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04/20/2017

Rehearsing "Between Two Worlds" at SguardiDanza-Center for the Arts.

Rehearsing the new event, Between Two Worlds, premiering at SguardiDanza-Center for the Arts in Montespertoli (Florence, Italy) on May 20, 2017. All original choreographies are by Antonella Bardi, to Dybbuk-inspired compositions by Aaron Copland and Leonard Bernstein. Tra i Due Mondi (Between Two Worlds) is the first collaboration of ICAMus with SguardiDanza (Antonella Bardi, Artistic Director). With critical introductions by Aloma Bardi, author of a book on musical adaptations of S. An-Ski's powerful play, The Dybbuk.

ANCIENT LEGENDS, AMERICAN MUSIC, CONTEMPORARY ART, AND NEW CHOREOGRAPHIES. Learn about our upcoming event of May 20, 2017, HERE.

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Young dancer, Giulia Morandi, an advanced dance student at SguardiDanza, in a sequence of rehearsal photos from Between Two Worlds, premiering at SguardiDanza-Center for the Arts in Montespertoli (Firenze) on May 20, 2017 at 9:00 pm.

This upcoming event is devoted to the many American composers who have been inspired by the Yiddish play, The Dybbuk, by S. An-Ski, a legend of love and possession, of music and dance. The comments on Esotismi musicali del Dibbuk. Ispirazioni da un soggetto del folclore ebraico by Aloma Bardi are accompanied and illuminated by new choreographies and visual art.

Aloma Bardi's book, published in 2014 by the University of Naples "L'Orientale" - Center for Judaic Studies (in the Series "Archivio di Studi Ebraici" directed by Professor Giancarlo Lacerenza) is introduced in a non-academic way. The volume focuses on musical adaptations of S. An-Ski’s Yiddish play, The Dybbuk: Or, Between Two Worlds--most notably by Aaron Copland, Leonard Bernstein, and Solomon Epstein--also investigating the significance of George Gershwin’s unaccomplished project for an opera, The Dybbuk, conceived before he composed Porgy and Bess.

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