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​I am a Palestinian woman choreographer living in Palestine\Israel. I am a feminist from traditional Arab society making contemporary dance work that challenges our customs and gender norms. My identity doesn't fit neatly into society’s expectations of my ethnicity, gender, the place I live, or the people I live with. 

My identity is my artistic generator, providing endless questions and often causing others to ask questions of me - sometimes to their discomfort. Discomfort is a familiar feeling for me, because I live between spaces and places.

I am disliked by Israelis because I am Arab, and rejected by Arabs because I work with Israelis. My work has been called brave, crazy, and even vulgar.

I live on both sides. I work on both sides. I don’t take one side. I focus on human beings. This is my resistance.

Artist Statement