Fihi Ma Fihi (It Is What It Is)
La Caravan Dance Theatre debuts world premiere production Fihi Ma Fihi | Photo: Courtesy of La Caravan Dance Theatre

Fihi Ma Fihi (It Is What It Is)

La Caravan Dance Theatre presents world premiere production

Amy Jo Espetveidt

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It’s not often you get a chance to see an new artistic work that draws inspiration from 13th century Sufi mystic and philosopher Rumi.

La Caravan Dance Theatre debuts Fihi Ma Fihi (It Is What It Is)—a new genre of performance art that combines vocal experimentation, innovative choreography, installation art, new media and projection mapping, and original compositions.

Dubbed a multidisciplinary dance-opera, it showcases plays with the ideas of birth and death, where we come from and where we are going.

Fihi Ma Fihi | Video: La Caravan Dance Theatre

Created by artistic director and choreographer Maya Lewandowsky, it features original composition by acclaimed Canadian composer Lia Pas.

Fihi Ma Fihi speaks to the poet, the questioner, the wonderer, in all of us”, says Lewandowski in a statement. “Drawing on some of the most vivid, graceful text in history, and told through the story of song, artistry and movement, the existential creature in each of us will be drawn out, illuminated, tantalized and invigorated.”

Fihi Ma Fihi (It Is What It Is) runs June 8 to 11, 2016 at Theatre Junction GRAND (608 1st St. SW).