Created as part of Little Amal’s journey in New York City


Created and directed by: Samar Haddad King
Producer: Zoe Rabinowitz
Rehearsal Director: Stephanie Sutherland

Rehearsal Assistants: Waseem Alzer and Arzu Salman
Production Manager: Devi Penny

Cast: 60
Duration of work: 25 minutes

World Premiere: October 2, 2022 New York City
Beginning point: Charging Bull Wall Street
Ending point: Fearless Girl statue at NYSE

Photos © Effy Grey

When fear is a raging bull is a traveling site-specific performance for Lower Manhattan activated by over 60 local dancers (including youth, pre-professional and professional artists), parkour performers and live musicians produced by Yaa Samar! Dance Theatre (YSDT) as part of Little Amal Walks NYC produced by St. Ann’s Warehouse and The Walk Productions, a series of 55 events of welcome for Amal, a 12-foot-tall puppet of a Syrian refugee girl. Created by Samar Haddad King (Artistic Director, YSDT), When fear is a raging bull is produced by Zoe Rabinowitz (Executive Director, YSDT) in collaboration with partnering organizations: Institute of American Musical Theater (IAMT), Jamel Gaines Creative Outlet (JCGO) and The Movement Creative. Bringing together professional and aspiring artists from youth to adults, this work unites contemporary dance, theater, and parkour, to enact a chase of Little Amal through the streets of Lower Manhattan. Set to a lively and percussive score, this athletic site specific work explores the power and strength of young immigrants as they face the reality of pursuing life in America, often against great obstacles.

Little Amal Walks NYC is a co-production of St. Ann’s Warehouse (Susan Feldman, Artistic Director) and The Walk Productions (David Lan, Tracey Seaward and Stephen Daldry, Producers). Little Amal was designed and created by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company (War Horse). Karen Brooks Hopkins serves as Executive Producer. Amal is inspired by a character in Joe Murphy and Joe Robertson’s play The Jungle, which returns to St. Ann’s Warehouse Feb 18 – March 19, 2023. The Walk 2021 was a co-production with Good Chance Theatre.