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.