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the keeper
2018Annual Programme
Performance - The Keeper
- Place: Theatre

Tickets: Free Entry

The Keeper - Yaa Samar! Dance Theatre (YSDT)

The Keeper is a new evening-length dance theatre piece by Yaa Samar! Dance Theatre (YSDT) co-created by Artistic Director and choreographer Samar Haddad King and Theatre Director Amir Nizar Zuabi, exploring our deep and complex connection to land. Working with YSDT’s international cast of seven dancers and actors and set within a contained landscape of soil, The Keeper will engage artists and audiences around the central question of what it means to belong to a place. Through movement, music and original set design, we will explore our relationship with land as it relates to human survival, culture and identity, and as a source of political conflict. The Keeper was developed through a series of transnational residencies, including: the Dance Initiative Residency; Launchpad in Carbondale, Colorado; Baryshnikov Arts Center in New York; and le Théâtre National de Chaillot in Paris, France. The Keeper is supported by the Arab Fund for Arts and Culture and O’Donnell Green Foundation.