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Zaffé (/‘zafe/) is a new immersive performance, created by Stéphanie Ghajar and collaborators.

It invites audiences to take part in a Middle Eastern wedding party in Australia. It is a celebration. There is dancing, singing, and ululation, much like at the tradition the work is named for. Yet something is awry—the bridal party is absent, and toasts break down into poems of longing for all that is missing here: loved ones across the sea, places forever changed, moments lost to the past. 

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