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Farah Saleh: What My Body Can/t Remember

Friday 22 February, 2019 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Woman dancing with her arms in the air

Fri 22 Feb. Free. Bar open 6–8pm. Performance: 6.30–7.15pm.
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What My Body Can/t Remember is the latest story in Palestinian dancer and choreographer Farah Saleh’s Palestinian Archive of Gestures – an ongoing project through which Saleh archives hidden stories from the Palestinian narrative.

In this new Fruitmarket commission, Saleh attempts to archive her personal story by exploring what her body can and can’t remember of her life in Ramallah in 2002 when, living under curfew, Saleh returned to dancing after years of interruption. Working with filmmaker Owa Barua, Saleh recalls the daily gestures of her life exploring her memory of a period when her domestic space was her only site of physical freedom.

Alongside the performance, Saleh will show a selection of videos from her Palestinian Archive of Gestures and her wider practice from 12 noon.

Choreography: Farah Saleh
Video: Owa Barua
Performed by: Farah Saleh and Owa Barua
Dramaturgical support: Claricia Parinussa Kruithof and Mark Bleakley
Costume consultation: Zephyr Liddell
Production: Claricia Parinussa Kruithof

A work in progress, commissioned by The Fruitmarket Gallery Supported by Creative Scotland and Dance Base


Friday 22 February, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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