“I don’t know that there’s a ‘Jewish sense of humor,’ but I do think there is a self-deprecation that I consider Jewish.”
Kim Bendheim’s family celebrated Jewish assimilation. She writes about abandoning her family’s WASPy roots to get married under a chupah and study for an adult Bat Mitzvah.
The mind of choreographer Jody Oberfelder is preoccupied. It swirls with love, folklore and dreams, fixations she shares with another artist of a different medium, Marc Chagall. Oberfelder pulls her ideas and images for dances from diverse sources, including Chinese puzzles and the Brothers Grimm. But Chagall holds a special place in her