Yaa Samar! Dance Theatre Shares their Innovative Creative Process at
Kinetic Cinema on Saturday, Reserve Your Tickets Now!
We are very excited to present Yaa Samar! Dance Theatre at our final Kinetic Cinema event of the season. Overcoming geographic and political barriers through the innovative use of Skype and video technology, this talented company was able to create an entire evening length work that eloquently examined the lives of people living under occupation. The evening will feature videos that inspired BOUND, and videos that documented the making and final performances of this stunning new work. Three company members will be present including Artistic Director Samar Haddad King live on Skype from Palestine. Don't miss it!
The Making of Bound
Screening and Discussion with Yaa Samar! Dance Theatre
CRS (Center for Remembering & Sharing)
Saturday December 3rd, 4:30pm
$10 suggested donation
For reservations, click here
Born in Alabama to an American father and Palestinian mother, Samar Haddad King graduated cum-laude with honors in choreography from the Ailey/Fordham BFA program and founded Yaa Samar! Dance Theatre in 2005. Her work has been commissioned by Configuration Dance, San Angelo Ballet, The Ailey School, and Hubbard Street 2 where she was a recipient of the National Choreography Competition in 2010. Samar has taught repertory, improvisation, and technique workshops throughout the U.S, Jordan, Palestine, Spain and England. She currently splits her time between New York City and Ramallah, where she works remotely with the company via Skype. You can more about their long distance creative process in this article by Jennifer Edwards for the Huffington Post.
A highly collaborative dance theatre company, Yaa Samar! Dance Theatre works with artists across disciplines, cultural geographies and physical borders in order to forge stimulating and transformative experiences through dance. Inspired by world events as well as personal histories, YSDT offers an intimate glimpse into the countless faces of humanity using their athletic, off-balance and highly emotive choreography style. YSDT was founded in 2005 and is a not for profit organization based in New York City. YSDT has performed at venues throughout New York City, the U.S and abroad in the Middle East.
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