Fri, November 18, 2011 8:00 pm at Alwan for the Arts
Salma Allam premiers at Alwan in Collection of Me, followed by an artist talk back exploring issues such as personal narrative in dance and her creative process.
Doors open at 7:30
Weaving together excerpts from four full-length dance theatre works, Collection of Me intertwines themes of love, death and personal identity. With her intrepid eye cast on her relation with others and herself, choreographer and dancer Salma Allam draws on her life experience to reveal personal narratives through text and dance. She stunningly blends the lines and vocabulary of modern dance with movement and gestures inspired by her Egyptian heritage.
The emotional immediacy of Allam's works is built through her intuitive creative process. She begins by composing texts, primarily through stream of consciousness writing. Allam then selects music, often drawn to the textures of Arab music that evoke her Egyptian heritage. The music serves as a fundamental guide to her choreography, driving the dance to life.
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*A small surcharge is applied to online ticket purchases; use printout as your proof of purchase. Students and members must show ID at the door. Tickets are also available at the door. Doors open at 7:30pm.
Salma Allam is a dancer, actor, choreographer and writer of Egyptian descent. As a dancer she has toured Asia and worked with several modern dance and ballet companies in New York and Connecticut. She has danced in the independent films Bolden and The Great Explorer, as well as on the television show Caprica. While on tour with Don Omar, Salma had the opportunity to dance through North and South America. She has also appeared in Summerstage with Viewsic Expressions under Artistic Director Germaul Barnes. Her training includes the Ailey School, where she was selected to perform with the company in Memoria; the Merce Cunningham Studio, where she received her two-year certificate; and the Deena Levy Theater Studio. Salma is co-founder of Movement in C, and is artistic director of Salma Allam Dance Theater. Her choreography credits include Eternal Bleeding, which is dedicated to sito (grandma), Bound by Love, Things My Mother Taught Me: A Daughter’s Journey, and Roses on the Floor.
Last updated: 2011-11-06 12:35:54
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