Photo by Cari Ann Shim Sham
How do musicians and dancers learn from their old traditions to inform newness?
Initial Trip March 8-14, 2016: Israel/West Bank - Guided by a team at NYU Tel Aviv, we explored the tension and cross-pollination between old and new techniques guiding both Palestinian and Israeli music and dance practitioners.
Second Trip March 9-18, 2017: Israel/West Bank, Arava Desert - After interviewing arts experts from various parts of the region, we convened a group of master musicians and dancers at the Vertigo Eco Village for a three-day retreat and creative lab. This was followed by a trek hosted by Bedouin Musicians and Yair Dalal.