Lebanese American University

New York Academic Center

Dance Performance: “Developing Community Through Dance in Lebanon”

May 28, 2015 6:30 PM–8:30 PM
LAU New York

During the Lebanese Civil War, many artists continued to create and teach dance and theatre, crossing borders and risking their lives to bring art to the people.

Amidst the current political unrest in the region, how does art play a role in creating a certain sense of normalcy, hope, and balance? Does developing community through dance help in the face of struggle?

Professional dancers from LAU and Stockton demonstrate to New Yorkers the positive impact dance has on the lives of Lebanese people living in the current instability. They also explain the success behind the International Dance Day Festival in Lebanon, an annual event that brings recognition to the need for artistic expression to maintain humanity.


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