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Mosaic: a Dance Concert about Peace, Justice, Culture and Conflict in the Middle East
Friday, June 21, 2013, 08:00pm - 10:00pm
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Karl Schaffer, Saki, Marie Basile and other dancers will join forces with the women's choir Zambra and Fattah Abbou of the Moroccan fusion group AZA to celebrate Middle Eastern culture and human creativity as well as to illuminate the ongoing politics of this rich area. Scholar and author Stephen Zunes called Mosaic "the most powerful on target creative effort I have ever witnessed on the issue" while media critic Ann Simonton states "Karl is brilliant at combining exciting dance movement with information." Karl has won several awards for his innovative choreography, which combines dance and interactive video patterning for parts of Mosaic while soloist Maria Basile was nominated for the Isadora Duncan Award. Mosaic will include the premiere of an as yet untitled piece based on Karl's insights into the Israeli-Palestinian conflict while he was growing up in the segregated South during the 60's Civil Rights movement.
Location : Motion Pacific 131 Front St
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$15 general/$13 seniors/students in advance, $18 general/$15 day of show