The final show of the season is an evening-length work by Zvi Gotheiner. Blending Middle Eastern folk dance, Arab pop music and contemporary dance, “Dabke” is about conflict in the Middle East and conflict in the world.
Recognized by The New York Times as one of Alastair Macaulay's TOP TEN DANCE FAVORITES OF 2013, Zvi Gotheiner's "Dabke" is based on a Middle-Eastern folk dance, a line dance often performed at weddings, holidays and community celebrations. Strongly referencing solidarity, the dancers, linked by hands or shoulders stomp the ground with complex rhythms, emphasizing their connection to the land.
About The choreographer
Hear Zvi & Linda C. Smith on RadioActive with Lara Jones talk all about DABKE. Listen>>
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DABKE will be performed for close to 500 students in a free matinee performances. click here to download>>