Photo by Keira Heu-Jwyn Chang

Raqs al Moza (2009)

Runtime: 25 minutes

Raqs al Moza (2009)
Choreography & Direction Yannis Adoniou
KUNST-STOFF Dance Company

"Raqs al Moza" (which translates as "Banana Dance" from Arabic) is a dance theater piece about a boy and a girl in love during war times. It is a work about humor, breaking away from our habit, not only in art, but in much of society, to take ourselves and our work so seriously that we don't allow the natural impulse of laughter and delight to put things in perspective in the broad scope of our lives. Created in collaboration with dramaturg, Talal Al-Muhanna.

Developed at MANCC national center for choreography.