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Mourning

Muhanad Rasheed / Internationaal Dance Theater

The Iraqi choreographer Rasheed uses funeral rituals from his country as an inspiration for this new contemporary dance piece.
In his words: “The mourning ceremonies I saw became an image stuck in my memory – the women with their exhausted faces, draped in sorrow, weeping and hitting themselves. A haunting sadness permeating their souls. It was like a dream so powerful you could feel it still in the daytime.”