Hurriyah (which means ‘freedom’ in Arabic) is a collaboration with award-winning musician Nitin Sawhney, calligrapher Soraya Syed and Yeast Culture. It is a response piece to Soraya’s calligraphic animation that resulted in a solo that was performed at Leighton House Museum for Nour Festival 2013.

Check out Hurriyah’s trailer:

I was also interviewed by journalist Tam Hussein for Al-Majalla Magazine just before the first performance of my solo. There, I talk to him about my beginnings from engaging in martial arts at such a young age, the true views about dance from where I come from and motivation behind dancing. Here is the interview:

Have a look at the Hurriyah gallery, pics taken by Ros Chesher:



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