Dance me to the end of the war
How did it come about that the major dance piece created about the 1973 war was choreographed by an African-American choreographer?
“And After,” a work by the African-American choreographer Gene Hill Sagan, was performed in Israel in 1974. The backdrop onstage was an intimating topographical map of the Golan Heights, designed by the artist and sculptor Dani Karavan. A recording of a powerful crescendo of breaking waves added to the effect. A few dancers were seen reclining on the stage, like monuments, like broken machines of war,...
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