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It's Not a Pipe

By Dafi Altabeb & Nini Moshe


Creation for 8 dancers 

This piece was created as part of the Israel Institute Visiting Artist program

at Emory University. Atlanta (Georgia). 

Premiered on November 2019.

Choreography:     Dafi Altabeb

Creative collaborator:     Nini Moshe


Emory Dance Company:     Aryanna Allen, Olivia Browne, Joe Chen, Hayden Hubner,                                                                   Henry Kuskoff, Daphne Matyas, Bella Ross, Jinnie Xie.


Music:     “Father and Son” by Cat Stevens

International Communications:     Katherina Vasiliadis


You don’t go to a dance performance so the dancers can call out your earrings.

Or your outfit choice. Or your seat selection. But this is exactly how Emory Dance Company’s (EDC) Fall showcase began.....Students performed an array of new works, featuring choreography by Emory Dance professors and Israel Institute Visiting Artist Dafi Altabeb. Altabeb kicked off the showcase with “It’s Not A Pipe.” Inspired by surrealist painter Rene Magritte’s seminal painting “The Treachery of Images,” the work broke the fourth wall, pulling in audience members by directly addressing them. Just as Magritte’s infamous work challenges truth in painting, Altabeb challenged her dancers to be vulnerable and truthful with the audience. (Elizabeth Greene)  

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