Performance | Global Dance Connections series
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)
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.
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Single tickets for Hillel Kogan are sold through Theatre La Seizieme.
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Cast + Production Credits
Choreography and Text – Hillel Kogan
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.