You and I (working title) is an equal collaboration between Hadar Ahuvia and Tatyana Tenenbaum that makes space for repairing our Jewishness within the ongoing wreckage of colonialism. It is a prying open of our Jewish diasporic histories and ‘folklore’. For Hadar it is the collectivist Zionist project and its culture, song and dance; for Tatyana, her grandparents work as Broadway producers, sewing seeds of the American dream through musical theater. We are examining how our Ashkenazi families participated in projects that, though seemingly disparate, share an ideological root—the acceptance of the supremacy of the West and its advance. You and I searches for imagined evolutions without rupture, for poetry with weight, for a future grounded in past insight, for foresight.
Music, Text, Choreography and Performance by Hadar Ahuvia and Tatyana Tenenbaum
Friday, Jan 31 at 6pm
Saturday, Feb 1 at 3pm and 6pm
Photos: Longwood, Florida 1996 (top) and Brooklyn College 1949 (bottom); courtesy of artists