behind the Veil is the struggle between women of tradition and women who seek freedom of expression. The journey of the central character Alameh, a free – spirited woman travels across boundaries of time and many distinct eras. Here is a tale which winds its way from the age of the
Pharaohs, through to the present.
It is a contemporary Middle Eastern Dance Drama. A particular facet in the compelling nature of behind
the Veil is that the story speaks to several cultures simultaneously. To the Middle Eastern world, the message is about re-elevating and de-stigmatizing secular Art, particularly, dance forms. To the Western
world, it is to experience the tapestry of storied truths underlying Middle Eastern dance traditions and
to gain new insight into a form that is not typically perceived as being a significant Art, nor one in which
expression and exploration is encouraged.