Dance is not limited to a certain style or technique.

Dance is the birthright of all human beings. If you can breathe, you can dance!



Artistic Director: Julie Gayer Kris

Outreach and Development Assistant: Meredith-Lyn Avey

Musician: Newman Taylor Baker


Sarah Zitnay

Meredith-Lyn Avey

Leah Ives

Melissa Brading


Regina Ress, storyteller

Jon Can Coskunes, costumes

Cory Antiel, video

Magdalen Pierrakos, costumes, set and stage design

Alon Nechustan, music

Lindsay Lee, dancer

Leah Thorn, poet/spoken word artist

Michael George, photographer

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Avodah Dance encourages you to experience the power of community art making!

November 13th 2014 at 6:30pm

Turtle Bay Music School

244 E 52 Street (New York City)

We present to you an evening of dance and music that highlights our versatile work. Featuring the participation of formerly incarcerated women and new work inspired by and created by the women at Bedford Hills Correctional Facility.

Presenting our most current text study repertoire: Rewrite, by Leah Ives, with live percussion by Newman Taylor Baker.

Also featuring live music performed and composed by singer/songwriter, Abby Payne of The Round Table – an all women lead group of artists and musicians that come together to support one another as well as the arts.

Food and drinks will be provided, including the most delicious vegan cupcakes by Sweet Generation – a sweet organization that uses proceeds of their baked goods to support the arts!

Together we will participate in a rhythm and movement workshop lead by members of Avodah Dance and engage in community art making. Come be a part of the art and help us continue our service of bringing accessible arts workshops to diverse communities!

Suggested Donation: $25

Pledge your support here.

All proceeds of this event will go towards: providing incarcerated women and their children with accessible arts workshops; future projects with people re-entering society; continuing our mission of community engagement through the arts.


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