REPERTORY – MODERN 3 – Advanced
Ze’eva Cohen, Bettina Montano and Laurie Freedman, Saturdays 1:00-3:30 PM
Adult participants may purchase a 10-class or 20-class Community Class Pass to participate.
Introductory rehearsal, Saturday, Jan 13, 1-3:00 PM
Intergenerational, Age 14+
“Sharing of the Water” Choreographed by Dancer/Choreographer/Educator Ze’eva Cohen
Repertory Workshop, Spring 2018
This repertory workshop will encompass the restaging of Ze’eva Cohen’s piece “Sharing of the Water.” The cast will be comprised of 10 or more dancers including intermediate/advanced level 3 Pulse students ages 14+ and adult women performers of mixed ages.
The subject of “Sharing of the Water” is migration and the yearning for a land that is a safe home. The choreography suggests peace making and reconciliation between a tight-knit community and a lone figure, representing a foreigner, a refugee, and “the other.” As danced to an Israeli/Middle Eastern song sung by Ofra Haza, the piece depicts a unified community of women that is shattered due to a man-made or a natural calamity from which a bond, for survival’s sake, is made between remnants of that group and the stranger. The piece is performed by women. The movement material is derived from Middle Eastern and Modern Dance traditions, unique to Ze’eva’s heritage and style.
In addition to learning a new movement style and artistic sensibility, students will have the opportunity to experience and understand that dance can represent a human situation and bring about new thinking and change.
Rehearsals and performances will take place as follows:
Saturday, Jan 13 Introductory rehearsal 1-3:00 PM with Ze’eva
Saturday, Jan 20-May 19 1-3:30 PM Warm up class/rehearsal with Bettina Montano and Laurie Freedman
Rehearsals with Ze’eva: Saturday Jan 13, Feb 3 and 17, March 10 and 24, April 21, May 12 AND Wed, Thurs, Fri April 18, 19, 20 5:30-7:30 PM
Thursday May 24 (tech rehearsal at theater- evening time TBD)
Friday May 25 Dress rehearsal (evening time TBD)
Saturday and Sunday May 26/27 performances at Simons Rock Daniel Arts Center
Saturday June 9, Community Day at Jacobs Pillow (Time TBD)
Bettina will offer weekly warm-up/class on Saturdays from 1-2:15 (optional for adult participants) and Laurie Freedman will be the rehearsal director when Ze’eva is not in residence.
Open Studio Week
December 13-21, 2017
December 13-21 is our annual Performing Arts Program OPEN STUDIO period. This is a time to observe your child in class and also a wonderful opportunity for students and friends to observe each other’s classes. Interested prospective students may also visit to observe at this time. New community class members get the added bonus of trying 1 FREE class
Friday, December 22nd
Hip Hop class for teens and adults
all levels ages 12+ $20 or included in your community class pass if you have one.
Saturday, December 16, 2017 @ 2 pm
Please join us for a very special presentation of work created by our YCI under the guidance of dance making teacher Susan Quinn.
Berkshire Pulse, 420 Park Street, Housatonic, MA