october 6, 2018 @ 20:30-23:30 & 00:30-2:300

NUIT BLANCHE 2018: Yaa Samar! Dance Theatre presents The Playground, a multi-channel video installation and live durational performance which examines the role of games in popular culture to normalize war and violence. Featuring video footage from the American war in Iraq, the US/Colombia '94 World Cup match, and an xbox gaming station alongside four live performers stationed in cell-like rooms subjected to music torture techniques used on prisoners at Guatanamo Bay, The Playground invites audience members to question their own role as an observer in this context; at what point does their participation implicate them in the action of the game?

Bains de Bruxelles
Rue du Chevreuil 28
1000 Brussels, Belgium

october 18, 2018 @ 4-6pm

Masterclass with dance majors at Walnut Hill School for the Arts
12 Highland St, Natick, MA 01760

August 27-29, 2018

Preview performances of Last Ward, a new evening length performance by Yaa Samar! Dance Theatre. Last Ward follows one man's journey towards death in a hospital room. Surrounded by the sterile mechanisms of modern medicine, the patient reflects on his life, relationships and connection to place, as the ritual of doctor visits and family calls merge with his imagination into a surreal landscape of tragedy and humor. Written and directed by Amir Nizar Zuabi and choreographed by Samar Haddad King with Yaa Samar! Dance Theatre and guest artist Khalifa NatourLast Ward blends dance and theater (in Arabic with English subtitles) in a highly-visual evening length performance. For tickets and more information email: info@ysdt.org.

Tuesday, August 28, 7pm 
El-Hakawati Theatre in Jerusalem

Wednesday, August 29, 8:30pm 
The Krieger Center in Haifa

August 5-19, 2018

Teaching at Yaa Samar! Dance Theatre's second annual summer intensive, offering classes for beginner, intermediate, and advanced dancers in ballet, contemporary, hip hop, theater, circus arts, music, and more, for ages 10-25. For more information and to register visit: http://ysdt.org/summer-intensive

August 5-11
Aida School for Ballet and Contemporary Dance

August 13-19
El-Hakawati Theatre