http://www.prometheusdance.org/programs/rau-turkish-exchange-project-2018-2019/ Boston Conservatory at Berklee
31 Hemenway St.
Boston, MA 02215
Performing Arts, Social Good
Project RAu : premiere performance presented by Prometheus Dance in collaboration with Korhan Basaran and Kinan Azmeh. Tickets: suggested donation $20, available at the door.
Project RAu. The intention, through performance, is to connect audiences with the reality of cross-cultural oneness. By presenting a combination of national and international dance, scored with music by Syrian composer Kinan Azmeh, RAu focuses specifically on the sensitive and political aspects of human migration. RAu – a takeoff on “Raw” – is a collaborative performance effort, propelled by the belief that Art can trigger a universal memory of our shared human experience, and in that process, shift one’s focus from fear to understanding how much we have in common.
RAu has come to fruition through prior performance residencies in Boston, New York and Istanbul. The final work, to be presented on March 24th, is a reflection on the international refugee crisis with the objective of compelling all present to take action, encouraging all to care for others while also reevaluating any personal biases. According to Diane Arvanites of Prometheus Dance: “As artists, our aim, at a minimum, is to provoke thought and discussion, and, at a maximum, to be a catalyst for change.”
To this end, Prometheus Dance has entered into a collaboration with Korhan Basaran and Kinan Azmeh. Their Project RAu emphasizes spontaneity, change, growth, and the process “of becoming.” RAu has held performances, as separate components, in Boston, New York and Turkey. The intention for this final presentation is to weave together those choreographed components, developed by the three respective companies, into one tapestry. The performance will include dancers from the Boston-area community and students from Boston Conservatory at Berklee.