June 22 World Premiere - Cultural Palace, Ramallah, West Bank of the Palestinian Territories
In partnership with Sareyyet Ramallah, the Ramallah Contemporary Dance Festival, U.S. Artists International and the Office of Palestinian Affairs of the United States Department of State, Company E returns to the West Bank for a unique world premiere collaborative experience we're calling "Seen|Unseen." A reflection on the universaility of the experience of life during Covid, and of the human experience, the work is the company's deepest engagement to date with RCDF.
Featuring an entirely original score by Said Murad, the founder of the Sabreen Music Center in East Jerusalem, with choreography by American and Palestinian artsts, dancers from the States and the West Bank and, for the first time, art created by Palestinians participating from Gaza, "Seen | Unseen" is the realization of years of work together with Sareyyet Ramallah.
The program closes the Ramallah Contemporary Dance Festival on June 22nd. Made Possible by the Office of Palestinian Affairs of the U.S. Department of State and Mid Atlantic Arts.
In addition to "Seen | Unseen" the Company presents "Who Let the Dogs Out" by Swedish | Polish choreographer Lidia Wos on June 16th.
Seen | Unseen is a part of Company | E's ongoing work with the U.S. Department of State and a core part of the organization's mission.
Working with U.S. Embassies overseas and Foreign Missions to the United States at home in DC, Company | E's core work is to bring people and cultures together through movement, music and cross-cultural dialogue and engagement.
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