Syrians mourn the refugee star dancer who was driven to suicide

The death of a Palestinian talent show winner highlights the fate of millions fleeing war

It was, according to all who saw it, an inspired performance by a talented contemporary dance company. Afterwards the star of the show, Hassan Rabeh, a long-haired, handsome young dancer and teacher, returned to the seventh-floor apartment he was staying in, went out on to the crumbling balcony and jumped to his death.

Rabeh had been a refugee twice over in his 25 years, displaced by war from his Palestinian homeland with his family as a child, and then pushed from his adopted home in Damascus.

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Source: Guardian Dance News

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