SPOTLIGHT PALESTINE

Saturday 28th March 11am - 12pm

Bailey Allen Hall, NUI Galway

PROFESSIONAL WORKSHOP

Sunday 29thMarch 10am - 12.45pm 

Bailey Allen Hall, NUI Galway

OUTDOOR DANCE SESSION

Sunday 29th March 3 - 4pm

Eyre Square, 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.

 

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 OUTDOOR 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!

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