KlezKamp 27 – Yiddish Theater!

Posted by on Oct 26, 2011 in News, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

KlezKamp 27 – Yiddish Theater!

December 25 to 30, 2011 – mark your calendars!    KlezKamp, the renowned Yiddish Folk Arts program, returns for its 27th year to the vaunted Catskill Mountains, and this year’s theme is the Yiddish Theater.   I’ll be teaching traditional papercutting and a 4-day lecture recital course, and maybe this year I’ll finally have time to study drumming with illustrious Elaine Hoffman Watts!    Look here for everything you’ll need to join the...

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Making it Better: Folk Art in Pennsylvania Today

Posted by on Oct 25, 2011 in News, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

Making it Better: Folk Art in Pennsylvania Today

As part of a two-year traveling exhibit titled “Making it Better: Folk Art in Pennsylvania Today,”  my large papercut of a home blessing in Hebrew will be hanging at the State Museum of Pennylvania from November 19, 2011 through April 29, 2012.   On Sunday, November 20, I’ll be featured in a “Conversation with the Artist” immediately following a curator’s tour of the entire exhibition with Amy Skillman.   I’ll be working on a papercut design at the museum all afternoon, and from 2 to 4 PM I’ll be talking about my work, answering questions, and letting people try their hands at this traditional folk art. The museum is located at 300 North Third Street in Harrisburg.   Check out the exhibition and the Artist’s Talk...

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PennPAT Roster!

Posted by on Sep 12, 2011 in News, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

PennPAT Roster!

PennPAT – Pennsylvania Performing Arts on Tour – has chosen Susan Leviton as a roster artist for the upcoming 2012 season.   This extremely selective honor will allow me to book engagements throughout a 10-state mid-Atlantic region, and any non-profit group which schedules me (universities, libraries, community groups, residential centers) may apply for up to 50% of all fees, travel and lodging expenses!   I expect to be on the road throughout PA, NY, NJ, MD, DC, VA, WV, OH, DE, and perhaps the US Virgin Islands under this granting umbrella doing both solo work and in collaboration with accompanying musicians.   Please visit the PennPAT site to find out what the parameters are and how I can bring my dynamic new Yiddish cultural work to you!  Need more info?  Feel free to email me (susan@susanlevitonarts.com) and I can answer any of your questions. This is the very first time that PennPAT has awarded a performing artist working exclusively in Yiddish culture, and I am thrilled that larger audiences may be offered a taste of what a treasure-trove the Yiddish world can be!  Residencies (workshops, lectures, etc.) that accompany performances are often generously supported by PennPAT, so let’s be in touch and explore what I can bring to your community!   Click here to access PennPAT...

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PHC Commonwealth Speaker Appointment!

Posted by on Jun 24, 2011 in News, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

PHC Commonwealth Speaker Appointment!

I’ve just been informed that I have been selected as a Commonwealth Speaker for 2012 – 2013.   This appointment means I will have the opportunity to travel to Pennsylvania non-profit groups (libraries, schools, community centers, even state parks!) with my lecture/recital program Women’s Voices in Yiddish Song with my honorarium and travel expenses paid by the PA Humanities Council.   If you live in the state or have connections to people or institutions within the state, please check out www.pahumanities.org for more information.   The updated e-catalog will be available in November of 2011, but for now you can see my listing as a presenter of  Jewish papercut arts. I’ll certainly be glad to talk to you about scheduling for the ’12/’13 calendar years. I will be available with the Women’s Voices program as of January 1, 2012.  This is a wonderful opportunity to partake of Yiddish culture, so please be in touch!  ...

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Pennsylvania Humanities Council – 2010/2011 Commonwealth Speaker

Posted by on Jun 23, 2011 in News, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

Pennsylvania Humanities Council – 2010/2011 Commonwealth Speaker

I am currently in my second year as a Commonwealth Speaker for the PA Humanities Council.  This appointment allows me to travel around the state lecturing on the history and vitality of Jewish Papercut art.  I find it very exciting to share this rather simple folk art form (What do you need? A piece of paper and scissors or a blade!) with people who have never encountered the intricacy and variety of papercuts that have specific calendric, ritual or family use, as most traditional Jewish papercuts do. Click here to see for yourself what the Humanities Council Speakers are up...

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Senior Adults and Chisuk Emuna Lunch and Learn

Posted by on Jun 23, 2011 in News, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

Senior Adults and Chisuk Emuna Lunch and Learn

On June 23 I offered a multi-media presentation to the combined Senior Adult Club and Chisuk Emuna Congregation Lunch and Learn program at the Harrisburg JCC, titled:  “The Legacy of the Triangle Fire – 100 Years Out.”  The program, in a lecture/recital format, was built around the biographies of several women who were young needleworkers and became and remained social activists for their entire lives.  Archival photos and calligraphic tributes to the indigent victims of the Triangle Fire rounded out the program which featured Yiddish songs of needleworkers and the labor movement interspersed among the lecture...

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