Group Version— Abd Al Hadi Abunahleh
The dance creation reflects the stories of 8 dancers, their constant struggle of assimilating into different cultures, finding a balance between them and balancing their identities within.
“Wojoud Wa Hodoud” is a process developing a method of dance making inspired by the exploration of the objective and subjective state of perceiving oneself as who I am and as relating to being a member of different groups which may be relying on a common culture, a traditional lineage, the common land in history, shared experiences, and defined by the existence of borders. Through the process of choreography of movement, our concept is represented by “motifs”, which are repeated actions gives the first element(s) of form to the dance.”— Abd Al Hadi Abunahleh
Image taken by Emily Nevis, Xiaoman Ren during Studio 8’s rehearsal in the National Gallery of Fine Arts on 23rd of July, 2018. Instead of the fiber-optic installation which constructing its own world, enclosed within the performers, we used thread instead during the rehearsal.