Dances For A Variable Population featured in Ex Libris @ Film Forum
MOVEMENT SPEAKS® featured in Ex Libris: The New York Public Library
GO SEE acclaimed filmmaker, Frederick Wiseman's new documentary EX LIBRIS: The New York Public Library. DVP's Movement Speaks program at the
George Bruce Library in West Harlem is featured!
PLAYING at Film Forum this week!
Against a Hard Surface is a poetic, political dance theatre piece created by theatre director Amir Nizar Zuabi and choreographer Samar Haddad King exploring the long term effects of life under occupation, with an original score by Muqata’a.
A Yaa Samar! Dance Theatre production, Against a Hard Surface will premiere April 29 at the Ramallah Contemporary Dance Festival. Catch a sneak peek of the performance in our trailer!
Darwin’s theory of evolution explains how organisms adapt to the challenges of a specific habitat. In isolated environments this process is accelerated, as organisms develop skills key for survival. The separation wall cutting off Palestinians from the rest of the world has created such an isolated habitat. In this evening length piece, natural evolution of millions of years is fast-forwarded in a high-pressure ecosystem due unremitting political strain and violence. Against a Hard Surface investigates the mechanisms for survival within a testing ground of human resilience.
Against a Hard Surface is a production of Yaa Samar! Dance Theatre and supported by the A.M Qattan Foundation/ The Qattan Grant for Performing Arts 2016 and Covillo Lynch Foundation, and co-produced by Sareyyet Ramallah in partnership with the Palestinian Museum.
Header image by Reham Abdelrahman.
Click photo to see the segment about Dapline! on CBS Sunday Morning with journalist Mo Rocca talking with collaborators LaMont Hamilton and André M. Zachery.
Click below for the full interview:
Video #1 - Young dancers from The Center for Arts & Culture at Restoration in rehearsal for "GARMENT OF DESTINY" - Performance Saturday, January 14!
Video #2 - Young dancers from The Center for Arts & Culture at Restoration in rehearsal for "GARMENT OF DESTINY" - Performance Saturday, January 14!
Deborah Hay, Laurie Anderson and Sweden’s Cullberg Ballet in Figure a Sea
Vimeo - trailer with text by Gia Kourlas
Please choose a color:
I am a performer, historian, consultant and dance writer. I am a faculty member at Hunter College, Sarah Lawrence College (Guest), Empire State College's online program Center for Distance Learning. I am also a former faculty member of The Ailey School and the Alvin Ailey/Fordham University dance major program, Kean University and The Joffrey Ballet School's Jazz and Contemporary Trainee Program. I write on dance for The Amsterdam News, Dance Magazine and various publications. Click below to read more about me at my home page - "About Me."