Written and performed by Natalia Zukerman, The Women Who Rode Away: Songs and Portraits is a project inspired by women who define and defy boundaries. Join us to see how this dialogue between paint, canvas, and song plays out. Performing as part of the cell's 2018 Residency Program, this performance will be directed by Artistic Director Kira Simring and features production design by Gertjan Houben.
Musician, painter, and educator Natalia Zukerman grew up in New York City, studied art at Oberlin, started her mural business Off The Wall in San Francisco, began her songwriting career in Boston, and now resides, writes, plays, teaches and paints in Brooklyn, NY. Having released seven independent albums on Weasel Records and her own label Talisman Records, Zukerman has toured internationally as a solo performer since 2005. She has also accompanied and opened for some of acoustic music’s greats such as Janis Ian, Willy Porter, Susan Werner, Erin McKeown, Shawn Colvin, Ani DiFranco, Richard Thompson, Tom Paxton and many others. Alongside her touring career, Zukerman continues to paint private and public murals as well as illustrating children’s books, design and paint sets for plays in New York City and paint private portrait commissions. Natalia teaches private songwriting lessons and has taught at Sisters Song School, Red Rocks Women's Music Festival, Winnipeg Folk Festival, Interlochen Summer Music Program and other festivals and locations throughout the US and in Canada. In February 2017, Natalia became a Cultural Diplomat for the US Department of State, playing concerts and conducting workshops with her group The Northern Lights throughout Africa.