An informal showing of two pieces of work in progress, both performed by refugees and others, on the theme of displacement and how to come to terms with who you are without your home influences.
Devised through workshops run by Single Homeless Project in collaboration with theatre-maker Mo’min Swaitat, with support from Shubbak Festival, Fragments draws on music and movement rooted in participants’ home cultures, as well as impressions of London and the chaotic beginnings of resettlement. The show focuses on the journey from dystopia to the unknown as experienced through the body in motion.
Safar is the result of a dance project led by Hawiyya Dance Co. with support from Shakespeare’s Globe that aims to bring women together, by creating a safe and secure women-only space.
The performance explores movement as a tool of expression for both individual and cultural identity, while reflecting on the concepts of journey and womanhood. The group of women, accompanied by musicians from Music with Refugees, will perform a dabke dance that will be a celebration of the resilience and resistance of refugee women.