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"moat" Premier


  • Performing Arts Studio 1804 North Decatur Road Atlanta, GA 30322 USA (map)

Following Staibdance's successful 2015 premiere of Attic comes moat, an evening-length exploration of human migration and relocation for 13 dancers. With moat, artistic director George Staib reflects on his memories of immigrating from Iran to a small Pennsylvania town during the Iran Hostage Crisis. Fueled by heightened anti-Middle Eastern sentiment in the United States, some locals reacted with hostility, throwing tear gas into the family's yard and bullying the kids at school. The family faced -- as many do -- the cultural assimilation conundrum: how much should/can people change to fit the surrounding culture? What traditions will they give up in the name of fitting in? What is too important and remains intact?

June 3 at 7:00 & 9:00pm and June 4 at 7:00 & 9:00pm. 

Tickets: $20 online and at the door; $15 students and seniors with ID at the door only.

Earlier Event: May 21
Saturday Class Series
Later Event: June 4
Saturday Class Series