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Mey Seifan

Syrian choreographer Mey Seifan explores the influence of (un)consciousness on the body in everyday life as well as in times of war. In 2011, Seifan started to document dreams that Syrians had during the Syrian conflict. This led to The Syrian Dreams Project. The short film Cocoon is one of the artistic results. Seifan is the first professional choreographer in Syria with works such as Consequences, Contract, ElectroSofi. She founded the Damascus Contemporary Dance Platform and Tanween Theatre Company. Seifan studied at the Ballet Conservatory of Damascus and at the Dance Department of the Syrian Higher Institute for Dramatic Arts, also in Damascus. In addition to this, Seifan studied at the Higher Institute of Dramatic Art in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. After her studies, she performed with groups in both Syria and Germany.