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

“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.

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

Photo by Maria Baranova.