The Palestine House Arts Program has initiated several arts and performance projects aimed at preserving heritage art-forms (such as dabkah and oriental/ Eastern music), as well as developing contemporary art (such as theatre and contemporary Eastern music) that builds on a history of Palestinian cultural production. Palestine House also hosts occasional art and photo exhibits, invites artists to give presentations about their work, and organizes trips to arts festivals in Toronto, Montreal and Detroit. We are also a proud sponsor of the Toronto Arab Film Festival.
for beginners and Dabbeekeh
For many, Dabkah is a dance-form that symbolizes our connection to our land. The basics are not very difficult to learn, but performances often include complex movement and choreography.
More information coming soon, but please let us know if you are interested in learning and/or performing Dabkah.
In coordination with the Palestine House Resource Centre, the arts program is working to build our archive of Arab and Palestinian artwork, and art resources.
The materials we are collecting include digitized artwork, books of and about Arab and Palestinian art, political poster art, and taped theatre, music and dance pieces and performances.