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Dabke dancing workshop
Fri 12 February 2016, 19:30 – 21:00 GMT
Workshop with writer and performer Ahmed Masoud.
It follows his reading and performance of Home/Less.You can book tickets for the performance here.
Dabke (Arabic: دبكة) is a modern Levantine Arab folk circle dance of possible Canaanite or Phoenician origin. It is a dance performed in the Palestinian Territories, Syria, Jordan, Iraq, Lebanon, and north Saudi Arabia . It is a form of both circle dance and line dancing and is widely performed at weddings and joyous occasions. The line forms from right to left. The leader of the dabke heads the line, alternating between facing the audience and the other dancers.