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ABOUT DUBLIN DANCE FESTIVAL: ALI CHAHROUR'S LEILA'S DEATH

Leila’s Death, a stirring contemporary work by Lebanese choreographer and performer, Ali Chahrour, delves into the fading tradition of professional Shiite mourners who give voice to sadness and loss at funerals and burials in South Lebanon.


Striking vocals by Leila are woven together with music and dance to tap into a ritual that celebrates martyrdom and heroic death, and transforms a funeral into a grand and joyful event. Men and women mingle, dance and cry, poetry and verses of the Quran overlap, and life embraces death.

Chahrour expertly fuses religious custom with expressive contemporary dance and music to invite the audience into an experience that, while perhaps unfamiliar in content, is universal in emotion.

  • ADMISSION

  • €18.00 | €22.00

  • DATES

  • Sat, May 19 | 08:00
    Sun, May 20 | 08:00

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