Ninotchka Bennahum is a dance historian, performance theorist and choreographer. She holds a doctorate in Performance Studies from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and a Bachelors in History & Art History from Swarthmore College. Her recent work focuses on Islamic Spain and the evolution of the modern art form known as Flamenco. She is the author of "Antonia Mercé, 'La Argentina:' Flamenco & the Spanish Avant-Garde" and has just finished work on a second manuscript on the history of Carmen. Last year, she won two Rockefeller Grants in Digital Music & Design with which she brought graduate students into economically fragile communities - Harlem, Brooklyn, Bronx - to teach dance-making, spoken word, and interactive design, with the hope of giving voice to young people. She hopes to continue this work here.
Click on the image below to learn more about Ninotchka's exhibit in New York.
Bennahum contributes to "Flamenco's fiery history in New York" - click here to see article from Nj.com
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