Attack Theatre to Perform in Featured Music at Rodef Shalom Event

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March 19, 2019 (PITTSBURGH, Pa.) -- Rodef Shalom Congregation, as part of its Music at Rodef Shalom concert series, will present an evening of Violin and Dance on Monday, March 25 at 8 p.m. The concert features dancers from Attack Theatre and includes the music of Bach, deFalla and Sarasate.

Founded in 1994 by Artistic Directors Michele de la Reza and Peter Kope, Attack Theatre combines modern dance, original live music, and multi-media and interdisciplinary art forms. They perform in traditional and non-traditional spaces throughout the United States and beyond. Violin and Dance will take place in Levy Hall at Rodef Shalom Congregation, located at 4905 Fifth Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa. 15213.

Musicians Roy Sonne, violin, and Yeeha Chiu, piano, will accompany the dancers. Sonne played with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra for nearly 30 years and served as Music Director of the Edgewood Symphony Orchestra for 12 years. A member of the faculty of Carnegie Mellon University, he continues to teach violin while leading jazz workshops and after-school music programs in the Hill District as well as performing regularly in the Pittsburgh area.

“As a violinist, I have always been fascinated and attracted to the dance elements in music,” said Sonne. “I got the idea that it would be great to work together with some live dancers and brought the idea to my friends at Attack Theater. To my great delight, they liked it.”

A Steinway Artist, Chiu is a graduate of the Royal College of Music in London and the Juilliard School of Music. She has taught courses at Juilliard and Duquesne University, and her performances have taken her throughout Asia, Australia, Europe and the United States.

Rodef Shalom Congregation has been a beacon in the Reform Jewish community for more than 150 years. From the middle of the 19th century onward, our congregation has pushed for the modernization of Jewish thought and practice. We are a congregation made up of individuals and families; we are multi-generational, multi-cultural, interfaith and we’re saving a space for you too. Regardless of backgrounds, ours is a community that is socially engaged, spiritually mindful, and committed to ensuring the vitality of Jewish life across generations.

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Daniel Leptoukh, Communications Assistant, Rodef Shalom Congregation

(412) 621-6566 x 145

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