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“THE SURVIVOR AND THE TRANSLATOR: A Solo Theatre Piece About Not Having Experienced The Holocaust, By A Daughter Of Concentration Camp Survivors

The Survivor and the Translator

Distinguished international performance artist Leeny Sack presents a video screening of her critically acclaimed 1980 production, The Survivor and the Translator, followed by a discussion with the artist. The film is one hour.

The Survivor and the Translator premiered at the Performing Garage in NYC (1980) and toured internationally. The text was published in Lenora Champagne’s anthology, OUT FROM UNDER: Texts by Women Performance Artists, and in Robert Skloot’s The Theatre of the Holocaust, Volume 2. Her biography appears in Holocaust Literature: An Encyclopedia of Writers and Their Work.

Leeny Sack’s autobiographical one-woman show, The Survivor and the Translator […] stages an attempt to recuperate language and experience through acts of translation […] Sack’s performance is part of the tradition of recovering, remembering, and recounting Holocaust narratives. Her performance [is] shaped by the tension between an experience that cannot be assimilated and words that defy translation. […] Sack’s story is personal to Sack’s family, but also to millions of other families.  -Carol Martin, Theatre of the Real

Leeny Sack is an interdisciplinary performance artist, originator of The Performative Self™, and certified Master Teacher of Kinetic Awareness®. She was a member of The Performance Group, the renowned experimental theater company founded by Richard Schechner, was on the faculty of NYU’s Experimental Theater Wing, Naropa University’s MFA program in Contemporary Performance, and was co-founder and artistic director of Pangea Farm Retreat Center. Sack has taught and performed throughout the U.S., Europe, and in Asia at venues including the Venice Biennale, The Edinburgh Festival, The American Dance Festival, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. 


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Time and Place
October 11, 2018, 7:00 pm
The Cherry Artspace (102 Cherry St., Ithaca)
50% of donation goes to ACLU