Longing Belonging and Balfour End Of Tour Extravaganza with Hawiyya

LONGING BELONGING AND BALFOUR END OF TOUR EXTRAVAGANZA WITH HAWIYYA at St Stephen's Church Sat 2 December 2017 from 07:00 pm

The Chai For All Ensemble bring you the final performance of the Arts Council England supported UK tour and are delighted to work with acclaimed all-female Arab-Dabke dance group Hawiyya tonight.

The audience-led sharing of their stories after the performance is an integral part of the event

Hawiyya explore identity, culture and resistance through dance. The culturally diverse dancers from all over have come together to unite and share their commitment to the Palestinian cause. They draw upon traditional folkloric Arab-Dabke with a twist of contemporary dance through their skills and experiences in other dance forms, narratives and musical influences.

Longing, Belonging & Balfour is a 1 hour 15 minute music and spoken word performance devised by the Chai For All Ensemble which tells the Balfour Declaration story with Arabic, British, original and Jewish music from four perspectives: The Land, a character in its own right is beyond human passion but curious to know what it feels to have a heart. Chaim Weizmann was the key Zionist who built a rapport with Arthur Balfour that led to the Declaration. Arthur Balfour himself was a Christian Zionist and British imperialist with a range of motives for promoting a Jewish homeleand in Palestine. Gazzalla Mohammed Abu Eid was a young girl when she and her family were terrorized from her home in Al Ja'una in 1948 by Jewish forces, a direct consequence of the Balfour Declaration. We hear from her friends and relatives before 1917 and since 1948.

Chai For All are Knud Stuwe oud and guitars, Marianna Moralis narrator and singer, Katie Stevens kaval, flute and clarinet, Mark Smullian soundscapes and bass, derbukka and percussion player tbc, Michael Loader story teller and character actor, David Mowat trumpet and show producer

Notes: not suitable for under 5s
      Qty  
Adult: £12.00  
concession: £10.00  

 

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