There are a lot of amazing organisations and groups who are working hard to promote the cause of the Palestinians. LINKS - http://www.meetup.com/The-London-Palestinian-Rights-Meetup-Group/pages/Links/ Our aim is to highlight all their fantastic work and to invite you to all the inspiring events and talks that they hold. We also plan to have talks, videos and discussions to better understand the history and politics of the region and agree on ways we can all help and support the Palestinian people.
Salim has lived a happy existence in London for over 10 years. Suddenly, his friends start to take an interest in his homeland Palestine and his seemingly easy life in the UK is altered. He is faced with a bittersweet feeling; the pleasure that those close to him want to discover his country mixed with the frustration that they can journey there with the ease of holidaymakers, travelling a route that is totally off limits to him.
Through Al Zaytouna Dance Theatre’s artful mix of dabke, contemporary dance and theatre performed to a ground shaking mix of modern electronic and traditional beats, the play questions the nature of solidarity movements and explores the complex experience of exile, identity and homesickness.
The performance will be followed by Q&A with Director and cast.
Written and directed by Ahmed Najar.
Supported by Amal – a Saïd Foundation programme and Arts Council England.
About Al Zaytouna Dance Theatre:
Al Zaytouna Dance Theatre is a UK-based theatre and dance group with a mission to promote Palestinian arts and culture. Formed in 2005, the group has a distinctive creative approach, fusing traditional Palestinian dabke with Western influences resulting in an innovative contemporary performance style. Al Zaytouna is unique in the way it combines dabke with theatre, poetry, literature, music, digital and other media to tell powerful stories about Palestine. This approach enables the group to celebrate a broad range of Palestinian culture and artists while creating invaluable opportunities for intercultural exchange.