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SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2022 // SIGN-IN 10:30 – 10:55 AM // WORKSHOP: 11 AM – 12:15 PM // Riverside Arts Center

You Can Dance
Ali Chahrour

 

Join artists from Ali Chahrour’s Layl (Night) for a 75-minute exploration of the company’s signature movement style.

Ali Chahrour, a Lebanese choreographer and theater maker, draws inspiration from Arabic stories, legends, and poems relating to love. No dance training or experience is necessary, and all levels are welcome. Recommended for ages 13 and up. Free, but advanced registration is strongly encouraged.

Please Note: This year’s You Can Dance workshops will take place at the Riverside Arts Center (76 N Huron St) in Ypsilanti.

Riverside Arts Center

Company Bio

Born in Beirut in 1989, Ali Chahrour studied theatre and dance in his native city and various schools in Europe. Far from western models, the dancer and choreographer has created a language inspired by Arab myths and by the political, social, and religious context of his country. Through it, he explores the deep relationships between the body and movement, between tradition and modernity. Back when my mother told stories is the second part of a new trilogy about love, which began with Layl-Night in 2019.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will there be parking available?
The Riverside Arts Center has a small parking lot next to their building, free 2-hour public parking across Huron Street, and metered parking downtown (free on weekends and after 6 pm).
If I didn’t pre-register, can I just walk up?
Pre-registration is strongly recommended. However, depending on the demand for the class, walk-up registration is available beginning 5 minutes before each scheduled workshop and is open until spots are filled.
Do I need to wear a mask while participating in the activity?
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How can I cancel my registration if I am no longer able to participate?
To cancel your registration, please email UMS’s Community and Audience Programs Manager Alexandria Davis at adavism@umich.edu. We appreciate your prompt communication notifying us of cancellation so that we can make room for other participants.
Do I need to have dance training to participate?
You do not need any formal training. UMS encourages broad participation and invites a mix of people of different ages and abilities to participate. Each class will be tailored for the “curious mover” rather than the “experienced dancer.” We aim to create a comfortable environment for everyone.
What should I wear for the workshop?
You should wear clothing and shoes in which you are comfortable moving. Ground surfaces may not be even, so please wear supportive footwear.
Can you participate if you are under 18 years old?
Yes, we are encouraging participation by people ages 13 and up. For those under 18, a parent or guardian will need to accompany them to the workshop and sign a release.

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SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2022 // SIGN-IN 10:30 – 10:55 AM // WORKSHOP: 11 AM – 12:15 PM
Riverside Arts Center

You Can Dance
Ali Chahrour

Free with Registration

Join artists from Ali Chahrour’s Layl (Night) for a 75-minute exploration of the company’s signature movement style.

Ali Chahrour, a Lebanese choreographer and theater maker, draws inspiration from Arabic stories, legends, and poems relating to love. No dance training or experience is necessary, and all levels are welcome. Recommended for ages 13 and up. Free, but advanced registration is strongly encouraged.

Please Note: This year’s You Can Dance workshops will take place at the Riverside Arts Center (76 N Huron St) in Ypsilanti.

Riverside Arts Center

Company Bio

Born in Beirut in 1989, Ali Chahrour studied theatre and dance in his native city and various schools in Europe. Far from western models, the dancer and choreographer has created a language inspired by Arab myths and by the political, social, and religious context of his country. Through it, he explores the deep relationships between the body and movement, between tradition and modernity. Back when my mother told stories is the second part of a new trilogy about love, which began with Layl-Night in 2019.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will there be parking available?
The Riverside Arts Center has a small parking lot next to their building, free 2-hour public parking across Huron Street, and metered parking downtown (free on weekends and after 6 pm).
If I didn’t pre-register, can I just walk up?
Pre-registration is strongly recommended. However, depending on the demand for the class, walk-up registration is available beginning 5 minutes before each scheduled workshop and is open until spots are filled.
Do I need to wear a mask while participating in the activity?
(Section to be written)
How can I cancel my registration if I am no longer able to participate?
To cancel your registration, please email UMS’s Community and Audience Programs Manager Alexandria Davis at adavism@umich.edu. We appreciate your prompt communication notifying us of cancellation so that we can make room for other participants.
Do I need to have dance training to participate?
You do not need any formal training. UMS encourages broad participation and invites a mix of people of different ages and abilities to participate. Each class will be tailored for the “curious mover” rather than the “experienced dancer.” We aim to create a comfortable environment for everyone.
What should I wear for the workshop?
You should wear clothing and shoes in which you are comfortable moving. Ground surfaces may not be even, so please wear supportive footwear.
Can you participate if you are under 18 years old?
Yes, we are encouraging participation by people ages 13 and up. For those under 18, a parent or guardian will need to accompany them to the workshop and sign a release.

FUNDED IN PART BY