Hawiyya is a women’s Dabke group who explore identity, culture and resistance through dance. The culturally diverse dancers have come together to unite and share their commitment to the Palestinian cause.
Hawiyya draws upon traditional folkloric Arab-dabke with a twist of contemporary dance through their skills and experiences in other dance forms, narratives and musical influences such as the Electro-Dabke band ‘47Soul’. The members of Hawiyya have been performing Dabke for many years and have now formed the new group to bring Dabke to various platforms and audiences. The members choreograph their own dances as well as learning exchanges with Dabke groups from and in Palestine.