Performance and Resistance
Sumud Edinburgh hosts a conversation with artist and academic, Dani Abulhawa. Chaired by Sofia Nakou.
19th December 2023
9pm (GMT+2) Palestine time zone
Sofia Nakou and Dani Abulhawa will collaborate on a presentation that explores Palestinian performances, which are designed to circumvent the restrictions of the occupation, raise awareness, assert Palestinian discourse, provide therapeutic healing, and envisage possible and impossible futures. This talk invites you to consider how the performing arts can be a powerful means of support and resistance.
Dani Abulhawa is a British-Palestinian lecturer in contemporary applied performance at the University of Leeds. She has presented performance work across the UK and internationally, most recently ‘Concord’ in Manchester in collaboration with her father. She is a co-editor of Choreographic Practices Journal, and a founding member of Accumulations, a supportive network of experimental movers and dancers in the North of England.
Sofia Nakou is a Lecturer in Performance at the University of the West of Scotland. She is an Applied Theatre practitioner, specialising in Theater of the Oppressed and Marxist pedagogical approaches to performance. Currently she is pursuing her PhD at Edinburgh University looking into how theatre can be part of an interdisciplinary approach to the asylum system in order to preserve asylum seekers’ personal narratives.
Sumud is a creative collective raising awareness and funds for Palestine from Edinburgh. Learn more about Sumud here.
Scottish BPOC Writers Network stands in solidarity with Palestine and the people of Gaza and condemns the genocidal violence led by apartheid state Israel. Read our full statement here. By attending the space you opt to abide by our safer space policy.
Please note: SBWN’s Palestine Solidarity Space is currently run on a voluntary basis.
This is open to everyone based in Scotland who stands in solidarity with Palestine, including BPOC and our white allies. We will prioritise BPOC voices, but we welcome everyone in Scotland or with ties to Scotland who supports #FreePalestine.