Chutzpah! Festival of International Jewish Performing Arts returns in 2021 with an exciting lineup of performances and stimulating conversations.

Hourglass (World Premiere presented by RBC) by Idan Cohen

World Premiere contemporary dance LIVE from the stage of the Norman & Annette Rothstein Theatre. Join us in person for a physically-distanced show, or watch the simulcast from the comfort of your own home.

Hourglass brings together contemporary dance and live music. This new work features a duet with former Ballet BC company dancer Racheal Prince & returning Ballet BC company dancer Brandon Lee Alley (Dance//Novelle) joined on stage by pianist and celebrated conductor Leslie Dala. Hourglass is set to 4 Piano Études by acclaimed minimalist composer Philip Glass, one of the most important musical influences of the 20th/21st centuries. Glass’s work is celebrated for its ability to bend time, play with our perception of it, and break it apart. Drawing inspiration from this, Israeli choreographer and stage director Idan Cohen, Artistic Director of ‘Ne. Sans opera and dance’ fuses the past with the present to generate a movement that speaks of the most primal representation of time in our bodies: age and the process of aging.

Idan Cohen performed with Israel's world-renowned Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company and has been creating and teaching as an award-winning choreographer since 2005.

Hourglass was created as part of the Chutzpah! Festival's Creative Residency Program at the Rothstein Theatre.


Wednesday, November 25 | 7PM PST




$18 - Simulcast Single

$32 - Simulcast Household

November 19, 2020 Update:
In accordance with the latest order on November 19 from the BC Ministry of Health and our deep concern for the safety of our artists, staff and patrons, the Chutzpah! Festival isn't able to welcome audiences to the Norman and Annette Rothstein Theatre at this time.

Gratefully, we are still able to proceed with the virtual performances for this show where you will have the opportunity to watch from the comfort of your own homes . If you are a ticketholder for either of these performances, you will be contacted soon with your ticketing options and our offer to convert your tickets for virtual online tickets to replace your in-person tickets that you had already purchased. The pandemic has significantly impacted the performing arts this year, and your support is needed more than ever. If you can donate the full amount of the difference in the price of the tickets, we thank you in advance for your generosity.

Thank you for your patience and support as we respond to your inquiries in a timely manner.

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