+ vertical exile the west bank '09

Vertical Exile West Bank


A joint arrangement with artist from Palestine and Scandinavia working together with the community of Jalazoun and Deheisha refugee camps.

Artists and architects joins to participate with their own autonomous ideas and objectives, and in co-operation with the community we build a short time, mobile art event; based on the thematic idea of mapping and the trinity of Territoriality, Power and Identity. We think of the dance-performance as an ignition – our main objective is not the performance in itself, but rather the social/artistic momentum of dialogue that it can develop.

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This is the first part of a two year project, which will take place in Palestinian villages and camps during 2009 and 2010. Join us with comments and follow the work until the 29th of April.

Produced by Sirreyet Dance Festival and Public Eye. Supported by: Swedish Institute, DCCD/CKU, Dramatiska Institutet/SIDA, Konstnärsnämnden, Danish Art Council and Wilhelm Hansen Fund (Dk)

Concept by Anders Paulin & Sara Gebran

Developed in cooperation with:

Ylva Henrikson (Dancer/Choreographer), Yazan Khalili (Photographer), Amer Shomali (Illustrator/Architect), Mirna Bamieh (Visual Artist), Anders Paulin (Dramaturge/Instructor), Dia Azzef (Grafic designer), Sara Gebran (Dancer/Choreographer), Majd Hajjaj (Dancer), together with the community of Jalazoun and Deheisha, the architect students of the Birzeit University. Light and technical set up: Dia’ Ju’beh, Muath Ju’beh. Voices: Majd Hajjaj, Yousra and Hanna. Video documentation: Razan Azzeh and Wadee Hanani Coordinator of the project: Sally Abu Bakr

Produced by:

Sirreyet Dance Festival and Public Eye (www.public-e.dk), with support from the Swedish Institute, DCCD, Dramatiska Institutet/SIDA, Konstnärsnämnden (DSwedish Art Committee) , Danish Art Council, Wilhelm Hansen Fund in Denmark, the Royal Danish Representative Office, Qatan Fundation. ‘Vertical Exile – West Bank’ is produced by Sirrayet Dance Festival and Public Eye (www.public-e.dk), with support from the Swedish Institute, DCCD, Dramatiska Institutet/SIDA, Konstnärsnämnden, the Danish Art Council and William Hansen Fund.

Special thanks to: Martin Vongsen (composer), Mohamma Safi, IBDAA, the community of Jalazoun and Deheisha, Sirreyeh, Alkasaba, Asad Husary, Joseph, Amira Hass, Rocky Hotel staf.


Jalazoun Refugee Camp

From 6. - 12. April:

Meetings with all the artist involved, meetings with the communities of the refugee camp and the artist and rehearsals for the performance.

Monday 13. April

10.00 – 1.00 pm: Hula Hoop: Woman Group 1

5.00 – 9.00 pm: Mapping & Hula Hoop: Men Group 2

Tuesday 14. April

9.00 – 12.00 pm: Mapping: Women Group 1

12.00 – 1.00 pm: Hula hoop: Women Group 2

4-9 pm Architecture & Photography: Group 3

Wednesday 15. April

4.00 – 5.30 pm: Hula hoop, Children 10-18 years

5:30 – 8:00 pm Hula hoop, Men Group 2

Thursday 16. April

4-9 pm Architecture & Photography Group 3

4.00 – 5.30 pm: Hula hoop: Children 10-18 years

Friday 17. April

4.00 – 5.30 pm: Reading Mahmoud Darwish and Agamben, understanding the knowledge of ‘the Door’ Women.

Saturday 18. April

8.00 pm CANCEL Performance due to the murder of a 16 years old from the camp by the near by settlements snipers.

Deheisha Refugee camp

Monday 20. April

Meeting the community to discuss the project.

Tuesday 21. April

2:00-4:30 pm: Mapping 1, Group A

4:30-7:30 pm: Mapping 2, Group B

7:30 – 9:30: Hula Hoop 1, Group C

Wednesday 22. April

2.30 – 4.30: Hula hoop 2, Group D

4.00 – 9.30: Architecture 1, Group E

Thursday 23. April

2.30 – 4.30: Hula hoop 3, Group C

4.00 – 9.30: Architecture 2, Group E

Saturday 25. April

6-8 pm T-shirt workshop: make your own T-shirt. 7-8 pm Outdoor projections of the work done during the week. 8.00 pm Celebration/Performance

Wednesday 29. April

Performance at the Royal Cultural Palace of Ramallah under the festival Sirreyet, with participation of 50 people from the refugee camp of Jalazoun and 200 audience from the city


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