THE MAR VISTA
THE MAR VISTA, a dance/theater work written and choreographed by Yehuda Hyman in collaboration with the Mystical Feet Company (Ron Kagan, Dwight Kelly, Amanda Schussel and Hyman) is a fractured memoir about an American Jewish family taking place over a span of almost 100 years. LABA: A Laboratory for Jewish Culture, as part of NYTF’s KulturfestNYC will present The Mar Vista for 5 performances at the 14th Street Y from June 11-14, 2015.
The Mar Vista weaves together dance, gesture, spoken word, improvisation and ritual to tell a comical/tragical fragmented narrative about Hyman’s parents. “Mar Vista” is Spanish for “view of the sea.” It’s also the name of the Los Angeles neighborhood where he grew up: Mar Vista held within it’s name a promise of views of the Pacific Ocean for all. Unfortunately, the family’s small house was at the bottom of a big hill that blocked their view. In this new work, Hyman and his company attempt to climb that hill and witness the sea below.
This is a story of Hyman’s parents – a displaced romance.
THE MAR VISTA is conceived as a two-evening work of five interconnected stories. The June premiere at the 14ST Y will present the first three parts:
Part 1: Hamsa, is a solo which deals with curses, Passover, the 10 plagues and the story of his father.
Part 2: Leaning Into Moisture, is a duet about his mother and her forbidden wartime romance in Istanbul.
Part 3: Cincinnati, takes place in Cincinnati, 1951, Eddie Fisher rumbas, Perry Como tangos, Whiskey highballs and the night that his father proposed to his mother – in a hurry!
Presented by LABA: A Laboratory for Jewish Culture, as part of NYTF’s KulturfestNYC.
THE MAR VISTA was incubated at LABA: A Laboratory for Jewish Culture at the 14th Street Y.
Tickets are available now and can be purchased at the following link: http://www.labajournal.com/2014/12/mar-vista/
THE MAR VISTA is a sponsored project of New York Live Arts, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the purposes of THE MAR VISTA must be made payable to New York Live Arts and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.