War’s survivor syndrome explored through dance

STARRING Newtown dancer Cass Mortimer Eipper of the Sydney Dance Company, an extraordinary, multi-media event by the Sydney Art Quartet, ‘Crossroads’, is on offer later this month.

‘Crossroads’ dramatically explores human rights and the Holocaust and Survivor Syndrome using music, human movement, archival and art footage, and vocal testimony.
Featuring a rare performance of the Steve Reich’s Grammy Award-winning Different Trains by one of Australia’s most original music ensembles, ‘Crossroads’ will also include an oversized cinema installation by Gabriela Sa & Mariana Garcia (Brazil), choreography by Anton Projects (Bangarra Dance Theatre), renowned dancer Kristie Pike and vocals from young singing sensation, Avital Greenberg.
“Created by Sydney Art Quartet Artistic Director James Beck, ‘Crossroads’ weaves historic and contemporary stories into a concert experience that will touch multiple senses,” Cass said.
Since 2015, the Sydney Art Quartet has created over 100 performances with some of our most exciting creatives, including David Wenham, John Olsen and Bill Henson – often using experimental elements such as scent, blindfolds and choreography to tell stories of human struggle, lost cultures and the natural world.
This breathtaking – but ultimately uplifting and life-affirming – premiere event has just two performances at Emanuel Synagogue, 9 Ocean Street, Woollahra, on November 27 and 28.
Tickets: $50-$98 plus booking fee (includes a drink reception) from or call 9389 6444.