Workshop with choreographer and director, Saar Magal, inaugural artist-in-resident in Jewish Studies. She is an award-winning, young choreographer and performance artist from Berlin. For more information about her work, click HERE.
This session is open to faculty and graduate students in Religious Studies and Jewish Studies. RSVP to Linda Huynh, lindamh[at]stanford.edu.
Participants will explore processes of extinction as a physical, political, ecological, social and cultural phenomenon together, mainly for the purpose of generating a constellation of images, narratives, movements, sounds and sensations for a new dance performance. Both students and faculty are invited to share their thoughts about ancient myths, prophecies and mythologies concerning end times and the idea of metamorphosis which appear in the old testament and other religious literature.
Through a presentation of Magal’s latest piece ‘Jephta’s Daughter’, commissioned by the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich for its 2015 summer festival, participants will discuss the world of topics and associations that moves the artist’s creation, the forms and methods of her work process, the convergence of artists, audience, objects, text and materials on stage and the dialogue between movement and narrative leading towards a new creation.