Feras Shaheen & His Dabke Dancing Mother.
Safe but far away. Safe but disconnected. Unclear. Comfortable but fading.
Comfortable but losing identity. Searching for identity. Maintaining identity. ‘الحفاظ ‘is
the Arabic word for ‘preservation’. Feras explores the significance of his Palestinian culture through his mothers experiences and parenting decisions.
This project was co-curated by Emma Saunders and Annette McLernon for Prelude at Sydney Festival 2020.
Directed : Feras Shaheen/// In collaboration with Mago Husari Shaheen (my mum)
Images: Heidrun Lohr & Victor Frankowski.
Commissioned and produced by FORM Dance Projects