The 14th International Dance Day Festival - Pulse of Resilience: Where Do We Start?

LAU Beirut and Byblos Campuses

In recognition of its centennial year, LAU invites you to the 14th International Dance Dav Festival in Lebanon. Join the Department of Communication, Arts and Languages as it brings together artists and enthusiasts from around the world to celebrate the artistry and cultural richness of dance.



  • Monday, April 22, Frem Civic Center, Byblos campus, at 06:00 p.m.
    The festival begins with the opening ceremony, The Body I Live In by Zaher Kais, setting the stage for a series of performances and activities that highlight the diversity in the world of dance, with music and vocals by Hiba Radwan.
  • Friday, April 26, Gulbenkian Theater, Beirut campus, at 07:30 p.m.
    The Gala Performance includes four original pieces that have been specially created to honor LAU’s 100 years of commitment to education.
  • Saturday, April 27, from 10:00 a.m. until 09:00 p.m.
    The Community Day unfolds with a variety of workshops and events, particularly the Choreography Feedback Session, offered for the first time in Lebanon.

Full Schedule



  • Dr. Matthew Henley, Associate Professor of Dance Education at Teachers College, Columbia University, USA.
  • Prof. Catherine Cabeen, Associate Professor of Dance at Marymount Manhattan College (MMC), USA.
  • Dr. Aadya Kaktika, Associate Professor at Shiv Nadar University, India.


For additional information and inquiries, kindly reach out to Dr. Nadra Assaf at


RSVP by email to secure your seats