HOME – The memory of displacement and resistance of the palestinian diaspora in Europe


HOME presents the work ‘Dear Laila’ by Palestinian artist Basel Zaraa in five different festivals in Europe: Anti Festival / Kuopio (FI), Mladi Levi Festival / Ljubljana (SI), Farout Festival / BASE Milano (IT), Periferico Festival / Modena (IT), and Umbria Factory / Foligno (IT).

HOME creates a bridge across Europe around the urgency of showing support to the Palestinian population and its artistic community, and raising awareness about the topics of refugees’ lived experiences both through the presentation of the performance and a public programme of talks and training.
‘Dear Laila’ is an interactive performance for one person at a time which creates a very intimate experience of Basel Zaraa’s childhood in Yarmouk refugee camp. Its relationship with a single participant at a time and its delicate artistic language involving the audience’s senses and bodies, builds a very strong connection with the audience and creates a moving experience for anyone who takes part in the performance. In each festival, the performance audio will be available in Italian, Slovene, Finnish, English and Arabic.


HOME promotes a long-term transnational collaboration between different festivals focused on socially engaged art by promoting fairness, artistic innovation and sustainability.
Perform Europe, supported by the European Union, is a funding scheme for the European performing arts sector. It facilitates international networking and supports inclusive, diverse, and eco-friendly touring projects across the 40 Creative Europe countries. Perform Europe emphasises practices rooted in sustainability and inclusivity, aiming to transform the performing arts sector and ensure a balanced distribution across the continent.

Perform Europe is co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union and implemented by a consortium of six organisations: IETM – International network for contemporary performing arts, European Festivals Association (EFA), Circostrada, European Dance Development Network, Pearle * - Live Performance Europe and IDEA Consult.