Posts Tagged ‘video’

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Batsheva Ensemble: Tabula Rasa / Lost Cause

June 1, 2012

On Thursday, May 3, Dance Jerusalem went to the Jerusalem Theater to see a performance by the Batsheva Ensemble. The program included Ohad Naharin’s Tabula Rasa (1986) and Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar’s Lost Cause (2010).

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My Experience as Told by Natalie Portman

May 20, 2012

Does anyone remember the time we saw Natalie Portman at The Joyce Theater when we went to see Batsheva Dance Comapny perform Project 5? She was just hanging out with Ohad Naharin. No big. It’s funny how small the world is, or how small you can make it seem when you make funny connections.

Anyway, Natalie Portman knows exactly how I feel here in Jerusalem when I’m battling my own perceptions of physical and conceptual reality, in terms of moving the body (especially in Gaga class) and approaching choreography (especially in Melanie’s class). It’s about breaking habits and releasing yourself from mental and physical (and emotional?) atrophy.

Please enjoy Portman’s perfect portrayal of my plight:

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list-o-mania

May 11, 2012

 

The practice of list making makes me feel organized, yet a little crazy. Some might consider it a form of procrastination in itself, but I honestly don’t think that the busy month of May could at all be manageable if I didn’t write it all down on paper to see in front of me.

Without boring you all with the details, I am currently concerned with the following:

  • writing professional and personal emails
  • returning to a normal, busy dance class schedule
  • reviewing choreography for the Ensemble, finals, and student choreography
  • organizing the programs for Visiting Voices
  • ironing out the details for some small trips to Tel Aviv
  • attending interview this week for a potential short internship
  • planning my last rehearsal before Visiting Voices
  • searching for a good dance party to celebrate Kyle’s birthday
  • keeping myself well fed, well rested, and well hydrated
  • oh, and doing my homework

I would also like to blog more because there are so many amazing things to talk about. In short, this is an amazingly trying time because I really only have a month and a half left here. Though I’m very much looking forward to return, there are no words to describe how much I’ll miss Israel. But I’ll save the mushy, more poetic stuff for later posts.

As for now, I have a long list of things to do tonight and tomorrow if I want to get next week started right. Shabbat Shalom, everyone!

 

קרלו – Carlo

P.S. If you forgot just how punny I am, please enjoy this song:

 

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Yasmeen Godder’s Storm End Come

April 29, 2012

As you may know, I am enrolled in a unique-to-Dance Jerusalem lecture course called Dance in Israel. As you may or may not know, I adore it. Though all lessons are filled with great information, video, photo, and opportunity for discussion, the most effective (and my favorite) progression of these dance history (or current events?) lessons ends with a trip to see a live performance. Just last night Dance Jerusalem hit the Suzanne Dellal Center once more for another amazing demonstration of Israeli dance. This time, we visited Tel Aviv to see Yasmeen Godder’s Storm End Come.

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Photo courtesy of Gadi Dagon

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Hebrew Update: YouTube Videos

April 20, 2012

In Hebrew class, we sometimes use YouTube as a audio-visual aid. I’ve included here two of my favorites. If you can’t understand Hebrew, listen to the rhythm and sounds of the language. It’s really quite beautiful, in my opinion.

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The Story of Passover

April 12, 2012

I didn’t attend any Passover seder during this holiday break. Passover has affected my daily living here because I haven’t been able to purchase my usual breads, cereals, and oatmeal. I don’t know the story of Passover well because I prioritized leisure and relaxation over anything else during this break, including actually celebrating the holiday. But hey, the short explanation comes in my favorite form—a YouTube video! Please enjoy the story of Passover:

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Jerusalem Sounds and Art Jerusalem

April 10, 2012

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Did you know that my program, Dance Jerusalem, is just one of three fine arts programs offered by the Rothberg International School at Hebrew University?

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