Yalda Younes has curated a program of dancers who have shunned the superficial tokens of fame.
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A newspaper in Brittany recently ran a story with the headline "Dancing from Brest to Beirut".But in fact, the dance is from Beirut to Brest. "Beyrouth – Les Lucioles" (Beirut – The Fireflies) is curated by Yalda Younes, who for some years has excited international audiences with her passionate, intelligent interpretations of contemporary flamenco.Best-known as a dancer, Younes has a broad palette of interests.Younes says she was inspired by "The Survival of Fireflies," a book by French art historian and philosopher Georges Didi-Huberman.Younes' fireflies include dancer, choreographer and co-founder of Zoukak Theatre Company, Danya Hammoud.Another of the performers, dancer and choreographer Khouloud Yassine, has an "unsettling"stage presence, as Younes describes it, rooted in an intense interaction that is exemplified in her unaccompanied solo work "Le Silence de l'Abandon" (The Silence of Abandonment).Louca, a co-founder of the Egyptian electronic band Bikya, will also perform his first French solo gig during Dansfabrik.In what will be his European premiere, Alexandre Paulikevitch, who Younes describes as "strong and fragile in his extremely courageous work" will perform "Tajwal" (Wanderings).
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