I wandered into to Lincoln Center one warm August evening, when another of the “Lincoln Center Outdoors” free concerts was just getting under way. Standing off to the side I watched this incredible performance by ZviDance, a contemporary dance ensemble with a passion for cross-cultural expression. This work, DABKE, was inspired by the shared national dance of Lebanon, Jordan, Syria, Palestine and Israel. DABKE used the power of dance to highlight tribal and national identities, and then dissolve those definitions.
Shot hand-held about 30m (100ft) from the stage at night, from my limited pov I’ve attempted to share as much of the movement and story as possible.