Saturday, September 21
7:00 pm Schmooze and Havdalah
7:30 pm HaMapah performance
9:00 – 9:30 pm Selichot service
Free to attend! No registration required.
HaMapah/The Map: Dance/Film/Dialogue
For Selichot, Congregational Emanu-El welcomes DNAWORKS, an arts and service organization that is committed to healing through the arts and dialogue. They will present the program entitled “HaMapah/The Map: Finding Forgiveness,” which incorporates both live and filmed dance performance.
Founded in 2006 by Daniel Banks, Ph.D. and Adam McKinney, M.A., DNAWORKS is an arts and service organization dedicated to furthering artistic expression and dialogue, focusing on issues of identity, culture, class and heritage. DNAWORKS applies its award-winning arts process to develop and create dance, theater and film to promote dialogue-based social justice action and community building with academic institutions and community organizations across the U.S. and in fifteen countries around the world. DNAWORKS believes art = ritual = healing = community and that this philosophy and practice lead to a more peaceful and understanding world.
Daniel Banks Bio
Daniel Banks is a theater director, dramaturg, performer and author who has worked in twenty countries. He has directed at the National Theatre of Uganda; the Belarussian National Drama Theatre; The Market Theatre, South Africa; Playhouse Square, Cleveland; HERE Arts Center, NY; Bay Area Playwrights Festival; and with Kompany Malakhi, London. He worked as choreographer/movement director at Shakespeare in the Park/NY Shakespeare Festival, Theatre for a New Audience, Maurice Sendak’s The Night Kitchen, Singapore Rep, and La Monnaie/De Munt (Brussels), among others. Daniel is on the dramaturgical team of Camille A. Brown & Dancers. He is founder and director of the Hip Hop Theatre Initiative, promoting youth self-expression and leadership. He is published by Routledge and University of Michigan Press, among others.
Adam McKinney Bio
Adam W. McKinney is a former member of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Béjart Ballet Lausanne, Alonzo King LINES Ballet, Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, and Milwaukee Ballet Company. He has led dance work across the U.S. and in Benin, Canada, England, Ghana, Hungary, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Mexico, Palestine, Poland, Rwanda, Serbia, Spain and South Africa. Named one of the most influential African-Americans in Milwaukee, WI, by St. Vincent DePaul, McKinney is the Co-Director of DNAWORKS, an arts and service organization committed to healing through the arts and dialogue. He holds a B.F.A. with high honors in Dance Performance from Butler University and an M.A. in Dance Studies with concentrations in Race and Trauma theories from NYU-Gallatin. McKinney is an Assistant Professor of Dance at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth.