Netta Yerushalmy: Paramodernities

Netta Yerushalmy: Paramodernities

Friday, October 4, 2019 at 7:30pm
CFA Theater

$28 general public; $26 senior citizens, Wesleyan faculty/staff/alumni, non-Wesleyan students; $6 Wesleyan students, youth under 18

Choreographer Netta Yerushalmy will be livestreaming the six movements of her work Paramodernities as performed at New York Live Arts in 2019 from Monday, May 4 through Saturday, May 9, 2020 at 3pm on her website here.

PARAMODERNITIES #1 (excerpt) : The Work of Dance in the Age of Sacred Lives from Netta Yerushalmy on Vimeo.

“Ms. Yerushalmy’s work melds daring ideas with lush movement that makes space for nuance and detail.”
The New York Times

Raised in Galilee, Israel and based in New York, choreographer Netta Yerushalmy has worked with dance companies including Doug Varone and Dancers and the Metropolitan Opera Ballet. At Wesleyan, the Connecticut premiere of her Paramodernities (2018) will feature a series of four dance-experiments, deconstructing landmark dances by Vaslav Nijinsky, Martha Graham, Merce Cunningham, and Alvin Ailey; performed alongside texts by scholars and writers who place these iconic works within a historical context.

There will be a free artist talk with Netta Yerushalmy on Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 4:45pm in the Cross Street Dance Studio, located at 160 Cross Street on the Wesleyan campus in Middletown. She will be joined by Professor of English and Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Christina Crosby and other scholars to discuss "The Choreography of Rehabilitation" in the disability- and race-themed segment (#6) of Paramodernities. There will be a screening of a film of this work, which is based on George Balanchine’s Agon.

Join choreographer Netta Yerushlamy for a free master class, Deconstructing Dance History — A Studio Practice, on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 11am in the Bessie Schönberg Dance Studio, located at 247 Pine Street on the Wesleyan campus in Middletown. The movement workshop explores, interrogates and re-frames the Western dance canon. This workshop is appropriate for intermediate-level dancers.

For more information about Paramodernities, please click here

Click here to read a review of Paramodernities from CultureVulture

This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit

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Photo by Maria Baranova.