Ani Ma'amin (Hebrew for "I believe") is powerful and thought-provoking modern dance piece exploring the impact of the Holocaust on American Jews. Created and directed by Shira Greenberg, the 85-minute piece runs with no intermission. Five dancers recreate the experiences and themes expressed by multiple generations beginning pre-war and culminating at the present-day. Dynamic and emotional movement is threaded together with poetry and video testimonies from Holocaust survivors and children of survivors, with footage compiled from the University of Southern California's Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education.
"Keshet's five company members revealed an intense dramatic energy as they moved through this tightly designed dance with clean, strong technical skill.[the use of the stones as props] was one of the most moving and beautifully designed symbolic use of props this viewer has experienced.[the choreography and production] was totally absorbing, yet never morbid." - Jennifer Noyer, Albuquerque Journal Review
All performances are followed by a Q&A audience discussion session to provide an avenue for the community of performers and audience members to process and discuss the work while exploring their reactions to the event and the intense subject matter.
Due to the intense nature of the piece, parental guidance suggested for children under 13.
Keshet Center for the Arts (View)
4121 Cutler Ave Ne
Albuquerque, NM 87110