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Time: May 12, 2010 from 8pm to 10pm
Location: Jewish Community Center in Manhattan
Street: 334 Amsterdam Ave (at 76th street)
City/Town: New York
Website or Map: http://www.jccmanhattan.org/
Event Type: performance
Organized By: DNAWORKS
Latest Activity: Apr 22, 2010
In Hebrew, HaMapah / המפה means “the tablecloth” or “the map." HaMapah / המפה weaves contemporary dance with archival material, personal interviews, Yiddish and American songs, and video set to traditional, contemporary, and classical music. In HaMapah / המפה, McKinney explores issues of culture, self-hood, and community.
In exploring his African, Jewish, and Native American heritages, McKinney dances the personal and the collective, the local and the global, and the present and the past. HaMapah/המפה invites audiences to consider and envision the possibility of a global Jewish identity.
As part of the program, immediately following the performance, DNAWORKS Co-Directors McKinney
and Banks lead a community dialogue with the audience about the core ideas of the piece.