Thu, August 13th

New Jewish Theater Festival w/ Adeena Karasick & Frank London: Salomé: Woman of Valor


Doors 6:30PM
Show 7:15PM
Advance Price $15
Door Price $20
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Salomé: Woman of Valor — Adeena Karasick/Frank London (USA)
Welt -- David Bursztein & co. (France)

Welt -- David Bursztein & co. (France)

Salomé: Woman of Valor

Scapegoated like the sacrificial goat sent out in the wilderness 
to be slaughtered,
refracted in fragments of fact, re-flective factions of fiction in friction
re-taled in the toiling, tilled in the tolling, styled in the telling, De-TaILING, tallying – 
through history, mystery, herstory errstory,
a mythistory to be endlessLy re-told.

Poet/spoken word performer Adeena Karasick and trumpeter/composer Frank London present Salomé: Woman of Valor, their radical re-telling of the story of Salomé. This multi-disciplinary performance re-visions Salomé through a feminist Jewish perspective and translates the story not only as a narrative of violence and desire, but of scapegoating and our contemporary preoccupation with erotic and aesthetic transgression, occupying a space of otherness and desire.

The creative team for Salomé: Woman of Valor includes:
- visual landscape artist Paul Clay, who is both VJ for Basement Bhangra and the set designer of the Broadway show, RENT.  
-  super virtuosic creative musicians, percussionist Deep Singh and keyboardist Shai Bachar, performing the Jewish/Arabic/Bhangra/Free Jazz/trance score with trumpeter London.
- dancer Roni Yaari, creator of Inner Spirit Dance, practitioner of all styles of belly dance from classical, modern, Arabic, Indian and beyond. 

Welt: David Bursztein & co.

French actor David Burzstein leads us on a journey with humor, takes us by the hand and installs us in the heart of Shtetl Street, where his dybbuks, ghosts from another time, are interpreted in Yiddish songs. Accompanied by a quintet, David Bursztein conveys and shares with his audience his very own connection to Judaism. 

Line up:
David Bursztein: vocals 
Alain Territo: upright bass, bandoneon, musical saw 
Vincent Pagliarin: violin 
Jeremy Pagliarin: violin 
Lucas Territo: guitar 
Marie-Claire Dupuy: vibraphon et cimbalom 
Jean-Marc Puigserver: barrel organ, accordeon 
Ludo Fish: samples and sound