Our friends at Nextbook just announced their Jewish Body Week Festival, taking place October 18-25 in New York, Washington, D.C., and San Francisco. The festival will include music, art, dance, really interesting chats, and more. The festival’s theme is inspired by a book by Melvin Konner, a renowned doctor and anthropologist, that takes measure of the “Jewish body,” considering sex, circumcision, genes, nose jobs, and other topics.
Being busy bodies ourselves, we are happy to be participating.
On Wednesday, October 21, the Museum will present:
Daniel Gwirtzman Dance Company in Tribe
This is a world-premiere performance that finds inspiration from Judaism and explores the human body as a source of reflection, strength, humor, and celebration. The performance features original music by Shawn Baltazor and Roxy Coss played live by a jazz quintet and violinist Sarah Geller. Following the performance is a Q&A and workshop with Gwirtzman and dance critic Elizabeth Zimmer.
To purchase tickets: click here.