Co-produced by New Mexico School for the Arts-
Saturday, March 22 @ 7:30 p.m. and
Sunday, March 23 @ 2:00 p.m.
Hosted by NDI New Mexico at the Dance Barns
1140 Alto Street, Santa Fe
Tickets: $5 K-12 students, $10 Artist/Fixed Income, $20 General Admission.
For tickets, click Tickets Santa Fe, visit the Lensic Box Office, or call (505) 988-1234.
In Hebrew, HaMapah means “the tablecloth” or “the map." HaMapah/The Mapis conceived and performed Adam McKinney (formerly of Alvin Alley American Dance Theater) and directed by Daniel Banks. First premiered in 2010,HaMapah/The Map has engaged audiences around the world and, with the gracious partnership of New Mexico School for the Arts-Art Institute and National Dance Institute-New Mexico, DNAWORKS is thrilled to present the premiere of the work in its entirety to the Santa Fe community
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 HaMapah /The Map McKinney explores issues of identity, heritage, and ancestry. As part of the program, immediately following the performance, DNAWORKS Co-Directors McKinney and Banks lead a community dialogue about the audience's relationship to the core ideas of the piece.
Click here for a video excerpt fromHaMapah / The Map.
Audience responses to performances of HaMapah/The Map
"I enjoyed the performance: exquisite dancing, thought-provoking and seamless integration of movement, text/song, image--so much to admire!"
"It was a really beautiful piece last night! The dance and multi-media were just superb!"
"I was so moved by the performance and the follow up last night...this was so amazingly beautiful, creative, executed and magnificent that I am lost for words."
"I think that your work is about looking within, and connecting with our body-houses, so that we can appreciate our ancestry. You are creating a pathway for people to understand how to reconnect with themselves...you provide possibility to a richer experience of one's own life...Societies can be changed this way for the better."