Dancers in Iraq

Mona, who helped organize and also danced in the wonderful concert of international dance we performed in just before I went to Camp Casey, passed along this article about the valiant dancers of the Iraqi National Folklore Group.

I admire their courage and find this yet another reason to stop this terrible war.

Click here to read the article.


3 Responses to “Dancers in Iraq”

  1. nancy Says:

    A friend who is a mideastern dancer and well connected in that field says that dancers in Iraq have been arrested and jailed for dancing.


  2. nancy Says:

    Lena remarked that even in these terrible times the Iraqi dancers are paid $140.00. Most dancers in this country are not paid at all and certainly not by the government. Shows a difference in the value placed on art.

    I am concerned also about the art and the archeological sites that the US invasion and occupation have destroyed forever.

  3. monamoves Says:

    I am so sorry to hear that they were arrested! What a world we live in. I was shocked too, to hear that they were paid $140. Obviously there are people in Iraq that have very opposing views about all aspects of life.

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