Arab Women Performance Night
One of my favorite events newsletters is Tom Tenney’s Toxic Pop. He always finds cool performance-y stuff to do in NYC.
In this week’s edition, he has a listing for Arab Women Performance Night at the Alwan Center. Looks interesting, enlightening and challenging. Click through for more details from the press release/listing.
ARAB WOMEN: ELEVATION THROUGH THE ARTS
Join us on August 7th, 2004, for a night of empowerment and a unique journey through the existing and flourishing talents of female artists in the Arab-American community. Come see a colorful array of performances and presentations by artists of all forms: painters, dancers, poets, singers, comedians, actors, writers, visual artists, and more! More diversity than you can imagine. Here’s a sneak peak at some of our talented performers:
** MAYSOON ZAYID will perform her latest comedic routine.
** HEATHER RAFFO will share selections from her newly published play “Nine Parts of Desire”, a solo play told through the lives of nine radical Iraqi women.
** AMINA MUNOZ-ALI, poet, spoken-word artist, and slam champion will share her work.
** NADIA MOUSSA will share her dance and choreography of regional, folkloric, modern fusion and classical dances of the Middle East, India, and Pakistan.
** NOURA ERAKAT, playwright, writer, and activist, will perform her latest
theatrical piece, “Visiting Palestine.”
** VICKI KHUZAMI will present her work in the fields of mural painting,
illustration, and fines Arts.
** NADEEN AL-JIJAKLI will perform spoken word exploring the struggles of Arabs in the United States and abroad.
** ZAN ASHA will share her dance and choreography in Near and Far East entertainment and ethnofusion work.
** NOUR BAGHDADY will share her paintings and visual interpretations of the written word.
** YASMINE EL-SHAMAYLEH will share her poetry and some classical flute.
** CHRISTINA SOLIMAN, visual artist, will share her work through the medium of various materials, ranging from paint to human hair.
** AMIRA HANAFI will give a reading of her recent experimental and procedural poems.
** HANAN ALATTAR, professional opera singer, will perform her latest renditions.
** EMAN HAMAD will share songs about Palestine.