RAMALLAH: A first-ever circus show inspired by stories of Middle East refugees was put on this week in the West Bank, capturing the hearts of the Palestinan audiences.
On a minimalist stage in the city center of Ramallah, seven performers presented the images of refugees with hats, boxes, a swinging trapeze and a Chinese pole, highlighting the shared plight of millions of refugees.
The one-hour performance titled Sarab, an Arabic word for mirage, reflects the dramatic life twists of refugees by the tempo of artists’ movements as well as narrating the stories of refugees from Syria, Iraq, Palestine and other places.
Rawan Harb, who has a child taking circus classes, said she was excited to watch the performance mixing circus with acting for the first time in Palestine.
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