An Evening with Syhem Belkhodja
Launched by FIAF and the Edmond de Rothschild Foundations during Crossing The Line 2016, BRIDGING explores issues of equity across cultures. Involving performances, a residency, and discussions, this year’s program centers on the practice of dancer, choreographer, curator, and activist Syhem Belkhodja, who uses movement to empower youth and young adults, combat violence and extremism, and effect social change in Tunisia.
This evening offers a deeper look into both the artistic, social, and educational work of Syhem Belkhodja. Through a moderated discussion with the artist, a question and answer session, and a live presentation involving her dancers from Tunisia, Belkhodja will illuminate her process as both a choreographer and the director of two pioneering schools, the School of Arts and Cinema and the Mediterranean Centre for Contemporary Dance.
Free with RSVP
22 East 60th Street,
New York, NY 10022
Presented as part of BRIDGING: An International Dialogue on Diversity and Inclusion in the Arts, an initiative co-developed and supported by the Edmond de Rothschild Foundations
About the Artist
Artist, choreographer, director of four festivals (Tunis Capital of Dance, International Documentary Film Festival, Fashion & Design Carthage, Al-Kalimat) and two schools (the School of Arts and Cinema and the Mediterranean Centre for Contemporary Dance), Syhem Belkhodja is driven by the desire to promote the development of Tunisia in different artistic fields, linking artistic and educational objectives through teaching, creation, and advocacy.