WORKSHOP - Exploring Contemporary Arab Music and Dance

Circle World Arts

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Circle World Arts

Music and Dance Workshop
IndyFringe Theatre, 719E St Clair Street, Indianapolis
11am, June 24, 2017
Limited to 30

Circle World Arts is a global network of world art workshops bringing artists, audiences, and cultural institutions together across continents, languages, and traditions.

Music and Dance Workshop exploring different rhythms, melodies, and dances from the Arab World!
With Hadi Eldebek, Mohamad Eldebek, and Ramzi Edlibi.

Ramzi Edlibi is considered one of the leading figures in Arabic Dance in the US today. He has toured with leading vocalists and dance companies of the Arab World such as Fairuz, Sabah, Wadi Al-Safi and Caracalla Dance Theatre. His versatile talent led him to explore other dance traditions with the greatest teachers of the 20th century like Vladimir Duckodovsky, The Ballet Russe De Monte Carlo, Assurine of Spanish dance, Jose Molina of Flamenco, and Carlos Gavito of Tango.

Hadi Eldebek is a musician, and cultural entrepreneur based in New York City. He attended the Lebanese National Conservatory in Beirut for a year before moving to New York in 2005 to continue his studies with master Oud and Violin player, Simon Shaheen. In 2009, Hadi began his collaboration with Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road project as a Teaching Artist for the Silk Road Connect. From there, in 2010, he joined the Silk Road Ensemble as a performing member, and later as a composer.

In parallel with performance and composition, Hadi is an active educator and panelist on topics of Culture, Arts, and Education, collaborating with institutions such as Harvard Graduate School of Education, Radcliffe Institute of Advanced Study, Disney World Imagineering, and more. Recently, Hadi and his brother, Mohamad Eldebek, were selected by TED to join its TED Incubator-Residency for their startups, Grantpa and Circle World Arts, which were named as breakthrough ideas worth spreading.

Mohamad Eldebek is a percussionist from who has performed domestically and internationally in numerous venues including; the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, the National Center for Performing
Arts in Beijing, Symphony Space, Metropolitan museum of Arts, Shanghai Concert Hall and other. In 2010,
he joined the New York Arabic Orchestra conducted by Lebanese composer and virtuoso, Bassam Saba, and later, he joined the Brooklyn Nomads as a lead percussionist. In the summer of 2015, Mohamad’s musical adventures brought him to tour in China and teach Arabic music and rhythms at the first world music and dance workshop in Xizhou town, Yunnan Province.

Circle World Arts has been selected as a breakthrough idea worth spreading by TED Conferences to join it 2016 Fall Residency Incubator. Our advisory board currently consists of Yo-Yo Ma, Alicia Adams (VP of Int'l programming, The Kennedy Center for Performing Arts), and Steve Seidel (Director of Arts in Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education).

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Next Show

Next Show: 
Saturday Jun 24th, 11:00AM

Performance Times

Performance Times: 
Saturday Jun 24th, 11:00AM

Ticket Price

Ticket Price: 
$25 for 2 hour workshop



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