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Farah Saleh: What My Body Can/t Remember

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

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Eve Mutso: loop

Fri 23 Feb, Doors open at 6pm. Performance: 6.30–7pm, Free.
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Join us for the premiere of a new solo dance work by Eve Mutso, commissioned by The Fruitmarket Gallery.

For this new commission Eve has been researching and training in aerial movement with Mark Gibson at Aerial Edge in Glasgow, and has choreographed a piece in which – influenced by the specific context of the Fruitmarket – she will spin from the beams of the Fruitmarket with her pointe shoes dipped in pigment left over from a previous Fruitmarket exhibition to leave traces of her movement in lines on the floor. The piece is accompanied by a soundscape by Merlin Bonning.

About Eve Mutso
Eve Mutso (born Tallinn, Estonia) is a freelance dancer and choreographer and former principal dancer of Scottish Ballet, where she danced a varied repertoire from 2003 to 2016. Mutso has choreographed and performed as part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe programme in the past three years and was invited to present her most recent work ‘Unknown’ at San Francisco International Arts Festival 2017. She has also choreographed and performed in short dance films (‘Death as a New Beginning’, ‘A Dancer’s Journey’ and ‘EVE’). She was nominated for the Critics Circle National Dance Awards in 2015, 2013 and 2005.

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