SITARA ATTAIE

 

AFGHAN CELEBRITY AND THOUGHT LEADER INTERVIEWS

with Edward Zellem  

HOLLYWOOD ACTRESS,

CHOREOGRAPHER, AND LINGUIST 

Sitara Attaie (Part 1 of 2)

Part 1"Dance in the Middle of the Fighting"

 

     ‘Sitara’ means ‘star’ in Afghanistan’s Dari language. And whether by chance or design, there is no better first name for  Sitara Attaie.  She seems to become a star at whatever she does.

 

     I first heard about Sitara’s many talents from a number of Afghan celebrities who witnessed her electrifying dance performance at last November’s Rumi Awards show in Las Vegas.  They said that Sitara had enthralled hundreds of the world’s best-known Afghan media personalities, artists, and a global TV audience as she commanded the stage at the Rumis with a stunningly beautiful Afghan-Indian dance medley that she had choreographed herself.

 

    People who saw her perform at the Rumis say they will never forget it.

 

     But after I was introduced to Sitara Attaie, I quickly learned that there is far more to her than her award-winning body of work as a dancer and choreographer.... (more)

 

Read Part 1 of Sitara Attaie's interview with Edward Zellem

 

In English          In Italian

 

HOLLYWOOD ACTRESS, 

CHOREOGRAPHER, AND LINGUIST 

Sitara Attaie (Part 2 of 2)

Part 2:  "Love, Creativity and the Afghan Diaspora"

 

Hollywood actress Sitara Attaie may be the first person in history to quote both the German philosopher Nietzsche and the medieval Afghan poet Rumi in one sentence.

 

     But when she did exactly that in her first interview with us, it was clear we had to talk again.

 

     In Part One of our exclusive interview with actress-choreographer-linguist Sitara Attaie, we focused on her work as a professional choreographer. We also took a close look at her personal journey across languages and cultures - from Afghanistan to India, from India to Holland, and then to the United States.

 

 We touched on many other subjects in that first interview too.... (more)

 

Read Part 2 of Sitara Attaie's interview with Edward Zellem

 

In English          In Italian