Zahava choreographed Crusin the Divide, a theatrical performance based on 70 interviews with the local community about the Kentucky Derby. She facilitated the cast, from the Actors Theatre of Louisville apprentice company, through an embodied journey of racial identity in relation to the content of the performance.
Working in Kentucky was a gift, as the granddaughter of a coal miner descended from indentured servants of the Appalachian mountains of Blackey, KY. Her grandpa built the house and ran the water from a well down the mountain past the chicken coup into the house where her mama grew up. Zahava’s healing presence guided the cast, engaged the personal journey of the playwright, and facilitated a workshop for the local high school on the invention of race. Her facilitation expanded this performance into a transformational exploration for the artists and audience.
She also guided the soul work and choreography in Chelsea Gregory’s the 6 Project, which has engaged over 2,000 people across the states in dialogue around race catalyzed through performance.
She has choreographed and performed the opening ritual of the Sacred Sexuality Roundup, 2009-2010. She premiered The Love and Sex in Women’s Bodies at this conference of over 50 of the nation’s sexuality educators. She has also performed The Erotic Animal of Woman and presented on “being comfortable in your skin,” at the 2010 Theatrical Bellydance Conference. Her cinematography and choreography Pray, Sex, Dance has been the focus of an interview for Sexy Spirits televised show with founder, Anton Diaz. Her film Love Calling on the Streets, a revelationary response to a man’s announcement he would rape “that one,” was featured in the Sexy Spirits’ newsletter.