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Video by Ali Mann
About: Created by flamenco dancer Lindsey Bourassa, El Lobo y La Paloma is a multimedia, contemporary flamenco performance that explores the theme of loss and connection. Through all original flamenco dance, Arabic music and song, poetry, and projected imagery, El Lobo y La Paloma tells a story about the loss of a loved one and the mystical connections between physical and spiritual worlds. In El Lobo y La Paloma, the wolf embodies any departed, displaced being, the dove represents reunited ancestry and she who guides the sufferer out of suffering, the griever grieves in order to heal, the music guides our healing. Inspired by the loss of Bourassa's father in 2015, El Lobo y La Paloma strives to honor the universal experience of loss; that of losing a loved one, a homeland, a freedom, a right, an identity, an ability. It honors the reconstruction of our relationship with our lost being or object, grief as vital to the process of healing, and the eternal interconnectedness between this physical world and where spirits reside.
Artists: This project is in artistic collaboration with Canadian-Iranian painter Khosro Berahmandi, Arabic singer Talal Alzefiri, oud player Thomas Kovacevic, and flamenco dancer Megan Keogh, and with the participation of videographer Ali Mann, costume designer Molly Angie, and poet Kifah Abdulla who translated original poetry by Lindsey and David Bourassa into Arabic verse. El Lobo y La Paloma is supported in part through a Project Grant from the Maine Arts Commission.