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DANZA O MUORI

DANZA O MUORI

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The dramatic and inspirational story of the “Syrian Billy Elliot”.

The dramatic and inspirational story of the “Syrian Billy Elliot”.

The human plight of Ahmad Joudeh constitutes an extraordinary story about the salvational function of art, of dance, and of the importance of continuing to fight for one’s own dreams and passions.

Dance has always been a universal language that has no need of words in conveying a message of peace and love to the entire world.

For Ahmad Joudeh dance is not only enjoyment or a sport: it’s what keeps him alive in the midst of the rubble, the bombings, the destruction. Dance leads him along a path of artistic, professional and human growth.

In this lucid and moving book, Ahmad recounts his story for the first time. It is a compelling read that grabs the reader and doesn’t let go until the very last word.

 

 

Genre: Biographies/autobiographies/memoirs

Subject: Cinema/theatre/dance

Publishing house:

DEA PLANETA LIBRI

Year of publication: 2018

Published in: Italia

Number of pages: 320

Price: 16,50

ISBN: 9788851165567

Foreign rights manager: Maria Luisa Borsarelli mluisa.borsarelli@deagostini.it

Premi: Emmy Awards 2019 - finalist at Berlinale 2019

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DANZA O MUORI

Ahmad Joudeh

Ahmad Joudeh is a dancer and a choreographer from Syria.Ahmad Joudeh was born in Damascus in 1990 as a stateless refugee.Under the civil war, he experienced life-threatening situations.Because of his dance activities, he received constant threats from extremists. As a response, he had the words “Dance or Die” tattooed on the back of his neck.Since 2017, he has been internationally active as an artist with Amsterdam as the base.

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