Ping Chong

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Calling: a dance with faith

Created and Directed by Jesca Prudencio
Featuring Hala Shah and Samar Aafiyah
Devised in collaboration with the performers

Calling: a dance with faith is a documentary dance theater piece exploring the lives of two Muslim women as they wrestle with their call to dance and their call to faith. Their religious and artistic journeys intersect, as both Muslims and dancers, in this rich and perceptive performance of movement and storytelling. Directed by Ping Chong + Company member Jesca Prudencio, Calling: a dance with faith employs a devised process to create a wholly personal vision of the artistic self in relation to Muslim identity.

Photo by Idris Ademola

La MaMa Moves! Dance Festival
May 23-24 at 7PM
Ellen Stewart Theatre | 66 East 4th Street (2nd Floor)
$25 Tickets; $20 Student/Senior Tickets [+$1 Facility Fee]
Tickets here


Director: Jesca Prudencio
Peformers: Hala Shah and Samar Aafiyah
Lighting Designer: Cecilia Durbin
Sound Designer & Composer: Fan Zhang
Stage Manager: Kristina Varshavskaya
Sound Supervisor: Ernesto Valenzuela