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Performance | Global Dance Connections series

Hillel Kogan

We Love Arabs

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.

  • Thursday-Saturday April 22-24, 2021 | 8pm

    April 23 performance in French

  • Scotiabank Dance Centre


  • Limited seating: tickets go on sale in the Spring

  • 55 minutes

  • Includes haze

About the series:

The Global Dance Connections 2020-2021 series features exciting mixed programs from Mary-Louise Albert, Joshua Beamish/MOVETHECOMPANY, and Alexa Mardon, Francesca Frewer and Erika Mitsuhashi; plus full evening works by Arash Khakpour and Emmalena Fredriksson, and Israeli choreographer Hillel Kogan.


Tickets will go on sale approximately two months prior to each show.
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Due to COVID-19, live performances will be physically-distanced with very limited capacity. Please note the following:

· Advance sales only: we will not be selling tickets at the door
· Patrons should arrive no earlier than 30 minutes prior to the show, or as directed by staff
· Patrons are asked to follow physical distancing protocols and procedures at our venue. Patrons must wear masks when entering the venue, and are encouraged to wear masks in the theatre during the performance.
· The bar will be closed
· If you are sick, please STAY HOME – we will be happy to refund your ticket

Most Global Dance Connections shows will also be filmed for streaming on our YouTube channel for a limited time, at a later date. Details TBA.


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

Photos by Maria Grazia Lenzini

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

This performance is subject to international travel guidelines from public health authorities.

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