Funded! This project was successfully funded on May 1, 2012.

Update #1

Dabke step by El-Funoun

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These excerpts from 6 Seconds in Ramallah (2011) at the Ramallah Contemporary Dance Festival.  Dabke Choreography by El-Funoun Dance Troupe, Concept and Direction by Yoshiko Chuma.

Two dancers: Sari Husseini and Anas Abu Oun will join us at La MaMa in May for Love Story, Palestine.

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