With choreography by Samara, the award-winning Company dances to the original music of oud virtuoso/singer/composer Maurice Chedid, accompanied by an on-stage musical ensemble. This program of live music and dance from the Near East features the fascinating rhythms, evocative melodies and luxuriant movements of classical, folkloric, and contemporary styles of music and dance from the Arab world.
Join us for the pre-show discussion (45 minutes before showtime) and stay for the post-show Q&A. Music of Maurice Chedid was supported by New Music USA. To follow the project as it unfolds, visit our project page: https://www.newmusicusa.org/projects/music-of-maurice- chedid/ This program is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts and administered by the Essex County division of Cultural and Historic Affairs.