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Simple Magic: Reclaiming Our Ancestry

Seth Eisen.

Sunday August 21, 2016 – 2:00-4:00pm.

Location: Chochmat HaLev.

A dynamic interdisciplinary performance about the life and legacy of the seminal gay Jewish artist Remy Charlip by Seth Eisen.

A precocious Jewish boy raised in Brooklyn, Charlip was an integral part of the New York avant-garde of the 1950s and 60s helping found The Merce Cunningham Dance Company and collaborating with many groundbreaking artists of his day: John Cage, Lou Harrison, Robert Rauschenberg, among others.

Charlip’s work defied easy categorization as he designed costumes and choreographed for The Judson Church Dance Theater, wrote and illustrated over 30 children’s books, and developed his own method of choreography called “Air Mail Dances” in which scores were illustrated and mailed to dancers around the world. Despite his impact in the world of contemporary art, winning two Obie Awards, and being named a National Treasure by the Library of Congress, his legacy is often lost in the shadows of his more celebrated peers.

Fusing rigorous research and interdisciplinary performance, this dynamic event is part of Eisen’s upcoming premiere of The Charlip Project, a performance protecting and promoting the legacy of Remy Charlip. For more information visit:www.eyezen.org/TheCharlipProject

Discover this seminal, gay ancestor in a not-to-be-missed celebration about how gay Jewish lineage is passed on from generation to generation.








August 21, 2016


2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Chochmat Halev
2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States




Seth Eisen

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