Farah Saleh 21 - 25 January & 18 - 22 February

Farah Saleh 21 - 25 January & 18 - 22 February

Image Credit: Amy-Sinead Moran

Farah Saleh

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. During this residency I will begin to archive this story and its gestures by exploring 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 24 January and Thursday 21 February | 10.00 – 11.30

The class "Connect to expand and express" will explore the head 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.

Performance | Friday 22 February | 18.30 | The Fruitmarket Gallery

Dance Base are delighted to be working in partnership with Associate Artist, Farah Saleh, and The Fruitmarket Gallery to present her new work, What My Body Can/t Remember, as part of Open Out 2019.

The performance is free, but ticketed. Tickets are bookable through Eventbrite, here.


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