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Meet Fellow Gil Sperling

Gil Sperling is a multimedia artist and performance maker. He has created short films and video installations, video design for the stage, and multimedia performances. Gil is a graduate of the School of Visual Theater in Jerusalem and holds a BA in psychology and philosophy. He spent a year as a fellow...

Lainie Fefferman discusses “Market Day”

On Thursday, June 2, LABAlive will present “Boundaries,” an evening of multi-disciplinary works-in-process exploring our relationship with beauty. The evening will feature teachings by Ruby Namdar and work by fellows Lital Dotan, Shanti Grumbine, and Lainie Fefferman, who will present scenes from her string quartet, Market Day. Here, Fefferman talks about her project and the inspiration...

Tamar’s Brother

BY LAINIE FEFFERMAN I am so used to anachronous sexual politics in the Bible, but the sibling relationship in the story of Tamar’s rape hit me hard. I have no brothers by blood, but looking at a sibling as a perpetrator instead of an ally horrifies me on a primal...

LABA MUSIC

YOAV GAL. LEVI-YULZARI DUO. ALICIA SVIGALS. NADAV LEV & RINAT SHAHAM. JANUARY 9/ 8PM JANUARY 11/ 11:30AM with BRUNCH TICKETS START AT $15 14th STREET Y *BRUNCH INCLUDES MIMOSAS AND A LIGHT NOSH CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS.   FEATURING: YOAV GAL Pioneering ‘indie opera’ creator Yoav Gal presents his...

SEDUCTION IN EYNAIM: A MATERNAL SONG CYCLE

New Music from Alicia Svigals Kadya Molodovsky For her LABA project, Svigals wove together her original settings of poetry and Biblical texts in Yiddish, Hebrew and English to create a musical work that speaks of fertility, fear and longing; and the double-edged helix of inheritance across generations of women. Here...

THE NIGHTWATCHER

Nadav Lev on Life in the Children’s House   Share    Come see Lev perform a brand-new work inspired by the nightwathers of his youth on 1/25 at the 14th Street Y. I was raised on kibbutz in central Israel where I lived, until age 11, in a communal lodging...

RUTH AND THE JUDGES

On hunger, desire and rock and roll by Stephen Hazan Arnoff http://vevo.ly/eDnhbM Share Ruth lives in the age of Judges. “Joshua Judges Ruth,” the title of a 1992 Lyle Lovett album, aptly summarizes this age by reciting the New Testament order of the books preceding her story as a kind...

TWO ANGELINAS

On Dylan’s Angelinas and Isaiah’s Fast by Stephen Hazan Arnoff     There are two Angelinas in Bob Dylan’s musical canon. Each offers an approach to human ambition and humility in the face of divinity, and each remains partly hidden in broad daylight for many years. The first figure is...