Carolyn Dorfman Dance
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Omaha Performing Arts Carolyn Dorfman Dance The Legacy Project: A Dance of Hope Orpheum Theater Dance

Hailed as “ingenious” by critics, The Legacy Project: A Dance of Hope explores the devastation of the Holocaust through the soul-stirring beauty of dance. Presented in partnership with Omaha’s Institute for Holocaust Education, this powerful piece will make you cry, laugh, think and celebrate the resiliency of the human spirit. MORE

Acclaimed choreographer and storyteller Carolyn Dorfman has created an exultant “dance theater” trilogy that joins us through our common human experience. Told through the lens of the Holocaust and its devastation, hope inspires the journey to a land that promises new beginnings! Our deepest desires for peace, freedom and family are illuminated in this triumphant work that will make you cry, laugh, think and celebrate the capacity of the human spirit to rise above all circumstance.

Described by critics as “ingenious” (The Star-Ledger) and “emotionally resonant” (The New York Times), the dances in the Legacy Project bring together Dorfman’s family stories, Jewish history, and a universal struggle for identity. Through this combination, Dorfman inspires in her audience feelings of familiarity and unity, creating dances that serve as metaphors for the greater truths of the human experience, "In her works, visual images become still photographs that capture and freeze certain universal truths...both reflect(ing) and engender(ing) a profound humanity. Because her dances are about people and life experience, often moving from the autobiographical to the universal, they hold immediate appeal" (The New York Times).