Farah Saleh is a Dance Base Associate Artist
Image Credit: Ana Rodriguez
What My Body Can/t Remember
What My Body Can't Remember is the fourth story I aim at archiving in the Palestinian Archive of Gestures. A project I have been developing since 2014, which attempts at archiving hidden stories and gestures in the Palestinian narrative. In 2002 the Israeli military invaded the West Bank including my city Ramallah. We had to stay home for many months under curfew, which brought me back to dancing after years of interruption. In this piece, in collaboration with video artist Owa Barua, I explore what my body can remember from me dancing under siege and how dancing in a private domestic space became my only mean of physical freedom.
Company Class | Thursday 26 Sep | 10.00 – 11.30
The class "Connect to expand and express" will explore the sternum connections and movement initiations. We will start from small somatic exercises, then move to bigger and dynamic ones, to finish with a dance phrase that integrates the learnt connections, while adding physical states to each movement.
Company Showing | Friday 27 Sep | 17.00
Supported by Glasgow Life, Fruitmarket Gallery, Creative Scotland