About the Production
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. This piece expands upon Ping Chong and Company’s traditional interview-based theater process of talking with local individuals about questions of culture, identity and belonging.
Production Team And Cast
Jesca Prudencio, Hala Shah, Natsumi Sophia Bellali (Downtown Arts) and Samar Aafiya (La MaMa)
Hala Shah, Natsumi Sophia Bellali (Downtown Arts) and Samar Aafiya (La MaMa)
Downtown Arts, New York, NY (June 2018)
La MaMa Moves Festival, New York, NY (May 2019)