Judaica Project — Autumn 2017 travel schedule

01 September, 2017 by Ben Spatz | 0 comments

Judaica Project — Autumn 2017 travel schedule

The Judaica project is a laboratory for new embodied technique at the crossroads of experimental performance, critical identity politics, and ethnomusicological archives.

After four months of focused research, we are about to embark on nearly two months of continuous travel in the United Kingdom, United States, and Poland. Across these three countries we also aim to engage three distinct but overlapping types of public space: theatres, universities, and jewish community centers. 

We hope that you will join us for one of our participatory workshops; attend one of our full-day events combining screenings and live presentations in Kraków, London, New York City, Philadelphia, and Manchester; and/or come to one of our three curated panel discussions in London, New York City, and Philadelphia. For details, workshop registration, and more information, please check the online Judaica calendar webpage.

In the meantime, or if you cannot make it to any of these events, you are welcome to view the recent Judaica video essays or take your pick of nearly two hundred unedited video selections in the online Songwork Catalogue.

An overview of our travel schedule is as follows:


August 31: TaPRA conference in Salford

September 5: 'Democracy in Music' conference in Huddersfield


September 7-12: Synagogues in the Świętokrzyskie region

September 13-22: The Grotowski Institute, Wrocław

- 13th: Meeting with Mira Żelechower

- 15th: Concert at the White Stork Synagogue

- 22nd: Presentation at the Grotowski Institute

- - with Dariusz Kosiński

September 23-24: POLIN Museum, Warsaw

September 26: Grodzka Gate – NN Theatre, Lublin

October 1: Galicia Jewish Museum, Kraków


October 3: JW3 Jewish Community Centre, London

- with Yvon Bonenfant, Nwando Ebizie, and Shanti Suki Osman

October 4: Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, London

October 6: Goldsmiths, University of London


October 10: NYU Performance Studies, NYC

- with Ximena Garnica, Andre Lepecki, and Katherine Profeta

October 10-12: Workshops at Cave, home of Leimay, NYC

October 15: LABA Laboratory for Jewish Culture, NYC

October 16: Martin E. Segal Theatre Center, CUNY

- and SITI Company Thought Center, NYC

October 17: Panoply Performance Lab, NYC

October 18: Institute for Somatics & Social Justice, Philadelphia

- with Nicole Bindler, Fatima Adamu, Dan Blacksberg,

- Lela Aisha Jones, and Ezra Berkley Nepon

October 19: Wesleyan University, Connecticut

October 20: Tufts University, Massachusetts


October 24: University of Kent

October 26: University of Manchester


See you soon!

Dr Ben Spatz

Senior Lecturer | University of Huddersfield

Editor | Journal of Embodied Research | Open Library of Humanities

Convener | Embodied Research Working Group | IFTR

Author | What a Body Can Do (Routledge 2015)

Artistic Director | Urban Research Theater

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