Hurriyah

Hurriyah, meaning freedom in Arabic, is a calligraphic animation. It all begins with a dot. Hurriyah – in her personified form – sets out on a transforming journey. All is initially calm but, as a storm unfolds, she blossoms into a sail, capturing the full might of the prevailing gales. As the tempest subsides, Hurriyah unravels back and eventually returns to her initial state – a dot. Her end marks the start of a new beginning. It is set to music by Nitin Sawhney and dance by Salah El Brogy, as part of the Nour Festival 2013.

Hurriyah

The animation and accompanying dance, had it's debut as part of Soraya's solo-show at Leighton House Museum entitled: Hurriyah: A calligraphic exploration of freedom through animation and dance, Nour Festival 2013.

Hurriyah

Original stills from the animation, it took 1, 258 hand drawn frames to make the 2 minute animation.

Hurriyah

Salah El-Brogy choreographer and dancer performs to Hurriyah.

Hurriyah

El-Brogy's dance runs for approximately 10 minutes.