Live Ideas: Mena/ Future

New York Live Arts Theater

The 2016 Live Ideas festival is devoted to a generation of artists whose creative networks across socio-political divides reveal a diverse and future-oriented vision for the region. Exploring cultural transformations in real time in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region through the lens of contemporary performing, musical, film, literary and visual artists, the festival features multiple performances, films, lectures, panels and community dialogues by artists from across the region, addressing a wide range of complex issues pertinent to the region including alternative modernities, colonialism, gender, patriarchy, Arab feminism and non-conformist identities within national narratives.