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Arts Canteen presents
Curfew Dance Performance - by El Funoun & Hawiyya
Until Saturday 24 March
All orders will be subject to a fee of £1.50 except if your tickets are free or if you are a member
In a nutshell
A thought-provoking contemporary dance production that encourages individuals to self-reflect and take action in front of injustice.
With a fusion of traditional and contemporary dance moves, the production , currently at its development stage, is aimed at challenging ordinary forms of expression and creating a new form of communication to open engagement with a new audience.
The production does not give an answer; rather it questions the audience and encourages them to find their own answers by exploring and reflecting on their position towards forms of oppression, injustice, and complexity.
Time passes by, and life goes on. Would you take responsibility or rather keep the 'CurFew'?
What to Expect
The theatre stage will become the safe space for dancers from different backgrounds to shed light on these issues through a creative contemporary dance production. While, ‘dabke’, the Palestinian folkloric dance does not appear in this production in its original form, it will be used as a reflection on identity, that lives and develops within us as individuals.
The performance will then be followed by Q&A session and an in-depth discussion with the audience to unpack some of the main concepts addressed through the dance representation.
El-Funoun is an independent, non-profit artistic organization established in 1979 by a small number of enthusiastic, talented and committed artists. Since then, El-Funoun has been crowned as the lead Palestinian dance company in Palestine, as well as among Palestinians in exile. El-Funoun led over one thousand performances locally and internationally.
Hawiyya Dance Company is a women’s dabke group who explore identity, culture and resistance through dance. Hawiyya aims to use more contemporary choreographic devices to explore narrative work and expression through this medium. The culturally diverse dancers have come together to unite and share their commitment to the Palestinian cause.
Arts Canteen are experienced in curating and producing events, exhibitions and festivals around the country. Arts Canteen curated events and partnered in major festivals such as the Nour Festival, Shubbak Festival, Eid on the Square, The London African Music Festival as well as the Liverpool Arab Arts Festivall, Arab Women Artists Now – AWAN and other festivals.
Why does Rich Mix matter?
'Rich Mix is one of the leading cultural spaces that gives voice to world artists allowing them to showcase innovative forms of expression. We really value the opportunity to work in partnership with an arts centre that shares our values.'
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Things you should know
Suitable for ages 16+
No latecomers permitted
This event is wheelchair accessible.