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Curfew shot from show

Curfew & Love in the Time of Apartheid by El-Funoun Palestinian Dance Troupe & Hawiyya Dance Company

Available to watch online until the 31st October 2022

After a wonderful evening at Unity Theatre on Saturday 15th July during this year’s festival, we’re pleased to announce that both performances are available to watch online:

About Curfew:

Curfew was devised in 2018 and, after two sellout shows at Rich Mix in London and one night in ramallah, it was due to travel to Liverpool in 2020 but was delayed due to the pandemic.

The dance performance’s omnipresent themes of time – past and present – information, introspection, frustration and rebellion, lead us to face existential questions, whilst living and understanding concepts of opportunity, privilege, responsibility and duty. To challenge helplessness and to facilitate action to change, to become better world citizens, we have a duty and responsibility to channel important messages to the wider world.

The production does not give an answer, rather it questions the public and encourages us (the audience) to find our own answers by expiring and reflecting on our positions and our actions towards oppression, injustice and complexity.

About Love in the Time of Apartheid:

Love in the Time of Apartheid premiered at Liverpool Arab Arts Festival and presents the start of internal conflict of an individual torn between the love for his homeland and the love for his partner. Through a rollercoaster of insomnia, stress, torment, and defiance, the dancer draws on his own personal story to represent that of thousands of Palestinians who struggle for family reunification.

Performances sponsored by the Arts Council, British Council, Liverpool Arab Arts Festival and Interpal.

How to Watch:

Curfew & Love in the Time of Apartheid will be available to watch on Unity Online until the 31st October 2022.

Watch this film for £6: You can watch the show through Vimeo for just £6, by clicking the Watch Now button. Once you have purchased your individual film you will be able to watch it as many times as you like in the three-month watch period.

Watch the whole playlist for just £25: Unity Online will drop a new playlist of  at least 6 productions every three months (August, November, February & May). You can watch each production individually for £6, or save money by purchasing all films in the drop for just £25.

Watch everything for free as a Member: Unity Circle Members receive access to each playlist drop for free as part of their membership. Sign up for a Unity Circle Membership today from just £2.50 a month / £30 a year, and access our on-demand content whenever you want.





Produced by: El-Funoun Palestinian Dance Troupe & Hawiyya Dance Company

Artistic Director: Sharaf DarZaid

Producer: Jamila Boughelaf

Dancers: Serena Spadoni, Jamila Boughelaf, Farah Haddad, Sylvia Ferreira, Mohammed Altayeh, Loor Ghadir, Mohammed Safadi, Sharaf DarZaid

Music Composers: Popular Art Centre, Joseph Karam, Nai Barghouti, Hussein Zahawy, Didier Malherbe

Photography and website: José Farinha

Videography: ASH Pro Production

Website: https://www.curfewdance.com/


Love in the time of Apartheid:

“Love in the Time of Apartheid”

Dancer and Choreographer: Sharaf DarZaid

Music composition: Jacob Hammodeh, Ehab Haniyah

Percussions: Maen El Ghoul

Nay: Mohammad Khamayseh

Special thanks to El-Funoun Palestinian Popular Dance Troupe, Popular Art Centre, Ramallah Municipality

Photography and Videography: ASH Pro Production