After rave reviews last season, RDT is thrilled to present this powerful 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.
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About The choreographer
Hear Zvi & Linda C. Smith on RadioActive with Lara Jones talk all about DABKE last season. Listen>>
Watch Linda C. Smith on CONTACT with Mary Dickson about DABKE last season. Watch>>
DABKE will be performed for close to 200 students in a free matinee performance. click here to download>>