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Farah Saleh is a Palestinian dancer and choreographer active in Palestine, Europe and the US. She has studied linguistic and cultural mediation in Italy and in parallel continued her studies in contemporary dance. Since 2010 she took part in local and international projects with Sareyyet Ramallah Dance Company (Palestine), the Royal Flemish Theatre and Les Ballets C de la B (Belgium), Mancopy Dance Company (Denmark/Lebanon), Siljehom/Christophersen (Norway) and Candoco Dance Company (UK). Also since 2010, Saleh has been teaching dance, coordinating and curating artistic projects with the Palestinian Circus School, Sareyyet Ramallah and the Ramallah Contemporary Dance Festival. In 2016 she co-founded Sareyyet Ramallah Dance Summer School, which runs on a yearly basis. In 2014 she won the third prize of the Young Artist of the Year Award (YAYA) organized by A.M. Qattan Foundation in Palestine for her installation A Fidayee Son in Moscow and in 2016 she won the dance prize of Palest’In and Out Festival in Paris for the duet La Même. She is currently an Associate Artist at Dance Base in Edinburgh, UK. 



2020 Agenda

Jan 30 What My Body Can/t Remember at Parallèle Festival (Marseille)

Feb 17-21 Remote residency of WHAT DOES THE SPACE KNOW (Berlin & Edinburgh)

Feb 24-29 Development residency of WHAT DOES THE SPACE KNOW at Kanuti Gildi SAAL (Tallinn)

April 30 Defying Distance workshop at Dance Base via zoom (Edinburgh)

May 7 Screening of A Fidayee Son in Moscow followed by an artist talk organized by Culture Resource (Beirut)

June 17 & 19 Gesture Exchange workshop at Dance Base via zoom part of Refugee Week (London)

June 24 Artist talk part of the Integrities of the Body programme at Kunstlerhaus Mousonturm via zoom (Frankfurt) 

July 8 Transfiguring Distance webinar at Tramway TV (Glasgow)

Aug 1 Screening of Cells of Illegal Education followed by an artist talk at the Visual Art Centre (Clarington)

Aug 24- Sep 4 Development residency of Past-inuous at Dance Base (Edinburgh)

Sep 7-18 Development residency of WHAT DOES THE SPACE KNOW at Dance Base (Edinburgh)

Oct 27 & 29 Gesture Exchange sessions at Dance Base (Edinburgh)

2019 Agenda

 Jan19-21 Meet the Artist event part of Dancing on the Edge Festival (Utrecht)

Jan 22-25 Development residency of What My Body Can/t Rememeber at Dance Base (Edinburgh)

Feb11-22 Development residency of What My Body Can/t Rememeber at Dance Base (Edinburgh)

Feb 22 Work in progress performance of What My Body Can/t Rememeber at The Fruitmarket Gallery (Edinburgh)

Feb 23 Archiving Gestures workshop part of "What does it take to cross a border?" event at Ifa Gallery (Berlin)

Feb 24 Gesturing Refugees performance part of "What does it take to cross a border?" event at Ifa Gallery (Berlin)

Mar 6-9 Archiving Gestures workshop and talk at Atlas of Transitions Biennale (Bologna)

Mar 29 Brexit means Brexit! performance lecture at Tate Modern (London)

April 1-10 Archiving Gestures workshop (on Skype) at Windows from Gaza for Contemporary Art (Gaza)

April 15-19 Development residency of WHAT DOES THE SPACE KNOW at Naves Matadero Theatre (Madrid)

April 22-26 Development residency of WHAT DOES THE SPACE KNOW at Dance Base (Edinburgh)

May 9 Brexit means Brexit! at Beacon Arts Centre (Greenock)

May 11 Brexit means Brexit! at Dance Base (Edinburgh)

May 13 Inclusive workshop at Dance Base (Edinburgh)

May 14 Brexit means Brexit! at CCA part of Take Me Somewhere Festival (Glasgow)

May 15 Inclusive workshop at Indepen-dance (Glasgow)

May17 Brexit means Brexit! at Macphail Centre (Ullapool)

June 21 What Does The Space Know talk in Political Animal event at CCA (Glasgow)

June 26, 27 Gesturing Refugees at CCA part of Refugee Festival Scotland (Glasgow)

July 6 Gesturing Refugees at Liverpool Arab Arts Festival (Liverpool)

July 21-31 Co-organising and teaching at Les Ateliers Deplaces summer workshops (Ramallah)

August 1 WHAT DOES THE SPACE KNOW in progress performance at Goethe Institut (Ramallah)

August 19-24 Cross Currents programme at Edinburgh International Festival (Edinburgh)

Sep 23-27 Development residency of What My Body Can/t Remember at Dance Base (Edinburgh)

Oct 4,5 Gesturing Refugees at Redzone Festival (Tangier)

Oct 11,12 What My Body Can/t Remember at Dance International Glasgow (Glasgow)

Nov 15-17 More Than This project shared residency (Madrid)

Dec 5 Archiving Gestures workshop at Gallery of Modern Art (Glasgow)

Dec 7 Gesturing Refugees at Veem House of Performance (Amsterdam) 




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