Bringing the Arctic Home for Shabbat at JCC Manhattan

Friday, January 29 at 7pm & Saturday, January 30 at 3pm
JCC Manhattan | Goldman-Sonnenfeldt Auditorium
334 Amsterdam Avenue (@76th Street)

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As part of an environmentally-themed weekend of activities at the JCC Manhattan, Sperling and her company present two different programs of Bringing the Arctic Home.

On Friday evening at 7pm the company presents a performance at “Shabbat Shabbang” which includes meal, seasonal wines and desserts. Tickets are $18 and can be purchased on the JCC website or by calling registration: 646.505.5708.

On Saturday Saturday afternoon at 3pm the company presents a FREE performance and workshop for families with children. No reservations are necessary.

Both events showcase Time Lapse Dance’s Bringing the Arctic Home repertory. Ice Cycle  expresses the fragility and dynamics of the Arctic and features original music by Alaskan-born composer Matthew Burtner. Turbulence distills patterns of air disturbance into kinetic sculptural forms. Sperling’s solo Arctic Memory suggests a time-lapse of shifting ice floes.

On Saturday afternoon, Sperling introduces the children to the concepts behind the work in a fun, engaging manner and then the dancers perform repertory excerpts. After the performance, the kids will participate in a workshop led by the dancers which combines the science of fluid dynamics with the art of dancing. The program is suggested for children ages 3 and up.

NYC DCA LogoThis program is supported, in part, but public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.