Middle East Dreaming of van Gogh in Gaza

Nimer Qeeq, 23, a student in a Shababeek sculpture workshop. (Loay Ayyoub/For The Washington Post) By James McAuley and Hazem Balousha September 25 GAZA CITY — On the top floor of a run-down studio, the young sculptors were scraping away at plaster bas-reliefs, in many cases re-creating Western masterpieces they may never see. Nimer Qeeq, […]

The Greenhouse Initiative

We want to share with you a video about our work at Andy's Summer Playhouse for the Greenhouse Initiative of Hannah's Dance in June 2019.  This was a devising workshop to discover with kids a way to create vignettes using movement and dance to tell some of the stories about Hannah Kroner, the dancer/choreographer of […]

“Polish Anne Frank” Diary

To be published after being rediscovered "Renia's Diary: A Holocaust Journal" by Renia Spiegel documents four years of the teenage girl's life in Nazi-occupied Poland.   Sept. 13, 2019, 11:52 AM EDT By Linda Givetash The profound and heartbreaking account of a Jewish girl trying to survive the terrors of occupied Poland during the Holocaust is […]

Zimdancehall in Zimbabwe

A Music Genre Grows in Zimbabwe, Fueled by Rage Against Authority “R&B doesn’t relate to the ghetto life that we live,” said Stephen Kudzanai Mamhare, a popular new Zimdancehall star better known by his stage name, Enzo Ishall. Credit Zinyange Auntony for The New York Times By Patrick Kingsley Sept. 7, 2019 HARARE, Zimbabwe — […]