Fakarouni is a dance of passion, a temperamental ritual revealing the intimate connection between the temporal body and enduring love, set to a live recording of singer and musician Umm Kulthum, the "voice of a nation".
Orly Portal's first choreography for male dancers is accompanied by the voice of the Lady who made her way in a man's world to become a cultural icon, a source of inspiration for freedom and proud female expression liberated from patriarchal dictation.
The female voice is heard as the dancer joins the Star of the East in a timeless duet, one recorded many years ago and one live on stage, accompanying the men who in turn embrace Portal's unique dance language. The culture of the pelvic movement as a social movement is open to the tradition and folklore that each and every one brings with them, the ingathering of the exiles both authentic and up-to-date. Gender boundaries blur as ancient power games are explored in depth forming a new definition of authoritarian masculinity and breakthrough femininity.
A contemporary virtuoso cabaret dance that glorifies the ceremonial movement of the dancing body in a fascinating display of the myth of passion and the liberty to shine both as a man and as a woman.
"Creating this dance is a love song for love, for all my loved ones and lovers,
A song of praise for the ability to be a loving woman who is not dependent on love."