August 14th, 2024
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Odisea (2005)


“The men and women of Odisea are unmistakable refugees who become optimistic pioneers as the dance subtly builds.”-The New York Times

With Odisea, choreographer Carolyn Dorfman continues her explorations of the Jewish legacy. Commissioned by Jewish Heritage New York and premiering at the South Street Seaport in NYC (September 12, 2004) the work chronicles the physical, emotional and spiritual journey of twenty-three Jews leaving persecution in Recife, Brazil in 1654 and their journey and ultimate landing on American soil in New Amsterdam (New York City). With music by Greg Wall and Cecelia Margules, the music blends elements of Jewish liturgy and musical legacy.


Choreography by Carolyn Dorfman
Music by Greg Wall* and Cecelia Margules**
Music Produced by Greg Wall
Costume Design by Katherine Winter

*Kol Nidre Journey written and arranged by Greg Wall
Text chanting- Shlomo Mizrachi
Recorded by Greg Wall at Kotel Sound, Livingston, NJ

**Rhapsody 23 written by Cecelia Margules, Arranged by Greg Wall
Classical guitar- Sean Harkness
Accordion- Yuri Lemeshev
Recorded by David Richards at Maze Bright, Tenefly, NJ