MAHALLA premiered in July 2013 at the Berkshire Fringe.


“MAHALLA from the Anthropologists is hypnotic to watch...” 



"The individual threads are compelling-and so were the performances" 

- The Valley Advocate  

“it will surprise and delight audiences with innovative staging and use of movement and dance.”

- In The Spotlight


Fusing together found text, dance and real life events, The Anthropologists interweave two stories of the fight against oppression: one ancient and one modern. Inspired by the 2011 Egyptian Revolution, MAHALLA captures the spirit of the Arab Spring and juxtaposes it with the Passover story of the Jews' escape from the hands of the Pharaoh.  The Anthropologists' MAHALLA is a vibrant collaborative creation investigating the intersections between food, ritual, storytelling and the pursuit of freedom.  Join the revolution!