Samar Hadid King, Artistic Director of the Yaa Samar! Dance Theatre, will be giving a lecture and film presentation of her experiences working as a trans-national dance artist between Palestine and New York City. Yaa Samar! Dance Theatre will be in the Roaring Fork Valley as Dance Initiative's Artists In Residence at The Launchpad in Carbondale creating new works with both Palestinian and New York City-based company members. YSDT has taught and performed at international universities and festivals, museums, UN refugee schools, juvenile detention centers, and site-specific locations throughout France, Germany, Japan, Jordan, Palestine, South Korea, and Tunisia. YSDT choreographic works inspire international dialogue and social discourse through artist development, education, and live performance.
This talk is free and open to the the public.