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Lebanese mourning

“Leila’s Death” weaves Arabic funerary traditions with contemporary dance, music and storytelling. Created by Lebanese theater artist and choreographer Ali Chahrour, the piece incorporates the reflections of a professional mourner named Leila, paid to sing at funerals and burials throughout southern Lebanon. A hit at France’s 2016 Festival d’Avignon, “Leila’s Death” pairs ancient ritual with modern music (featuring a trio from Beirut) for a fresh investigation of death and mourning. (7:30 p.m. Sat., $16-$45, Guthrie Theater, 818 S. 2nd St., Mpls., 612-377-2224, guthrietheater.org)

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