Dancing on the Edge Urgent artistic dialogues with the middle east

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Ramallah! Ramallah! Ramallah!

Sophie Fiennes /

A film about a project collaboration between Les Ballets C de la B (Ghent, Belgium), Ashtar Theatre and the El Funoun Dance Company (Ramallah, Palestine). For several years, the Belgian choreographer Alain Platel had been traveling to Ramallah for collaborative projects with Palestinian dancers and actors. His last visit was in 2004, and the British documentary maker Sophie Fiennes went with him. Alain Platel: “The collaboration with El Funoun touched me deeply. It is difficult to imagine how people can dance in such circumstances. They even risk their lives by coming to rehearsals after the curfew!” Directed by: Sophie Fiennes.