Breakthrough? Western dance company performs in Saudi Arabia

January 15, 2018 by norman lebrecht


IMG has announced that it has quietly staged a touring performance of Shadowland in Riyadh last month.

They claim this as:
– The First Performance by an International Dance Company in The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

– The First Performance of Any Kind with a Male and Female Cast Performing Together

– The First Performance of Any Kind with a Female Lead Character.

Comments (3)

  1. M2N2K says:

    It seems like there are several hopeful breakthroughs happening in Saudi Arabia during last few months.

  2. buxtehude says:

    Expect they’ll hang onto public beheadings and limb chopping though. You don’t want to throw all tradition out the window…

    1. M2N2K says:

      You may be right of course. But at least, before becoming limbless and/or headless, people would have a chance to enjoy a nice dance performance.

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