Friday, November 21, 2014 Heshvan 28, 5775
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As anyone who has ever attended summer camp can tell you, there are times when it can get to be like a circus. That was never more true than on July 19, when 250 campers and counselors at the Kaiserman JCC Day Camp in Wynnewood were treated to a performance by the Galilee Circus, a youth circus made up of...
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The Oyster is his world, concedes Avshalom Pollak. "It is; dance is the real world to me, always has been," adds half the namesake of Israel's Inbal Pinto & Avshalom Pollak Dance Company, giving the local premiere of Oyster on Feb. 9, 10 and 11 at Annenberg Center. It's all part of the arts venue's Dance Celebration series. Pollak and...
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SPEAKING VOLUMES I knew very few details about the life of legendary modern dancer Isadora Duncan when some friends and I -- seniors in college at the time -- went to see the 1969 film The Loves of Isadora . The movie was pretty much a mess. Karel Reisz, who began his career as an accomplished editor before he turned...
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Digging beneath the surface of some remarkable people
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At Home With André and Simone Weil . For the uninitiated, the title could lull you into believing that this is a sweet memoir about daily life in a bourgeois family in France. But even those who recognize the featured names -- monikers attached to two of the most fearsome French intellectuals of the 20th century -- might think that...
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Soviet émigré Sasha Farber's floor-burnin' gig lights up Philly
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Yellow waxy buildup never had a chance against the dripping, streaking sensuality of the dancers who torch the tiles of "Burn the Floor." Or is it all a linoleum litmus test? Doesn't matter; when you're hot, you're hot -- and the dancers who sizzle smoke from mopping the floor with their Fahrenheit 500 don't so much answer "So You Think...
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