Farah Saleh

Farah Saleh

Image credit : Chris Scott

Associate Artist 2017 - present

Farah Saleh is a Palestinian dancer and choreographer, active in Palestine, Europe and the US, who recently moved to Edinburgh.

She studied Linguistic and Cultural Mediation in Italy and in parallel continued her studies in contemporary dance.

Since 2010 she has taken part in local and international projects with Sareyyet Ramallah Dance Company (Palestine), the Royal Flemish Theatre (KVS) and Les Ballets C de la B (Belgium), Mancopy Dance Company (Denmark/Lebanon), Siljehom/Christophersen (Norway) and Candoco Dance Company (UK).

Saleh has also been teaching dance, coordinating and curating artistic projects since 2010 with the Palestinian Circus School, Sareyyet Ramallah and the Ramallah Contemporary Dance Festival. In 2016 she co-founded the Sareyyet Ramallah Dance Summer School, which runs on a yearly basis.

In 2014 she won the third prize of the Young Artist of the Year Award (YAYA) organized by A.M. Qattan Foundation in Palestine for her installation A Fidayee Son in Moscow and in 2016, she won the dance prize of Palest’In and Out Festival in Paris for the duet La Même.

Past productions include A Fidayee Son in Moscow (2014), Free Advice (2015), La Même (2016) and Cells of Illegal Education (2016).

She is currently touring with her latest productions Gesturing Refugees (2018) and What My Body Can/t Remember (2019) and is continuing her longterm research on the archive of gestures.

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