Between the Fleeting Words

The show is a tribute to the late Mahmoud Darwish, interlacing his words with Al Zaytouna’s unique dance theatre style to tell a truly Palestinian story.

The story revolves around a mother and her two children, and their experiences in a Palestine that is both timeless and universal, just like Darwish’s work.

The show also commemorates the 62nd anniversary of the Nakba and explores themes of identity, struggle, loss and resistance.

The production was inspired by the desire to celebrate Darwish after his untimely death in 2008, and began with a reading of his famous poem “Write Down, I am an Arab” which defined the Palestinian existence, and shaped the identity of the group’s members who have been deeply affected by the ongoing conflict in Palestine. Today this poem lives with us and drives us on. Like Darwish, we have family, we have a country, we have laughter and we have a story to tell…