Jewish movement: Questions about the body
  • Who:Adults
  • Where:JCC Warszawa, ul. Chmielna 9A
  • When:Thursday, September 13th, 2018, 7:00 p.m.

Jewish movement: Questions about the body

"Jewish movement" is also asking (even difficult) questions! Join us on September 13th, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at JCC Warszawa for a discussion about the movement and body within the Jewish world.
Together with Tammy Izhaki, rabbi MaƂgorzata Kordowicz, Betty Q, Yael Vishnitzki-Levy and Patrycja DoƂowy (check their bios below) we will try to map the topic, ask all relevant questions pertaining to the body expression, movement and Judaism, Jewish culture and tradition. Come and join the conversation with all the question marks the topic raises for you!

Free entry!
See you there!

Tammy Izhaki - Co-artistic director and founder of "Between Heaven and Earth". Holds a BFA from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam, Holland, additional studies at the MA interdisciplinary arts center at Tel-Aviv University and the School of Visual Theater in Jerusalem. As a choreographer, she often collaborates with Ronen Izhaki, her partner in art and in life. Their works have been shown throughout Israel and around the world, starting in 2001. She was Invited to compose or teach at The Dance Academy Jerusalem, Orot College, Herzog College, Hartman Institute and various Dance Departments.

MaƂgorzata Kordowicz, a graduate of Hebrew Department at the University of Warsaw, taught Hebrew at the University of Warsaw, J. Kuron Highschool and UMCS university in Lublin. Published 2 books: Polish-Hebrew siddur for children and a 20th century Hebrew handbook reprint updated with the contemporary chapters. For 15 years she contributed to a few Polish-Jewish magazines. In May 2016, she graduated from Jewish Theological Seminary in New York becoming the first Polish female rabbi.

Betty Q: the first Polish burlesque performer. Body positivity activist. Cooperates with PoĆŒar w Burdelu. Founder of Madame Q (stage, academy, cocktail bar) and Betty Q Burlesque Academy. An author of choreography for films. Producer and the director of Naked Girls Reading Warsaw. 

Patrycja DoƂowy, a phD, multimedia artist, writer, social activist, science and art promoter. Has been dealing with the topic of difficult memory for years, working on the border between different artistic disciplines. She bases her work on oral history and testimonies, she has conducted tens of interviews with witnesses, listened to hundreds of stories. She publishes her works and writings in artistic and cultural magazines. Co-author of several books and perfomances. Cooperates with Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, neTTheatre, POLIN Museum and the Yiddish Culture Center. The president of Przestrzenie Foundation and the Polish Association of Science Journalists. 

Yael Vishnizki-Levi (b. 1988 in New York) is an artist, curator and filmmaker. She holds a BFA (cum laude) from Bezalel Academy in Jerusalem, Israel. Yael exhibits her work internationally including at the WrocƂaw Contemporary Museum (PL) and Arad Contemporary Art Centre (IL). She participated in many international artist-in-residence programs including at the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw (PL), the Wschodnia Gallery in Ɓódz (PL), the Nida Art Colony in Nida (LT), and the Arad Art&Architecture in Arad (IL). As a curator, she has collaborated with institutions including the Center of Culture in Lublin (PL) and Binyamin Gallery in Tel-Aviv (IL). Since 2015 she is based in Warsaw, Poland. She is the founder of Artours Warsaw, a platform that provides contemporary art tours in Warsaw in English.

"Jewish movement" is an open invitation to explore the connection between body practices and culture. It’s a collaborative project led by Warsaw Dance Department and the Jewish Community Center in Warsaw, Poland born from an attempt to create an authentic culture-forming process.
The project includes artistic residencies, workshops, and meetings serving as a platform to exchange knowledge, experiences and artistic approaches. It’s an opportunity to raise questions and map the conceptual framework spreading between the topics of Israel, Poland, Judaism, culture, history, art, movement, and body-expression, using both theory and practice as tools.

Warsaw Dance Department, Jewish Community Center JCC Warszawa 

Israeli Embassy in Poland, Nowy Teatr, City of Warsaw. Events coorganised by Nowy Teatr are financed by the City of Warsaw, Gaga Movement & Research Ltd.

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