On Tour

VISIONS OF THE NEAR EAST provides a dynamic travelogue of dance through the Arab world. Faithful to ethnic dance traditions, these inspired original works transcend cultural boundaries.

MEDITERRANEAN MOSAIC savors the rich folkloric traditions from North Africa, the Middle East, with a dash of spice from Italy, Greece, and Spain.

MOSAIC & THE MUSIC OF MAURICE CHEDID features an on-stage ensemble of musicians, led by the composer, in this triumphant celebration of Arabic music and dance featuring Mr. Chedid’s original compositions.

BEYOND THE IMAGE brings to life paintings of the 19th century academic Orientalist genre, through traditional and interpretive styles of Middle Eastern dance with themes such as the harem, the bath, rural life in North Africa, and Ancient Egypt.

TALES FROM THE ARABIAN NIGHTS enchants with four magical tales adapted from Scheherazade’s thousand and one Arabian nights, and presented in MDTC’s signature style of dance/story theater.

FO(U)R WOMEN is a timely, theatrical multi-media dance celebration of four women of the Greater Middle East who overcame the cultural and religious obstacles in male-dominated societies to attain greatness in their respective lives and times.

“Inspired by the actors’ costumes and expressions and by a musical collage, but mostly by the richness of words, the audience is lulled into fantasy.”

—Robert Johnson, The Star-Ledger