We Love Arabs dives into the toughest of questions – how can we co-exist within conflict? Somewhere in Tel Aviv, a Jewish choreographer enlists an Arab dancer to help create a work that will carry a message of peace. But as the work progresses, power struggles ensue; bodies resist control. Skewering choreographic fads, unconscious bias and misplaced good intentions, the piece unfolds as a corrosively funny takedown of politics, ethnic stereotypes, and contemporary dance itself. Hillel Kogan is one of Israel’s most successful choreographers, blending biting political and social commentary with a highly physical movement language, and this award-winning work has been a hit on stages all over the world.
Post-show talkbacks April 14 (French) and 15 (English).
Presented with Théâtre la Seizième
Text and choreography – Hillel Kogan
Performers Hillel Kogan, Mourad Bouayad
Lighting design – Amir Castro
Music – Kazem Alsaher, Mozart
Artistic Advisors – Inbal Yaacobi and Rotem Tashach
French translation – Talia De Vries
Production – Drôles de dames (France)
Supported by the Israeli Ministry of Culture and the Israeli Lottery Arts Council.
Photos by Eli Katz