non/static aesthetics is a work for 16 young Palestinian dancers created by Artistic Director of Yaa Samar! Dance Theatre Samar Haddad King in collaboration with YSDT performers Samaa Wakim, (Assistant Director) and Ayman Safiah (Rehearsal Director). The piece, performed in various non traditional performance spaces throughout Palestine deconstructs the idea of beauty and questions our perception of what is beautiful: is it cognitive or physical? How are our aesthetic ideals informed by culture and society? Images serve as symbols that we rely on to give meaning, but they can also be misleading. By juxtaposing danced vignettes within the backdrop of an abandoned place, the artists hope to reclaim emotional space within a fragmented physical space, and reexamine how beauty can be discovered in the midst of ruin. Composer Hisham Abu Jabal will be playing live with Rami Nakhlee and Bassem Safady.