Press Releases 2010
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Cabrillo College Presents 3rd Annual Evening of World Theatre & Dance
Aptos, CA—Cabrillo College Theatre Arts presents the Third Annual Evening of World Theatre and Dance with Mosaic Theatre’s “Of Mint, Olive Oil & Zaatar” on February 20 in the Cabrillo Black Box Theater at 8:00 PM.
Prize-winning Tunisian actor, director and playwright Nabil Ghachem, teams up with dancer/choreographer Feliz Guarino to present a performance combining Middle-Eastern poetry, story-telling, theatre, music and dances from the Silk Road.
The drama begins when the lives of a poet and a gypsy dancer intersect at a train station. Stories are shared, recipes are exchanged, borders are falling and the train is leaving the station. A field guide to human emotions where identity is at the core, “Of Mint, Olive Oil & Zaatar” asks us to examine what constructs identity. “The show questions the meaning of rootedness and identity. Is it about the language one speaks? The books one reads? The passport one holds? The people and things we leave behind? This is an invitation to redefine boundaries and cross cultural divides,” explains Ghachem.
Ghachem grew up in a multi-ethnic family and received his theatrical training at the Brussels Theatre Academy. In Brussels, while working with the Cultural Center for the Arabian Arts, Ghachem co-founded the Arab Theatre Company. After working in Brussels, France, Tunisia, Romania, New York, and San Francisco, he founded Santa Cruz Mosaic Theatre which premiered “Cruz The East Theatre Festival” several years ago.
Dancer Feliz “Jalilah” Guarino has a background in ballet, tap, and gymnastics, but at a young age discovered her love for bellydancing. Guarino has been a part of the local bellydance community for over ten years and performances throughout the Bay Area.
What: Mosaic Theatre’s “Of Mint, Olive Oil & Zaatar”
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