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27 December 2012 Inana perform Julia Domna, the tale of a Syrian Empress of Rome

On 21st December, Inana, Syria's acclaimed dance troupe will perform their dance rendition of the tale of Syrian empress Julia Domna on the stage of cultural hall as part of the dedicated events of the month of the nation within the programme of the Capital of Arab Culture 2012. The story of a powerful and progressive female leader, Julia Domna promises to bedazzle and inspire audiences.

 

Reflecting on the beliefs and cultural traditions of the time, the show evokes the commonplace worship of the sun god and Julia Domna's first meeting with her future husband, the Roman Emperor Septimius Severus. Their love blossoms in Homs and they are married amongst widespread joy and festivities. Unlike most women, she accompanies her husband on his military campaigns to safeguard the empire, but although they are successful, in the end Septimius Severus is killed. Consumed by sadness, the Empress returns home to her sons and helps cement their rule.

 

Presenting the potential and importance of women, Inana's performance of Julia Domna brings to life this historic tale enshrining the significance of women in societal development and growth in a spectacular visual and musical performance.

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