Baryshnikov Arts Center Resident Artist

Hind Benali

BAC, in collaboration with Mark Morris Dance Group and Spaceworks, hosts a multi-venue workshop residency for Moroccan dance makers Hind Benali and Soufiane Karim. Activities include a series of events open to the public:
Oct 22 / Wed
12 PM - 2 PM
Master Class with Hind Benali and Soufiane Karim: Contemporary Dance and the Traditional Lens
Music by composer/musician Mohcine Imrharn
Mark Morris Dance Center, 3 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn 
Free Admission / RESERVE NOW
Oct 23 / Thu
11 AM - 1 PM
Belly Dance Class with Hind Benali and Soufiane Karim; Moroccan music demonstration with Mohcine Imrharn
Spaceworks Long Island City, 33-02 Skillman Ave, Long Island City
Free Admission / JOIN NOW
Oct 24 / Fri
4 PM
Open Rehearsal with Hind Benali and Soufiane Karim, with music by Mohcine Imrharn
Gibney Dance, 890 Broadway, NYC
Free Admission / RESERVE NOW

The presentation of Fleur D’Orange Hind Benali, Artistic Director, is part of Center Stage, a public-private cultural exchange by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and produced by the New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) in cooperation with the U.S. Regional Arts Organizations, with additional support from the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation and the Asian Cultural Council. General Management for Center Stage is provided by Lisa Booth Management, Inc.


Hind Benali
Artist Bio

Hind Benali

Hind Benal is a determined pioneer for contemporary dance within a culture where women do not dance publicly. As an independent artist incorporated as Fleur d’Orange, she has taken modern dance to public spaces in Morocco—historic sites, city parks, and theaters—has founded and produced an international dance festival (one of the very few in her homeland), and provides a creative home for many of Morocco’s contemporary, beat and hip-hop dancers and musicians.

Her individual style stems from years of study and performing modern dance in Europe mixed with inspiration from her own roots and explorations into sub-Saharan African traditions and contemporary practices. Thematically, her work tackles societal limitations and reflects a personal struggle to reconcile being a practicing Muslim and an open-minded artist who uses her body to express ideas.

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