Sunday, October 11, 4:00-6:00PM
Dream Institute of Northern California, 1672 University Avenue, Berkeley
sliding scale $20-$75, Buffet reception afterward $10
Limited seating, reservation required.
Turaab: A solo performance ritual: A dance without music, a play without words, but where everything is said through movement and the sounds that the body generates. From Chaplin to Isadora Duncan to the mysteries of the Middle East, Turaab is a life span of a woman from childhood to the grave, navigating the way through questions of gods’ promised lands, but the maps are drawn in the sand and the desert wind moves them. The guiding books are no longer there, only the inner voice remains.
Bint Ibrahim: A dramatic reading of selections from her forthcoming book. Stories of a girl and her father’s dying wish, a woman trying to reconcile with patriarchy, an old lady telling tales from Petra to Mecca to Jerusalem, and a group of wild women who think they can dance for peace.
Lana Nasser, MA, wears the hats of director, actor, translator, and dancer. Palestinian-Jordanian by origin, Lana completed an MA in Consciousness Studies at John F. Kennedy University. She is the founding director of Aat Theater, aimed at raising the feminine voice in theater. Her bilingual play, In the Lost and Found: Red Suitcase won an award and was translated into French and Polish. She was the first artist-in-residence at The Dream Institute and is now living in the Netherlands.