El-Funoun Dance Performance
11/16/2016 → Reception at 6 pm ~ Main Event 7 to 8:30 pm
Doors: 5:30 pm ~ All Ages Event
$30, $40, $65, $100
In this inspiring and spirited program, “ Dance Freedom- The Lure of Palestinian Dance ”, the Palestinian El-Funoun Dance Troupe will bring their internationally acclaimed folklore performance to Chicago one night and conduct a dance workshop and dialogue on another. The program will include a panel discussion on the Art of Resistance. Join us for this unique and spirited mixture of dance, and a history and storytelling of a people and her art of resistance.
About the El-Funoun Dance Troupe
El-Funoun Palestinian Popular Dance Troupe was established in 1979 by a small number of enthusiastic, talented and committed artists. Since then, El-Funoun has been throned as the lead Palestinian dance company. In Palestine, as well as among Palestinians in exile, El-Funoun has achieved an unprecedented popular recognition; in fact, quite a few of the Troupe’s songs and dances have become household tunes.
Since its inception, El-Funoun has aimed at expressing the spirit of Arab-Palestinian folklore and contemporary culture through unique combinations of traditional and stylized dance and music. The Troupe’s repertoire comprises folkloric dance forms, called “dabke”, in addition to more elaborate choreographed forms that embody El-Funoun’s own unique vision of Palestinian dance.
El-Funoun is widely recognized as the cultural entity that has played the most significant role in reviving and reinvigorating Palestinian dance and music folklore. This accomplishment is particularly important, since it effectively countered the systematic attempts by the Israeli occupation to suppress the Palestinian national identity through banning or expropriating any forms of Palestinian cultural expression. [Source: El-Funoun Facebook]
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