with Bruce Bierman
filling the empty space with pure imagination
Play, clown, interpret and physicalize the universal themes inspired from classic Hebrew literature through the imaginative art of theater. Participants will have the opportunity in every session to create bold theatrical ensemble ‘compositions’ inspired by the empty gaps and questions that arise from text. All backgrounds and viewpoints welcome!
This class uses the groundbreaking actor training program known as Viewpoints that asks the performer to stretch their ability to surrender, stay open to possibility, sharpen awareness and awaken the senses.
October 14 – Nov 18th (6 weeks)
at Chochmat HaLev
Members of Chochmat HaLev: $120
General Public: $150
Bruce Bierman is an award-winning theater artist and educator with a passion for making classic texts breathe new life for today’s audiences. His original plays, musicals and adaptations include: Gimpel the Fool, Wade in the Water, The Blue Dress, Passion of Carmen! and Stella on Odets. Most recently, Bruce directed and choreographed the West Coast premiere of ‘Di Megilleh of Itzik Manger’ for the Jewish Music Festival. Bruce serves on the teaching faculty of the Stagebridge Theatre Company and is a leading presenter of Yiddish dance throughout the United States. Bruce also serves as the ‘maggid’ and dance specialist for the Sherith Israel religious school.