I Have Two Names

20 July '19 at 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm

Salim, a young Palestinian man, has lived in London for over 10 years. His life is settled in the city. He has a steady job and a healthy social life but the nagging feeling of homesickness is something he wrestles with constantly.

When his friends start to take an interest in Palestine and make plans to travel there he is faced with a bittersweet feeling; the pleasure that those close to him want to discover his homeland mixed with the frustration that they can journey there with the ease of holidaymakers, travelling a route that is totally off limits to him.

Through Al Zaytouna’s artful mix of dabke, contemporary dance and theatre performed to a ground shaking mix of modern electronic and traditional beats from the Middle East the play questions the nature of Palestinian solidarity and explores the complex experience of exile and homesickness



35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London, E1 6LA


Alzaytouna Dance Theatre

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