news: I was awarded the International Live Art Prize 2017!

I am deeply honoured and grateful to have been awarded the ANTI festival International Live Art Prize 2017. The award is very important as it is one of its kind internationally and one of the most generous art prizes. It is also particularly special to me as it comes from a festival that researches and practices the intersection of live art and politics. The award ceremony in Kuopio, Finland was a lot of fun. I met [.....]

news: sorry for being shit at news!

Dear people who look at other people's websites: I am sorry to be very bad at updating this "news section" of my website and relatively crappy at self-promotion. The world does not need more self-promoters. Those of you who are registered to receive my newsletter will also realise that I send those once or twice a year. But I do regularly add the "upcoming shows" on each project page. In bullet points, here are some updates [.....]

news: New Project in Sydney

I spent the month of March 2015 in Sydney for a residency at Campbelltown Arts Centre, part of Swarm project. I am lucky to be working alongside incredibly talented artists, Bhenji Ra, Matt Prest, Amala Groom and Denis Beaubois curated by Branch Nebula and produced by Frances Francis. Each one of us will create a site-specific piece on Queen Street in Campbelltown. The research period was eye-opening, we met various [.....]

news: Gardens Speak on tour and selected for Artraker Award

  Gardens Speak is on tour starting from Next Wave in Melbourne, then coming to Fierce Festival in Birmingham, and from there to many places around the world (stay tuned!). It will be back in the UK next year to Lancaster Arts. The piece was recently selected for the Artraker Award on art and conflict and was reviewed by many lovely people including Lyn Gardner at the

news: Gardens Speak work-in-progress at Artsadmin

I will be showing a preview of my current project Gardens Speak at Artsadmin, London on 6 March before it goes on a tour starting with Next Wave Festival in Melbourne,

news: Stories Of Refuge – article and video

I've published an article on Jadaliyya about the experience of working with three newly-arrived asylum seekers in Munich. You can also watch one of the videos shot by the participants/collaborators on this link. "Stories of Refuge" was developed with Petra Serhal (from Dictaphone Group) and commissioned by Spielart

news: Artist Bursary from Artsadmin

Honoured to have been awarded an artist bursary from Artsadmin. The generous scheme allows artists to have the space and time needed to focus on a project development or research. I am using this opportunity to continue my research on the intersection of live art and protest focusing on the Arab Uprisings. I will also take advantage of the beautiful space of Toynbee Studios to test out my new work in March. Will be sending [.....]

news: Dictaphone Group residency at Watermill Centre

I am in New York with Petra and Abir, my collaborators in Dictaphone Group. We are heading to the amazing Watermill Center for a two week residency! We will be working on a lecture performance entitled "Nothing to Declare" on the question of borders and defunct trains. If you are around, come to our work-in-progress showing at the Watermill Center on 19

news: Invited by LIFT Festival to attend the Global City/ Local City labs.

I'm in Riga participating at the Global City, Local City labs! The project would take us around nine different European cities, each lab will be hosted by a local performance festival. In each city, we will attend tours, lectures, performances and events. The team of artists taking part in this is wonderful. I was invited by LIFT Festival in London to be the UK artist taking part in this. Thank you LIFT! I look forward to [.....]

news: National Theatre Attachment

During the first part of November, my producer Jessica Harrington and I will be doing an attachment at the National Theatre Studio. We will be spending two weeks researching my next project 'Gardens Speak.' At this point, we will be looking at the design, the layout, and the technical production of the piece. The content of the work has been an ongoing research and will be put together at a later point. Grateful for National [.....]

news: ‘Maybe if you choreograph me you will feel better’ at Performa 2012 in November

The trailer video from my one-on-one performance Maybe If You Choreograph Me You Will Feel Better will be screened as part of a series of films on performance during Performa Festival in Maribor, Slovenia. If you're at Performa, come by. I will be speaking after the screening. Watch video

news: Jarideh at SPILL Festival 1 – 3 November

This year Jarideh has been selected to be part of SPILL festival. I'll be in Ipswich from 1st - 3rd November and I'm hoping to catch some of the other events there too. Jarideh is a one-on-one performance so places are limited, to get hold of tickets you just sign up on the day. For more information about SPILL and how to sign up for tickets click