As Far As My Fingertips Take Me


But with more foul play
Metal confronts the flesh of slaves
There is no point to anything
On this round planet
A jungle where the strongest hand takes all
And the weak is like a farm animal
And everyone who rejects this and rebels is a terrorist
Accused, for example, of raising their index finger.

As Far As My Fingertips Take Me is an encounter through a gallery wall between an audience member and a refugee. Their fingertips touch without seeing each other. The refugee will mark the audience. The audience will listen to those who have recently challenged border discrimination. Those stories can be kept or washed away.

One to One performance performed by Basel Zaraa.
Song by Basel Zaraa (vocals, bass and keyboard) with Emily Churchill Zaraa (vocals), Pete Churchill (music production) and Katie Stevens (flute and clarinet).

Commissioned by “On the Move” LIFT 2016 in partnership with Royal Court Theatre.

His tale doesn’t just touch me in a fleeting way – as the many stories and images reported in the newspapers do – it goes further. It marks me.” -Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

Upcoming Shows:
Glasgow: Take Me Somewhere, 24-27 May 2018
Santarcangelo di Romagna: Santarcangelo Festival, 7-14 July 2018

Previous Shows:
Austin: Fusebox, 18-22 April 2018
Cairo: D-Caf, 23-25 March 2018
Valenciennes: Le Phénix, 15-17 March 2018
Ghent: Vooruit, 25-27 February 2018
Frankfurt: Mousonturm, 23-27 January 2018
Miami: MDC Live Arts, 4-9 December 2017
Copenhagen: 17-18 November 2017
Ljubljana: Mladi Levi, 19-22 August 2017
Liverpool: Arab Arts Festival, 12-14 July 2017
Fribourg: Belluard, 27 June-1 July 2017
Lille: Latitudes Contemporaines, 16-18 June 2017
London: Mosaic Rooms, 16 February 2017
Bristol: IBT, 10-12 February 2017
Santiago: Teatro A Mil, 16-18 January 2017
London: Royal Court Theatre, 9-11 June 2016

Lyn Gardner, The Guardian
Spanish Languages Reviews (Chile)