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Dance Workshop: Dabkeh with Members of El-Funoun Palestinian Popular Dance Troupe

Sun, May 13, 2012 11:00 am at Alwan for the Arts

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Dabkeh Workshop 11am-1pm.

$30 Workshop and Class Package (online* and at door)
$17 Workshop only
online* | $12 Workshop only online*(members / students).
(*A small surcharge applies, use printout as your ticket. IDs checked at door.)

Door: $20 | $15 for members/students (workshop only)

Discounts for groups available, email nicole@alwanforthearts.org for more info.

Make a Mother's Day out of it! Only $30 for both workshop and class that follows at 3pm. Ramzi El Edlibi's drumming and dance class Iqa'at wa Harakat will focus on el beddawi dabkeh, of El Beka'a Valley, Northern Lebanon and Syria

*All proceeds from this workshop will be generously donated by the artists to Alwan's Dance Program.

El-Funoun, the leading dance group in Palestine, has pioneered reviving, revitalizing, and representing Palestinian dabkeh and dance since its establishment in 1979. El-Funoun has focused on merging the spirit of traditional Palestinian folk ways and contemporary music and movement to create a unique style of dance all its own. The troupe is known worldwide and many of its songs have become household tunes in Palestine and abroad.

Join us for a special demonstration and workshop of traditional and contemporary Palestinian dabkeh and dance with Sari Husseini and Anas Abu Oun, members of El-Funoun since 2005. Sari and Anas will demonstrate and teach a range of movement from the most traditional of dabkeh, dal’aouna, to more contemporary El-Funoun combinations.

Don’t miss out on this rare opportunity as Sari and Anas are in town for a brief engagement with La Mama Experimental Theatre, presenting Love Story, Palestine, May 9 – 12.

About El-Funoun

El-Funoun has developed eleven dance productions, toured throughout the Arab World, Europe and the United States in addition to over 1,000 performances in Palestine. The troupe is comprised of 80 dancers, musicians and support personnel, virtually all of whom are volunteers, including a youth dance troupe, El Bara’em (The Buds). Visit :http://el-funoun.org/ for more information.

See an overview of El-Funoun and a glimpse of the range of movement and styles performed here.

See excerpts of El-Funoun’s 2003 production "Haifa, Beirut and Beyond" here.

For more information email Nicole: nicole@alwanforthearts.org

Last updated: 2012-05-10 20:10:51

Sari Husseini performing with El-Funoun.  Photo courtesy of El-Funoun Palestinian Popular Dance Troupe
Sari Husseini performing with El-Funoun. Photo courtesy of El-Funoun Palestinian Popular Dance Troupe
Anas Abu Oun performing with El-Funoun. Photo courtesy of El-Funoun Palestinian Popular Dance Troupe.
Anas Abu Oun performing with El-Funoun. Photo courtesy of El-Funoun Palestinian Popular Dance Troupe.
Sari Husseini with El-Funoun.  Photo courtesy of El-Funoun Palestinian Popular Dance Troupe.
Sari Husseini with El-Funoun. Photo courtesy of El-Funoun Palestinian Popular Dance Troupe.

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