Judaica: Travelogue

10/21/2017 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

with Ben Spatz, Nazlıhan Eda Erçin, and Agnieszka Mendel Saturday, October 21st, 2017 @ 6:00PM  Drop in suggested donation $15 ‘Judaica’ is an artistic research project that explores the meaning and power of song in relation to contemporary jewish identity. Based in the United Kingdom and funded by the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council, it draws together a trio team of ‘embodied researchers’ from the US, Poland, and Turkey to explore the act of singing in relation to memory, technique, and identity.   Cambridge will be our last stop in the United States after nearly two months of continuous travel and events organized at universities, community centers, theaters, synagogues, and other venues in the US, UK, and Poland. Here we will offer a retrospective view of our journey in three parts: first, a concert of fragments based on jewish songs in Yiddish, Hebrew, Turkish, Ladino, Luganda and other languages from around the world; second, a living laboratory that demonstrates the core methods of our research through embodied practice; and third, a selection of video screenings using new audiovisual forms to share our experiences and experiments with songwork.   Movement, voice, language, and video will be woven together in this unique…


2017 Fundraising Appeal


Starting with August 17th Summer Fiesta, 550 launches it’s 2nd annual fundraising campaign to support all that is (and will) going on at the Studio.

Support getting a donated piano up our steps, or a scholarship for the new youth dance program, even something as simple as keeping our rates affordable for artists.
During the past year and a half, we’ve seen so many wonderful things walk through our door: From the Artist Lab series we had in November 2016 to our Open Floor in February. Many artists have created work in the studio and we are grateful to be able to provide an affordable, convenient space for them to do that. We want to continue to make all of this (and more) possible in the future. But we really can’t without your contribution. Studio at 550 is a non-profit organization who has chosen to support artists with affordable artist rates. These rates need to be subsidized in order to meet expenses (such as rent). This is where you come in: Your donation will go directly towards keeping the artist rates affordable. Thank you for your continued support!
Callie Chapman
Studio at 550