This contemporary dance work seeks to revive and honor the music of Erwin Schulhoff, a Jewish composer and victim of the Holocaust. A radical artist of his time, Schulhoff was one of the first European musicians to integrate jazz into traditional musical forms. The Nazis viewed jazz and all forms of modern art as a threat to their ideology and sought to completely erase from history the work of Schulhoff and many other artistic pioneers. This performance celebrates the survival and legacy of Schulhoff’s music while investigating the Nazis’ ban on art forms that embraced freedom of expression and created avenues for sharing new ideas, perspectives, and voices.
“Schulhoff” is the latest work in Rachel Linsky’s ongoing series of projects, “Zachor,” which seeks to preserve the memories of World War II Holocaust survivors and victims through dance. Visit rachellinsky.com/zachor to learn more and see past works created in this series.
All proceeds from this event will go to UNICEF Ukraine.
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Saturday April 2, 2022, 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
The W Gallery
57 Andrew Ave
Wayland, MA 01778