Safar: Journey

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Safar: Journey

Performance in The Lydia and Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre

Safar is the result of a dance project led by Hawiyya Dance Company that aims to bring women from different backgrounds together, by creating a safe and secure women-only space.

The group of women explored movement as a tool of expression for both individual and cultural identity, while reflecting on the concepts of journey and womanhood.

The performance is a celebration of the resilience and resistance of refugee women. It includes spoken word, contemporary dance, traditional dabke dance and it is accompanied by musicians from Music with Refugees.


Sylvia Ferreira - Artistic Director and Choreography

Serena Spadoni - Project Manager

Julia Katarina - Musical Director & Oud/Voice

Hanen Ossamah Kiwan – Percussions

Poetry – 1st Piece: Marchu Girma, 2nd Piece: Nai Louza and Vi Levitt


Farah AlHaddad

Jamila Boughelaf

Sylvia Ferreira

Marchu Girma

Julija Gulbinovic

Deborah Holland

Maggie Huang

Debby Kazeem 

Nai Louza

Delia Remy

Serena Spadoni

Date 17/06/2018
Time 1:15 pm - 3:30 pm
Venue V&A Museum
Cromwell Road

Hawiyya Dance Company
Hawiyya Dance Company
Category Arts and Culture
Price Free