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3 x 13: Film Screening, Q & A with Zoe Rabinowitz & Mohammed Smahneh from Yaa Samar! Dance Theatre

Wed, November 29th, 2023
6:30 pm
- 9:00 pm

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This 2021 film was produced by Yaa Samar! Dance Theatre; directed by Eimi Imanishi; choreographed by Samar Haddad King; with original music composed by Lou Tides.

The film 3 X 13 explores the singularity of the individual and the universality of the human experience. In 12 short films with original music by Lou Tides, 12 artists from around the globe (Cuba, Egypt, France, Mali, Mexico, Palestine, South Korea, and the US) share a journey of transformation that deeply marked their lives. These personal accounts of parenthood, loss, race, exile, dreams both realized and abandoned, all find expression through a common choreography for body and camera, offering an intimate glimpse into the performers’ inner and outer worlds. The work culminates in an interactive 13th film that unites all 12 journeys in a virtual ensemble that invites audiences to chart their own course across 8 countries in 5 languages. Subtitles  in Arabic, English.

The screening will be followed by a Q & A session with Yaa Samar! Dance Theatre artists Zoe Rabinowitz and Mohammed Smahneh and moderator Assistant Professor Amal Eqeiq (Arabic Studies).

Yaa Samar! Dance Theatre (YSDT) is a non-profit based between Palestine and NYC. It delivers performance and education programs around the world to increase access to—and promote understanding through—the arts.  Founded in New York City in 2005 by Palestinian-American Samar Haddad King, YSDT has a repertoire of 30+ original works, which have been performed in venues in NYC, regionally, and abroad, in 17 countries across four continents.

Co-sponsored by Arabic Studies; Center for Global Languages, Literatures & Cultures; Dance; Gaudino Creative Residencies; Global Studies; the Lecture Committee and Class of ‘46 Fund for World Brotherhood; Oakley Center; Psychology; W. Ford Schumann ‘50 Program in Democratic Studies; Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

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