Do you know choreographers, anywhere, where 30-40% of their performances get cancelled each year? Where the cancellations are not for the challenges artists in the U.S. might be familiar with: finding space, time or funding, but rather because of strikes, travel permissions and visas denied, police check-points closed and killings of residents near the performance
YSDT is honored to present Redefining and Reclaiming Space in Conflict Zones at this week’s 6th biennial Dance Research Forum Ireland (DRFI) Conference. The conference explores themes related to rebellion in terms of movement and performativity, and features a wide variety of paper presentations, lecture demonstrations, poster and film sessions, and performances by artists from around the world, presented
Our current touring work, bound, brings together artists from Japan, Palestine and the US to tell the story of people bound by political, geographic and cultural borders, and their efforts to overcome these limits. Missed our last show at the Seoul International Dance Festival in South Korea? Check out this beautiful trailer edited by Samar
Images from YSDT’s workshops at the Kobe Art Village Center in Kobe, Japan, October 2015. Workshops included technique, improvisation and repertory for all ages, as well as a lecture and video presentation on our performance of bound. All photos care of Kobe Art Village Center.
Check out photos from YSDT’s performance of bound at the Seoul International Dance Festival
Yaa Samar! Dance Theatre announces their 10th anniversary season
We raised over $5,000- that’s 30% of our entire goal- in the first week of our fundraising campaign on Indiegogo!
Yaa Samar! Dance Theatre celebrates their 10th anniversary season with a tour to the Arab World and Asia this Fall. Donate now to make this season a success!
جماليات غير ثابتة هو عرض ل 16 راقصة فلسطينية من مدارس رقص مختلفة. قامت بتصميم العرض الفنانة سمر حداد كنغ بالتعاون مع الراقصين من فرقة يا سمر سماء واكيم (مساعدة مخرجة) وايمن صفية (مسؤول مراجعات). سيقام العرض في مبنى جمعية الثقافة العربية في حيفا الذي لم يتم ترميمه٬ نحلل من خلاله فكرة الجمال ونطرح التساؤلات حول ما
In December 2014, Artistic Director Samar Haddad King and Associate Director Zoe Rabinowitz traveled to Charlottesville, VA to conduct a week long residency with students at the University of Virginia.
In August 2014, Artistic Director Samar Haddad King attended the Dewan Platform in Wadi Rum, Jordan.
I wanted to start off our new year with a little glimpse into the past. Since 2010, I have been living in the occupied Palestinian territories. My husband was denied a visa to immigrate to the United States, and so I moved my base from NYC. We have been in an appeals process since then