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Performance | Global Dance Connections series

Hillel Kogan

We Love Arabs dives headlong 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 overcome fears and carry a message of peace. But as the work progresses, power struggles ensue; bodies resist control. Skewering choreographic fads as well as 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 independent 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 24 (French), April 25 (English)

  • Thursday-Saturday April 23-25, 2020 | 8pm

    April 24 performance in French

  • Scotiabank Dance Centre


  • $32.95 regular | $28.95 seniors | $27.95 under 30

  • 55 minutes

  • Includes haze

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About the series:

The Global Dance Connections series features exciting contemporary dance from BC, across Canada and around the world. Our 2019-2020 season includes Brazil’s dynamic Focus Cia de Dança and Australia’s Lucy Guerin Inc; a world premiere from Vancouver’s Out Innerspace Dance Theatre, and a new collaboration between Wen Wei Dance and Turning Point Ensemble; the latest work from Montreal’s Dana Michel; Bill Coleman from Toronto; and Israeli choreographer Hillel Kogan.


Subscriptions, and single tickets for most shows, are available through Tickets Tonight: click on the links below to buy online or call 604.684.2787 to purchase by phone (a $5 per order additional fee applies to telephone bookings).
Single tickets for Hillel Kogan are sold through Theatre La Seizieme.
Single tickets for Wen Wei Dance are sold through PuSh International Performing Arts Festival.
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Series Subscriptions Available:

Subscribe to the series to save up to 30% on regular single ticket prices. Plus, free ticket exchanges for a different night of the same show (subject to availability).

3 Show Pack: $78 ($26 per ticket)


5 Show Pack: $120 ($24 per ticket)


Cast + Production Credits

Dancers – Adi Boutrous and Hillel Kogan

Lighting – Amir Castro

Music – Kazem Alsaher, WA Mozart

Artistic Advisors – Inbal Yaacobi and Rotem Tashach

Supported by the Israeli Ministry of Culture and the Israeli Lottery Arts Council.

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Global Dance Connections series media sponsor