Staibdance: Moat

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Staibdance presents

Friday, June 3rd and Saturday, June 4th at 7 p.m. & 9 p.m.
$20 tickets online and at the door
$15 students and seniors with ID at the door

Emory University Performing Arts Studio
1804 North Decatur Road
Atlanta, GA 30322

Following Staibdance's successful 2015 premiere of "Attic" comes "moat," an evening-length exploration of human migration and relocation for 13 dancers. With "moat, artistic director George Staib reflects on his memories of immigrating from Iran to a small Pennsylvania town during the Iran Hostage Crisis. Fueled by heightened anti-Middle Eastern sentiment in the United States, some locals reacted with hostility, throwing tear gas into the family's yard and bullying the kids at school. The family faced -- as many do -- the cultural assimilation conundrum: how much should/can people change to fit the surrounding culture? What traditions will they give up in the name of fitting in? What is too important and remains intact?

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By: Staibdance