Hadar Ahuvia and Tatyana Tenenbaum |Prayer of the Morning
Thursday, May 13 and Saturday, May 15 at 7pm
Streamed live from the Ellen Stewart Theatre
Prayer of the Morning is a collaborative performance by Hadar Ahuvia and Tatyana Tenenbaum grounded in multidisciplinary modes of their Ashkenazi Jewish lineages. Drawing strength from liberation struggles while interrogating collusion with colonial regimes, they weave and re-cast their cultural pageantries, composing new prosody for this moment.
La MaMa Moves! Dance Festival is supported in part by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature with additional support from the Harkness Foundation for Dance, the Howard Gilman Foundation, the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Jerome Robbins Foundation, The Sequoia Foundation, and The Shubert Foundation.
Photography by Maria Baranova
Hadar Ahuvia and Tatyana Tenenbaum (NYC/Lenapehoking) areinterdisciplinary performance makers who have been supporting each other's worksince 2014. Their individual works have taken different pathways towardexamining Jewish histories-for Ahuvia deconstructing Zionist folk song anddance and grounding in Ashkenazi liturgical modes; for Tenenbaum the resonantmythology of musical theater. They are recipients of the 2021 New JewishCulture Fellowship and have received support for their collaboration fromRoulette Intermedium, Mount Tremper Arts, and the Center at West Park. Theyhave facilitated collaborative workshops through Earthdance's Moving Arts Lab,and Brooklyn Jews. Individually, Ahuvia, raised in Israel/Palestine and theUS/Turtle Island, has had her work supported by Movement Research, BaryshnikovArts Center, New Music USA, and the Brooklyn Arts Council, and has beenpresented by NYLA/DTW, the 14th Street Y, Art Stations Foundations, DanspaceProject, and Gibney Dance. Tenenbaum's work was most recently presented byDanspace Project as part of collective terrain/s, co-organized with artistJasmine Hearn and curator Lydia Bell. Her past work has been commissioned andpresented by The Chocolate Factory Theater, Temple University, Snug Harbor, andBrooklyn Studios for Dance, among others.
La MaMa Moves! Dance Festival
La MaMa Moves! Dance Festival continues to support La MaMa’s commitment to presenting diverse performance styles that challenge audience’s perception of dance by featuring performance/installations, experimental film screenings & public symposiums which address dance artists’ engagement with the current political climate, as well as honoring diasporic histories and legacy, ancestral inspirations and inter-generational dialogue.