ROOTS & REFLECTIONS
Roots � Reflections showcases leading Middle Eastern women artists working at the crossroads of tradition and experimentation: master contemporary Maghreb dance artist Amel Tafsout will perform; stand-up comedian Zahra Noorbakhsh will share excerpts from her upcoming world premiere On Behalf of All Muslims, a Comedy Special; filmmaker Nadia Shihab will present an excerpt of her new feature JaddoLand about her Iraqi Turkmen family; and Golden Thread Resident Artist Nora El Samahy will perform Brass Knuckles by Yussef El Guindi, to be featured in ReOrient 2019. After the presentations, Founding Artistic Director Torange Yeghiazarian will facilitate a conversation with the participating artists and the audience.
“I loved the amazing stories of women whose voices are not always given a platform.” —What Do the Women Say? 2018 Audience member