Farah Saleh 23 - 27 MARCH & 30 MARCH - 3 APRIL

Farah Saleh 23 - 27 MARCH & 30 MARCH - 3 APRIL

Image credit: Javier Ramirez Serrano

Farah Saleh is a Dance Base Associate Artist


Farah Saleh and Mirjam Sögner

WHAT DOES THE SPACE KNOW is an interactive dance performance / installation choreographed and performed by Farah Saleh (PAL/ UK)  and Mirjam Sögner (DE/AT). The audience is invited to move through the room during the performance and interact with the space and the work in various ways. After a first research phase initiated by the Goethe Institut Ramallah they are now keen to move into the creation of a new work. The main objective of the intended piece is how to collectively envision, build, create, embody and activate temporary spaces. In their previous research Farah and Mirjam dealt mostly with testimonials of vanished spaces in Palestine. From there they want to move into a more pro-active, empowered and universal dimension.  It is their goal to create both a performative and spatial structure that guides the audience through an embodied experience of the spaces around and within them, that invites them to perceive spaces differently and that inspires them collectively envision unthinkable architectures.

Company Class | Thursday 26 March & 2 April | 10:00- 11:30

The class offers movement scores dealing with the connection between space, memories and heritage. Derived from Farah Saleh’s and Mirjam Sögner’s current research on architectural heritage in Palestine and Germany. In this class we ask the question: how does the space know? How do our bodies remember when spaces disappear or are reshaped? And is a void a new kind of heritage?

Company Showing | Friday 3 April | 17:00

Funding credit: Goethe Institut Ramallah

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