Collaboration with Hadar Ahuvia

Together we search for imagined evolutions without rupture, for poetry with weight, for a future grounded in past insight, for foresight.

Photos: Longwood, Florida 1996 (top) and Brooklyn College 1949 (bottom); courtesy of artists

Prayer of the Morning / You and I (working titles) 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. Together we search for imagined evolutions without rupture, for poetry with weight, for a future grounded in past insight, for foresight.

Upcoming & Past

Prayer of the Morning: Embodied Sound Practices for Diasporic Davening presented (on Zoom) by New Jewish Culture Fellowship Friday mornings Jan-Feb, 2021

Access/Axis (Northampton, MA) Residency & Showing at A.P.E. @ 33 Hawley Street and School for Contemporary Dance & Thought  Jan 13-16, 2021

Center at Westpark (NYC) Residency & Showing  January 20 – Feb 2, 2020

Mount Tremper’s  Watershed Laboratory (Phoenecia, NY) curated by Movement Research (part of the culmination of Tatyana’s 2017-18 Artist-in-Residence along with Leslie Cuyjet and Lorene Bouboushian), June 2019.

Dance ROULETTE (NYC) curated by Jennifer Lafferty, February 2016

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Read my recent writing published on Culturebot about Hadar’s work. This witnessing of our independent works feeds our collaboration.