This Week in New York Insider's Guide to Arts & Culture in New York City Since 2001

29Oct/13

ANIKAYA DANCE THEATER: LILITH

Triskelion Arts, Aldous Theater
118 North Eleventh St., third floor
Friday, November 1, 8:00, and Saturday, November 2, 5:30 & 8:00, $15
800-838-3006
www.triskelionarts.org
www.wendyjehlen.wix.com

Massachusetts-based dancer and choreographer Wendy Jehlen, the artistic director of ANIKAI Dance Theater, has created two versions of her 2013 work, Lilith, one for a group performing outside, the other a solo for indoors. On November 1-2, Jehlen will perform the solo Lilith at Triskelion Arts in Brooklyn before she heads overseas to present the piece in India. Inspired by Kiki Smith’s 1994 “Lilith” sculpture and incorporating poetry by Keith Tornheim and from the Gilgamesh epic, Jehlen tells the story of Adam’s first wife, beginning with the creation of the world and following her development as she becomes a strong, independent woman who continues to be a symbol in the modern era, as evidenced by the Lilith Fair of the late 1990s.

Comments (0) Trackbacks (0)

No comments yet.


Leave a comment


No trackbacks yet.