In October 2021 we started a research series called Rituals of Change which follows on from an online workshop series we initiated in 2020. In
Familiar place but never visited
Often seems abandoned deserted
Busy street but few people in the small park
I AM OUTSIDE AND FEEL THE FRESH AIR IN MY NOSE.
THE LEAVES OF THE LETTUCE ARE IN MY WET HAND.
Activation A CANDLE, Feeling lonely [wanting] to connect with others MATCHES DRUMS. Lost tape of you singing. ESFAND, LAVENDER ESSENTIAL OIL, MYRRH ESSENTIAL OIL, SANDALWOOD, INCENSE, ROSE WATER,
Adham is choreographer, performer, theorist, composer. Born in Cairo, Egypt, living in Berlin, Germany and New York, NY, USA. Locked down in New York, NY,
Krystel is a Cultural Manager, Researcher, and Dramaturge. Born in Beirut, Lebanon. Living and locked down in Brussels, Belgium. ‘[Our conversation] started with the lockdown
Setareh is a choreographer. Born in Tehran, Iran. Living in Amsterdam and Tehran. Locked down in Amsterdam. ‘I thought about the effort that it takes
Martha is a theatermaker, social anthropologist, artistic director of the International Network of Documentary Theatre. Born, living and locked down in Athens, Greece. ‘The only
Mariem is a dancer, choreographer, and director of Cartage Choreographic Days. Born and living in Tunis, Tunisia. Locked down in Paris, France. ‘I remember how
Naghmeh is a performer, director, and writer. Born, living and locked down in Tehran, Iran ‘I feel the world showed me this: ‘Hey look how
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Every two years, we invite our audiences for a multidisciplinary and multi-city festival to embark with us on a personal and collective journey, to unpack themes and urgencies, and to undergo the potentials of the encounter that the festival can provide. The next festival will be in 2022. Besides the festival, there is ongoing programming throughout the year, like performances, exchange projects, and online workshops. Besides that, we offer opportunities for professionals, such as training and residencies. Check out the website of Dancing on the Edge here.