deprivation of dignity.
I seek to find moments in which dance is utilised from the bottom up,
protesting a wrong, namely the marginalisation of individuals who are
deemed voiceless, less than human. I draw my case studies from one of
the areas which is of key interest to human rights activists and theorists
worldwide. This is the struggle of the Palestinian people for sovereignty
and recognition as a state under international law. This struggle enables
the people of Palestine to make human rights claims within jurisprudential structures that belong to a nation state. This