DANCING INTO A DREAM
In its continuing effort to exist as a platform for international art, the Pérez Art Museum Miami is now screening a 12-minute film by New York-based, Egyptian artist Youssef Nabil.
Titled “I Saved My Belly Dancer” and starring Salma Hayek and Tahar Rahim, the lavish art film was filmed in high definition, with haunting images closely resembling the vintage-inspired photographs of Nabil. At its core, the film examines Egypt’s rich cultural heritage, while lamenting its disappearance at the hands of religious fundamentalism. As Hayek dances over the body of a handsome man who appears to be dead, her sensuous moves express a sort of lamentation over the Arab world’s fading historical traditions.
Until October 1, www.pamm.org