Resilient (4:41) California USA
Choreographed by: Amel Tafsout
Performers: Amel Tafsout
Videographers: Josie Lewis Photography
Music: “Resilient” by Rising Appalachia
Additional Credits: Headdress by Jeannie Lewis
What dance styles are being fused?
Traditional and Contemporary North African
The words to the song are touching and are relevant in my life and in today’s times. Since living in the US, I have come to know someone from the Appalachian Mountains. I am blown away by the similarities of the two cultures and the spirit of the people. One thing that we have in common is resiliency. I have always loved bluegrass and challenged myself in the performance to bring the two cultures together.