Climbing a Mountain Called India

26 Feb 2020, Posted by Emad Salem in Uncategorized

By Jonathan Hollander February 26, 2020 Part 2 of 3 What began as a cultural immersion during the summer of my 16th year, living with a family in Bombay as an exchange student, ballooned into a life-long quest with each plateau reached revealing yet another…

Remembering Adel Euro

20 Jul 2016, Posted by Battery Dance Staff in Cultural Diplomacy

Adil Qais Adil Faraj Al-Jaf  AKA ADEL EURO    March 18, 1993 – July 3, 2016   Battery Dance mourns the loss of its beloved Iraqi protégé Adel Euro, a dancer, choreographer, rapper, filmmaker, coach and all-around extraordinary human being.  In the aftermath of the Baghdad bombing that took the…

Getting Ready for Durga

06 Apr 2016, Posted by Jonathan Hollander in NY Season

By Jonathan Hollander April 6, 2016 April, 1991 – I am in Ahmedabad, India, on a Fulbright grant, choreographing an evening-length work on Mallika Sarabhai and dancers from her acclaimed company, Darpana, in costumes designed by Sandhya Raman.  After a jubilant performance on the grounds…