Dance

WE LOVE ARABS

Venue: Emmett Robinson Theatre at College of Charleston

Duration: Approximately 1 hour

Overview

Prolific choreographer and dancer Hillel Kogan presents We Love Arabs—a pithy work that examines the Arab-Israeli conflict with humor and subtlety. Earning the “Outstanding Creator of 2013” award from the Israeli Dance Critics Circle for this piece, Kogan performs with Adi Boutrous, speaking as well as navigating space together, seeking a way to break through prejudices. “Where we stand in space defines the way we move,” he suggests, translating and addressing cultural ideas in a physical world. The Jerusalem Post called it “witty, provocative, political and hilarious,” declaring admiration for Kogan’s “mind, originality, as well as his deep stage comprehension.” We Love Arabs is both strong and soft, cultivating an atmosphere where preconceptions do not block progress, and spreading a sense of exhilaration as the two dancers find a choreographic resolution.

Hillel Kogan is offering a Gaga People Master Class on June 10 at 1:00pm. CLICK HERE for more information and tickets.

The 2017 dance series is sponsored by Bluecross Blueshield of South Carolina.