Diyar Dance Theater Reception and Panel Discussion
May 10, 2012 at 07:30 PM
A reception and panel discussion with the Diyar Dance Theater will be held on Thursday, May 10th 7:30 pm in the OPRF Room of the Koenecke Community Center.
The Diyar Dance Theatre is a volunteer, Palestiniain, co-ed youth dance troupe that is motivated by the vision of creating a forum for young adults to celebrate Palestinian culture and history through traditional dances. The dance troupe, having just completed their U.S. tour (May 2nd – May 9th), will share their experiences in both Palestine and America. Also, Rami Khader, a CUC alumnus, will be speaking. He is the founder of the Diyar Dance Theatre.
Diyar Dance Theatre is made up of 60 dancers, some of which are Muslim and others Christian. They seek to promote peace and hope among the people of Palestine through dance. They will be performing at eight different locations throughout the Midwest and ending their tour with the reception at Concordia. This will include a brief presentation as well as a Q&A time with some of the dancers, where audience members can learn about the dancer's firsthand experiences growing up in Bethlehem amidst the conflict that exists in Palestine.