Art & Performing Arts

At The Checkpoint Sareyyet Ramallah Troupe for Music and Dance

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 25.02.2006:

By Nicholas Rowe

This Week in Palestine

May 2005

One gets the impression Palestinians are very disciplined at stillness. Waiting, waiting, waiting. Israeli checkpoints, concrete walls, "detention facilities" and bureaucracy have all no doubt contributed to this, but At The Checkpoint elevates this stillness into an art form.

As the first truly contemporary dance (...)

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El-Funoun: Dance as Resistance

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 25.02.2006:

This Week in Palestine

March 2005

Celebrating 26 years of Creativity and Rootedness

El-Funoun Palestinian Popular Dance Troupe was established in 1979 with a mission to revive Palestinian music and dance folklore as a manifestation of national identity. Its early productions were the result of extensive research in Palestinian villages, preserving centuries-old songs and (...)

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New Developments in Palestinian Art

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 25.02.2006:

New Developments in Palestinian Art

By Basil Ayish

This Week in Palestine

January 2005

Palestinian culture, that common thread which is distinctly Palestinian and ties Akka to Gaza to Jericho and everywhere else in between, has many forms. It is the maftoul, mansaf, msakhan, mjudarrah and karshat [popular Palestinian dishes] that we eat. It is the embroidered tho(...)

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