17/05/2009

Elephants of the Protocols of Zion

celebrating 350 years of anglo jewry with five rooms of halacha, hip hop dance, film, and borscht

“Grandma, where were you when the great Jewish countercultural revolution happened?”

well, for 800 revellers, the answer was at corsica studios in London for jewdas’ celebreation of the darker side of 350 years of anglo jewry.

From 9-3, elephant and castle became the seething centre of alternative british judaism. Its labyrinth of rooms and corridors hosting a selection of the weird, the outrageous, the confusing and the downright brilliant.

if you were there:

  • you will have witnessed the first showing of xlternative producions ‘the metaphysics of jewish life’, a dazzling mix of sensual dance and floor to ceiling projected images set to a crunching electronic soundrack
  • you will have danced to beats of bands ranging from folk, to drumming, to klezmer, hip hop, to drum n bass.(Sam Lee and Michael Wright, shekere, emunah, dam)
  • you will have laughed (or recoiled?) with/from the comedy of aaron barschak the comedy terrorist
  • you will have questioned the jewdas beth din, you will have eaten borscht.

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