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Time: May 30, 2017 from 7pm to 9pm
Location: 14th Street Y
Street: 344 East 14th Street, NYC 10003
City/Town: New York
Website or Map: http://www.14streety.org/Into…
Event Type: performing, arts
Organized By: Emily
Latest Activity: May 11, 2017
Downtown Jewish Life presents INTO THE NIGHT: a contemporary spin on Tikkun Leil Shavuot, hosted by The 14th Street Y on Tuesday, May 30, 2017, from 7:00pm onward (into the night) at 344 East 14th Street, New York City.
The Tikkun is a night-long journey through culture in the vein of the many vernal "White Nights" of European traditions. The event will feature conversation and ritual led by artists, musicians, shamans, teachers, scholars, and rabbis. Downtown synagogues and community organizations will lead sessions and workshops designed to provoke philosophical discussion with attendees from all backgrounds.
From dance, music and poetry to mixology, text study, sacred chanting, events during the night will provide an environment of thought, culture, creativity, and an extension past one's daily life. While learning deep INTO THE NIGHT we will explore and challenge the notion of Jewish Ritual in inspiring new ways.
The "We the People" Track offers an engaging and revealing look at the issues facing audiences today through an anarchic knitting circle, a civil action / call postcard-making station, monologues by Flux Theatre on immigrations issues, and a reading and workshop on the Constitution.
More than 20 downtown community partners, theater and dance companies, Argentinean Visual Artists, and French Theater Director, Astrid Bas, plus Frank London and Nadav Lev will join in the fourth-annual night-time journey through conversation, culture, and ritual.
"On this holy evening, we are presenting "The Gaga Poems" to share the feminine energy, poetry, and spirit of six women dancers. These are poems about love and hope. They were inspired by my transformative experience of Gaga, a cutting edge dance vocabulary created by the Israeli choreographer Ohad Naharin."
-Lea Fridman & Astrid Bas, Artists
Admission is free and there will be programs for all levels of observance. A photo ID is required for entry. Advance RSVP is recommended. For more information and to reserve a spot, please visit http://www.14streety.org/IntoTheNight.