ANNOUNCING THE WORLD PREMIERE OF 3 X 13
An Interactive Online Performance
Thursday, February 18
Created by award-winning Director Eimi Imanishi and Choreographer Samar Haddad King, and produced by Yaa Samar! Dance Theatre, 3 x 13 explores the singularity of the individual and the universality of the human experience. In 12 short films with original music by Lou Tides (TEEN, Here We Go Magic), 12 artists from around the globe share a journey of transformation that deeply marked their lives. These personal accounts of parenthood, loss, race, exile, dreams both realized and abandoned, all find expression through a common choreography for body and camera, offering an intimate glimpse into the performers’ inner and outer worlds.
The work culminates in an interactive 13th film that unites all 12 journeys in a virtual ensemble that invites audiences to chart their own course across 6 languages (with subtitles in Arabic and English) and 8 countries: Cuba, Egypt, France, Mali, Mexico, Palestine, South Korea, and the US.
On February 20, 3 x 13 will be widely released for free to anyone with an internet connection, furthering YSDT’s mission to increase access to – and promote understanding through – the arts.