What Are We Saying? emerged from the dancers' inner worlds
sharing personal statements of what it means to Ethiopian-Israeli. The choreographic language was created as an amalgamation of eskesta
(traditional Ethiopian dances) and contemporary movement.
Premiere: Neve Yosef Community Center, Haifa, Israel (2009)
Choreography by Adam McKinney and Daniel Banks, DNAWORKS
in collaboration with Beta Dance Troupe dancers
Daniel Barhana, Mazal Dimoza, Solomon Tafte, and Sandake Meharat
Beta Dance Troupe Artistic Director: Ruth Eshel, Assistant Artistic Director: Meeka Ya’ari