BARRY: Mamaloshen in dance! is Asya Zlatina’s first choreographed full evening length work, with some welcomed creative input from her dancers. A tribute to Zlatina’s grandparents, BARRY comes from a need to share her family’s experiences. It will be presented in repertory with excerpts from two other local choreographers at the Levitt Auditorium at the Gershman Hall, 401 South Broad Street in Philadelphia on September 11th at 4pm. The performance is followed by a Q + A with the dancers and a reception. Tickets are $15 and are available for purchase at the door as well as online on Dance Box Office.
The production is a celebration of life, highlighting hope and pain in one. Gone but not forgotten, the voice of the past is illuminated through dance to the music of the famous Yiddish Swing duo, the Barry Sisters. Childhood memories, romantic moments, sorrows and the ways of the shtetl come to life on our stage. “I always have a secret fear at how time can erase my loved ones and their importance,” says Zlatina. “My family has suffered so much but they accept quietly, and build a new life. And then, when we sit together and the stories and re-told, I wonder: who will care about this as the years go on? I want to make them immortal.”
Asya Zlatina was born in Moscow and grew up in the DC/Baltimore area. In her youth she trained at the Kirov Academy in Washington DC, Dance Explosion in Glen Burnie, and at the Washington Ballet School. She has danced with Koresh Dance Company since 2008, and now serves as adjunct professor of ballet and modern at Stockton University. She has a BA in Dance and Psychology from Goucher College and an MS in Nonprofit Administration from Drexel University. She begun creating her own work this year with a solo, Tonkaya Ryabina, which premiered at Headlong Studios in January 2016.
BARRY: Mamaloshen in dance!
September 11th at 4pm
Levitt Auditorium, Gershman Hall, 401 South Broad St., Phila.
Tickets: $15 online at Dance Box Office
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