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August 05 2013

NYC dabke dancers respond to ZviDance 'Israeli Dabke'

NYC dabke dancers respond to ZviDance ’Israeli Dabke’
http://mondoweiss.net/2013/08/video-nyc-dabke-dancers-respond-to-zvidance-israeli-dabke.html

ZviDance, a New York based dance company founded by Israeli-born dancer and choreographer Zvi Gotheiner, has appropriated Dabke and added it to their repertoire, performing at multiple venues and most recently, as part of Lincoln Center’s Out of Doors festival. Although ZviDance acknowledges that Dabke’s roots are in Lebanon, Syria and Palestine, the Company fails to realize that by performing Dabke and labeling it Israeli, they are engaging in cultural appropriation. We acknowledge that culture is fluid but so long as there is inequality, there can be no cultural exchange.

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