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Dance, Opera Companies Explore Our Human Stories

Carolyn Dorfman's Echad will be one of the works featured in her dance company's upcoming performance.
Christopher Duggan
Carolyn Dorfman's Echad will be one of the works featured in her dance company's upcoming performance.

A Tempo this Saturday (6/8) features conversations about upcoming performances by Carolyn Dorfman Dance and Encompass New Opera Theatre.

Many of the stories told through the performing arts touch on people's relationships and journeys, and A Tempo this week looks at upcoming performances by two companies that focus on related themes. Host Rachel Katz will speak with Carolyn Dorfman Dance founding Artistic Director Carolyn Dorfman about its "Celebrate 40/NYC" performance, which marks the company's 40th anniversary and includes works reflecting the human condition, including some from her Legacy Project that explored her Jewish heritage, the Holocaust and immigration. The concert takes place June 12 and 13 at the Ailey Citigroup Theatre in New York.

Rachel also speaks with Encompass New Opera Theatre co-founder and Artistic/Stage Director Nancy Rhodes about ENOT's June 9 production Unheard Voices: An Immigrant's Dream at The Green Space in New York. The performance includes music from a variety of cultural backgrounds, including songs from El Salvador, Ukraine, Russia, Argentina, Sweden and the U.S.

Rachel Katz is the host of A Tempo which airs Saturdays at 7 pm.