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Under the Artistic direction of its founder, Israeli-Born, Zvi Gotheiner, Zvi Dance uses its unique dance vocabulary to define a unique set of relationships and experiences. The result boldly addresses the depths of the human experience. Dabke is a contemporary dance inspired by this ancient Middle-Eastern folk dance. Arabic for "stomping the ground," Dabke is the national dance of Lebanon, Jordan, Syria and Palestine; Israelis have their own version. Mr. Gotheiner's Dabke uses the power of dance to highlight tribal and national identities as well as dissolve those definitions.Reflecting on the recent "Arab Spring" movement that ignited the Middle-East with unstoppable forces for change, Gotheiner aspires to celebrate this trend, and by creating Dabke, acknowledges its ripple effect on all of us.

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