22, 23 Sept 2023
The Children’s Museum Jordan
Samaa Wakim & Samar Haddad King (Palestine)
Workshop with Samaa Wakim & Samar Haddad King
Samaa Wakim & Samar Haddad King invite you to a YSDT: Play workshop for all levels of movers.
YSDT believes technique is a means of furthering our bodies as instruments for creative expression. By pushing the exploration of physicality, space, and relationships (to people and objects) and how our thought process guides these physical manifestations, technique allows us to better articulate emotion in the service of narrative.
This process-driven workshop is rooted in the following core values:
- Facilitating an environment of imagination/play in order to help participants make connections and find new solutions for problems inside and outside of the classroom.
- Validating the individual through empowered choice-making.
- Modeling the power of collective action by honoring diverse perspectives and a multiplicity of bodies, abilities, and experiences while working together as a group.
- Centering the power of storytelling in pursuit of social justice.
Max. Capacity: 20
Workshop for All Levels (Beginners Welcome)!
Central to the ethos of our Festival is providing opportunities for members of the wider community to participate in dance. We believe using our bodies, voices or in-animating objects to express is an essential part of the human experience.
This workshop was made possible with the support of:
Samaa Wakim graduated from the acting department in Haifa University. She has performed in various local and international plays. Dancer\Choreographer Actress and cultural activist.
Samar Haddad King
Artistic/Founding Director of Yaa Samar! Dance Theatre (YSDT), graduated cum laude in choreography from the Ailey/Fordham BFA program under the tutelage of Kazuko Hirabayashi. With YSDT, King has created over 30 original works which have been performed in 10 countries across 4 continents.