Imagine Spring Residency: Movement Exploration: A Choreography Marathon

Irwin Hall Auditorium, Beirut campus

The Imagine Workshop and Concert Series (IWCS) is organizing a workshop on The Secrets of Choreography with Sarah Fadel and Christel Farah, as part of its Spring 2020 Residency: From Far Away. 

The workshop is free and open to intermediate and advanced dancers.

The workshop will end with an open Q&A session.

Bring a notebook with you, and come prepared to move!


Movement research, exploration, and experimentation is at the heart of movement creation. This workshop offers the choreographic and creative tools for dance-making to experience many options of choreographic processes. From Inspiration, improvisation, to theme creation, and experimentation, you will benefit from creative tasks that will facilitate the organization of your movement explorations and movement generations. This workshop will also tackle the issues of artistic blockage, body limitations, memory, and what is “something to keep, something to develop, and something to let go of.”


Sarah Fadel is a part-time lecturer of dance at the Lebanese American University. She received her MFA in Choreography (with Merit) from the University of Roehampton, London, UK (2017). During her studies she choreographed and collaborated with other artists on many pieces including “…Not Really.” (In a collaboration with the writer Lloyd Slinger), and “THAWRATH” in collaboration with Sophya Polevaya (Royal Academy of Music composer). Her Thesis performance “Zekra” was based on her practice to incorporate methods of translation in order to generate movement. Her interest in translation, languages, and movement stem from her BA in translation which she received from the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (2011). In addition to the two degrees she holds, she took courses at the University of Paris VIII in dance studies. She also has a Dancer Prima Diploma and a Teaching Certificate from Al Sarab Alternative Dance School where she has been teaching modern and hiphop dance since 2007. She has been part of the Al Sarab Dance Company since 2007 and had choreographed and performed in several company productions. 

Christel Farah began her dance studies at Al Sarab Dance School since 1992 in modern and contemporary dance. She joined and performed in Lebanon and abroad with Al Sarab Dance Company in 2007, and started teaching in the Al Sarab Dance School in 2008 after receiving her Teaching Dance Diploma in Modern Dance. She performed with several local and international choreographers including: Nadra Assaf, Omar Rajeh, Zei Khauli, Malek Andary, Rain Ross, Catherine Cabeen, Beau Hancock, Renee Smith Cheveallier, and Matt Henley. She received her BA in Architecture in 2013 from Notre Dame University with a Senior Project distinction on Improvisational and Experimental Dance Space. She is currently practicing and experimenting in both design and movement through different mediums to express this interconnectivity through choreography, improvisation, performance, space embodiment, and architectural design.

About Imagine Workshop and Concert Series:

IWCS is a series of concerts, workshops, lectures, panel discussions, exhibitions, outreach and education programs. IWCS strives to contribute to the cultural richness of our community by promoting top quality performances to a diverse local audience; welcoming internationally acclaimed guest artists to collaborate with LAU’s faculty, students and a diverse community; cultivating young artists and new audiences through traditional and innovative educational outreach initiatives, and introducing underprivileged communities to the power of arts.

Full program here

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