IMAGINE Workshop and Concert Series

IWCS is a series of events—from concerts, workshops, panel discussions, art exhibitions, outreach and education programs, bringing all arts disciplines together, to commissioning projects and supporting LAU students and alumni, and young students and artists. The purposes for which IWCS is created are to stimulate and support the appreciation, performance and composition of performing arts. IWCS aims for excellence in performance, education and outreach to further enrich the experience of the students of LAU’s Department of Comm. Arts and other departments.

IWCS strives to contribute to the cultural richness of our community by promoting top quality performances to a diverse local audience; welcoming internationally acclaimed guest artists to collaborate with our faculty and students at LAU, students from middle and high schools in Lebanon, and a diverse community; commissioning and premiering new works by emerging and established composers, choreographers and storytellers; cultivating young artists and new audiences through traditional and innovative educational outreach initiatives; collaborating with other community organizations in multi-cultural and multi-media projects; creating and championing projects that promote peace, harmony and acceptance among our community and the whole world; celebrating the history of Lebanon and the region through performing arts; promoting LAU as a cultural center in Lebanon; creating curriculum-connected programs with visiting artists to cover the gaps and further enhance the performing arts program curricula; collaborating with other entities; LAU’s department and schools and outside organizations; and introducing underprivileged communities to the power of art.

Our People

IMAGINE Artistic Director

Seba Ali
Assistant Professor of Music

Collaborating Full-time Faculty

Nadra Assaf

Associate Professor of Dance

Amr Selim
Assistant Professor of Music


Collaborating Part-time Faculty


Hala Masri
Senior Performing Arts Theater Manager

Fouad Anka
Senior Performing Arts Theater Technician

George Chdid
Senior Performing Arts Theater Technician

Annie Tabakian
Senior Communications & Journalism Lab Supervisor

Guest Artists

Kaing Huan
Artistic director of Kairos Arts

Kimball Gallagher
Classical Pianist and Entrepreneur

Sally Koo

Previous Residencies

The Actor and The StageThe Actor and The Stage
21 Feb 2020 - 4:00pm

IWCS: From Far AwayIWCS: From Far Away
21 Feb 2020 - 4:00pm

Chamber Music concertChamber Music concert
20 Feb 2020 - 7:00pm

Cello and Chamber Music MasterclassCello and Chamber Music Masterclass
18 Feb 2020 - 5:00pm

Music and PoliticsMusic and Politics
17 Feb 2020 - 5:00pm

Outreach IWCS 2020An Outreach Music Program
17 Feb 2020 - 11:00am

The Body of The ActorThe Body of The Actor
14 Feb 2020 - 4:00pm

Secrets of ChorepgraphyA Choreography Workshop
10 Feb 2020 - 4:00pm

Orchestral ConcertOrchestral Concert
2 Feb 2020 - 2:00pm

Cultural ExchangeCultural Exchange
30 Jan 2020 - 5:00pm

Innovative Thinking and EntrepreneurshipInnovative Thinking and Entrepreneurship
29 Jan 2020 - 5:00pm

Acting and Mask workshopActing and Mask workshop
1 Feb 2019 - 5:00pm


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