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UMS Presents: Layl (Night) A Performance by Ali Chahrour

  • 121 Fletcher St, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
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For Night, the first part of a trilogy, the Lebanese choreographer and theater maker Ali Chahrour drew inspiration from Arabic stories, legends, and poems relating to love. The work references stories from the cultural memory of the Levant and Mesopotamia about the fate of lovers who challenged social and religious systems, only to be punished with separation. This performance piece shows the full emotional impact of love, from destructive passion to ardent desire and hushed farewell.

Performed in Arabic with English supertitles.