[Galway] Palestinian Dance to be showcased in Galway: El Funoun and Noora Baker @ Galway Dance Days (28-29 Mar)
EL-FUNOUN DANCE COMPANY, PALESTINE @ Galway Dance Days | Corp_Real festival ‘ BODIES IN CONFLICT’
Saturday 28th March 11am – 12pm Bailey Allen Hall, NUI Galway
Sunday 29th March 10am – 12.45pm Bailey Allen Hall, NUI Galway
FREE OPEN-AIR DABKE FOLK DANCE SESSION
Sunday 29th March 3 – 4pm Eyre Square, Galway
CACTUS p.a.c. perform SENSORED
Saturday 28th March, 8pm, The Cube NUI Galway
On their first visit to Ireland, members of El-Funoun Dance Troupe, Palestine, recount its 35 years of socially-engaged dance-making and advocacy, its contribution to Palestinian cultural regeneration, and the impact of the political and social situation on the transformation of movement in Palestine.
Mags Byrne of DU Dance (Northern Ireland), which advocates dance as a tool for facilitating personal and social development, reflects on her company’s performance projects, ‘Exile’, and ‘Yante, I Can Move’, with young people in Palestine.
Professional Dance Workshop
El-Funoun Dance Troupe’s style is rooted in traditional Palestinian dance & culture, with international influences. It tours globally & collaborations include Yoshiko Chuma and Helena Waldmann.
The workshop will introduce contemporary/traditional dance artists to El-Funoun’s work, including improvisation within the movement & rules of Dabke & exploring connections between each others practices.
FREE OPEN AIR DABKE FOLK DANCE SESSION FOR ALL!
Join El-Funoun dancers on Eyre Square to learn the Dabke Palestinian folk dance. Meaning ‘stomping the feet’, it is a communal, energetic and joyful dance. For all ages!
Cactus p.a.c. SENSORED
Palestinian choreographer Noora Baker is a member of the trio Cactus p.a.c., which performs Sensored – How can we play nicely when some of us have louder voices than others? In a surreal arena created with lights, sound and movement, two women test their limits through a series of power games.
video tasters What is El-Funoun? can you describe El-Funoun in one word? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNm97PVJdBM
El-Funoun performing for Palestinian refugees in Jordan https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81DyQK34jSk
Sensored trailer: https://vimeo.com/97555421