Maha and Company is a Southern California not-for-profit dance company dedicated to cultural awareness through movement experimentation in traditional and fusion forms. The company strives to challenge the audience and its dancers in defining movement and dance structure. Maha and Company investigates the purpose of dance as a medium of expression and an outlet of emotional, political and social complexities; curiously delving into the amalgamation of different movement motifs.
Title: Shoes of the Dispensables
Choreographer: Maha Afra
Music: Aramaic Rendition of Lords Prayer
Description: This dance work is inspired by Lorraine Ali’s article “50 Shoes” which was publish in the LA Times.
The piece is about people around the world dying due to violence and hatred. They seem to be dispensable to the Western World. All that remains of these individuals is their shoes.