MON, MAR 22, 2021
This virtual event will take place on Zoom. RSVP HERE to receive the zoom workshop link and reminder.
Join Yaa Samar! Dance Theatre and Flushing Town Hall for a live dance workshop (over Zoom) at 12:00 PM ET. This open level hour-long dance class - taught by YSDT company member Samaa Wakim in English and Arabic - utilizes improvisation, visualization, and choreography to explore the themes and techniques of YSDT's new dance film work, '3 x 13'.
Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing to move in and bring a smart phone with video capability if they have one. Classes are adapted to fit in a variety of spaces large and small.
About '3 x 13':
12 Journeys. 8 Countries. One dance film experience.
Produced by Yaa Samar! Dance Theatre and Created by award-winning Director Eimi Imanishi and Choreographer Samar Haddad King, 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 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 6 languages and 8 countries: Cuba, Egypt, France, Mali, Mexico, Palestine, South Korea, and the US.
Watch the film here: 3x13film.ysdt.org
About YAA SAMAR! DANCE THEATRE (YSDT)
YSDT creates invigorating performance and education programs that expand access to- and promote understanding through- the arts. Led by Artistic Director Samar Haddad King, YSDT believes art should be liberating, transformative, and accessible to all. The company operates out of the United States and Arab World and is committed to uniting diverse artists and audiences in the creative process. Since 2005, the non-profit has produced more than 30 original works that have been seen in 10 countries across four continents. www.ysdt.org
'3 x 13' was first developed at the Center for Ballet and the Arts at NYU (where Samar Haddad King was a 2019/20 Resident Fellow), and is supported in part by the A.R.T./New York Relief Fund for NYC Small Theatres, Dance/NYC's Coronavirus Dance Relief Fund, NYC Covid-19 Response and Impact Fund in the New York Community Trust, National Endowment for the Arts, and Takatof Grant for Palestinian Cultural Institutions as part of the A.M Qattan Foundation in Collaboration with Al Mawred Culture Resource.
LOCATION: FTH at HOME (Virtual Venue)