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About HaMapah/The Map
Conceived and performed by Adam McKinney, and directed by Daniel Banks, HaMapah/The Map is a multimedia, genealogical dance journey that traces the intersections of dancer Adam McKinney's African American, Native American, and Jewish heritages. HaMapah/The Map weaves contemporary dance with archival material, personal interviews, Yiddish and American songs, and video set to traditional, contemporary, and classical music. In this vibrant piece, McKinney explores issues of identity, ancestry, and family.
As part of the program, DNAWORKS Co-Directors McKinney and Banks lead a community dialogue with the audience about the core ideas of the piece.
What people are saying about HaMapah/The Map:
"HaMapah took my breath away. I could not speak right after the performance. I wanted to sit in silence with my thoughts and feelings.”
– Local supporter of the McCoy Theatre, Memphis Tennessee
“I speak non-stop about HaMapah. I feel totally elevated because of the experience. I could not fall asleep last night, I was so positively excited…The genius of this experience for me was the reference to the past to create the future. Through our ancestors, in this case Adam’s, all our ancestors were mobilized and the surge of personal emotions touched upon our current multiplicity of identities that reside in all of us and make us so human, similar and distinct at the same time.”
– Shula Bahat, C.E.O., Beit Hatfutsot of America
"HaMapah/The Map is, conceptually, one of the most critical performances/ productions I have had the opportunity to participate in and witness. The exquisite 30-minute choreographed solo tells a riveting life story/family history. However, it is the also the engagement of the audience after the performance that truly makes this event a unique experience. The audience not only responded to the work on stage, but they also revealed their own life stories in relationship to the work."
– Ms. Baraka Sele, Independent Producer and Consultant