Celebrating the Creative Mind

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Saturday, October 31, 2020

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In Conversation with choreographer Yoshito Sakuraba and composer Na’ama Zisser

Featuring performances by Abarukas Dance Co. with original music by Na’ama Zisser

Commemorating 20 Years of Presenting the Arts at the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts

Performance excerpts by New York City based Abakuras Dance Co., Jeruaslem Symphony Orchestra, and the Royal Opera House in London. 

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You will be emailed a YouTube link, which will be available for viewing for two weeks, beginning on Friday, October 16 at 7:30 PM.  

Join Rozsa Center programming director Mary Jennings for a conversation with artists Yoshito Sakuraba and Na’ama Zisser, featuring performance clips by NYC based Abarukas dance company, the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Opera House in London. Choreographer Yoshito Sakuraba and composer Na’ama Zisser were selected as artists in residence for the inaugural Choreographer and Composer Residency program on Rabbit Islandduring the summer of 2019, and were slated to premiere a new work at the Rozsa Center  before pandemic related restrictions changed their plans. From their homes in New York and London, Yoshito and Na’ama will talk with the Rozsa Center about their experience together on Rabbit Island, the impacts of isolation on their creative processes, and the ways in which artistic work is important in society today. The virtual event will feature performances by Abarukas dance company with choreography by Sakuraba, and audio clips of featured work composed by Zisser and performed by the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Opera House in London.

Yoshito Sakuraba is a New York City based choreographer originally from Japan. He is the artistic director of the Abarukas dance company and his work has been performed in Germany, Poland, Italy, Spain, Israel, Mexico, and throughout the United States. Yoshito’s choreography has won numerous international awards, including the Best Choreography Award by FINI Dance in Italy.

Na’ama Zisser is a London-based composer originally from Israel, where she grew up in an Orthodox-Jewish household before moving to the U.K. She recently completed her doctoral composer-in-residence with the Royal Opera House in London and Guildhall School of Music & Drama. 

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