what are we saying?

December 2009

What Are We Saying? emerged from the dancers' inner worlds sharing personal statements of what it means to Ethiopian-Israeli. The choreographic language was created as an amalgamation of eskesta (traditional Ethiopian dances) and contemporary movement.

Premiere: Neve Yosef Community Center, Haifa, Israel

Choreography by Adam McKinney  

Directed by Daniel Banks

In collaboration with Beta Dance Troupe dancers

Daniel Barhana, Mazal Dimoza, Solomon Tafte,and Sandake Meharat

Beta Dance Troupe Artistic Director: Ruth Eshel 

Assistant Artistic Director: Meeka Ya’ari

© 2020 by Daniel Banks.