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Apr 16, 2015 1:30 EST

THE MAR VISTA: a dance/theater work written and choreographed by Yehuda Hyman in collaboration with the Mystical Feet Company, a fractured memoir about an American Jewish family taking place over a span of almost 100 years

iCrowdNewswire - Apr 16, 2015

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.

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