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Dance Your Way into the New Year: Renewal Film Screening & Director Talk

Wednesday, October 12 @ 7:00 pm10:00 pm

Osher Marin JCC
200 North San Pedro Road

San Rafael, CA 94903 United States
Learn about this unique environmental friendly dance scene in Jerusalem with a film screening and director’s talk

Join Rodef Sholom and the Taube Center for Jewish Peoplehood at the Osher Marin JCC for a special screening of the film Renewal and a discussion with the director Stacey Menchel Kussell.

Contemporary ballet and environmental activism do not often go hand in hand. The Vertigo Eco-Arts Village, however, is a place where dance and ecology come together. The Eco-Arts village is an extension of the Vertigo Dance Company, the celebrated Jerusalem dance group founded by Noa Wertheim and her husband, Adi Sha’al. ‘Renewal’ provides new perspectives on the Middle East by showcasing Jerusalem’s distinctive dance culture. The documentary features captivating scenes of the Vertigo company in performance and rehearsals, and in their ecological pursuits including gray water recycling and permaculture. Investigating sustainable living, the film provides tangible examples of accessible ecological practices – all while asking larger questions about art, family, and nature. How do we continue to sustain ourselves?

Directed by Stacey Menchel Kussell

Israel / United States, 2015

Documentary, Dance, Jewish Culture, Israeli Culture

English, Hebrew (with English subtitles)

40 minutes


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