Join us for part 2 of Hannibal Alhas: Iran’s Assyrian Jewel. In this new episode of AAI@home our featured artist is a professional modern dancer, Assyrian/Meronite Charbel Rohayem. Mr. Rohayem has choreographed and performs his original work, ‘Influx’, to the spoken words of Hannibal Alkhas.
When asked about his work, Mr. Rohayem explains, “‘Influx’ is a work created as an introduction to an Assyrian cultural history from which I been personally detached, but to which I am returning. Its purpose is to show how an unknown past of ours still exists and holds a space within our mind, body, and spirit. The healing and knowing power of art, in this case, dance, allowed me to tap deeper into myself and my connection with the Divine in order to honor the entire cultural lineage.”
This meaningful dance by Charbel Rohayem is perplexing; he has let his hair and beard grow to look like his Assyrian ancestors as he explores and enacts different characters represented in Hannibal Alkas’ paintings.
This episode is sponsored by Albert Hermis and Dr. Judith Hermis.