DOTE invites you to a year of listening
To listen to personal and collective grief, our colonial lived realities and histories, how we are complicit and entangled, our embodied knowledge, to nature. Listening means not having to ‘know’, control, or fix everything. Go to festival page to learn more about the year of listening.
We are looking forward to the second year of listening public moment from 15-21 December. Taking place in both Cairo and Amsterdam, Between Death & Birth will take on the forms of labs, listening circles and body practice workshops. Engaging with practices and rituals around birthing and dying, we will research being with grief in the body, creating space for banished emotions and outsourced life events.
Dancing on the Edge
Dancing on the Edge is an artistic platform and festival that moves between different borders, bodies, histories and (pre)conceptions. We seek to challenge singular narratives with exciting and new artistic formats to engage both artists and spectators.
We are based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and work both locally and globally, specifically –but not exclusively- with artists and practitioners from the West Asia and North Africa region and its diaspora. Dancing on the Edge (DOTE) curates multidisciplinary festivals, organizes ongoing programs, offers opportunities for professionals, and we have our own Online Magazine!
Please go to How We Work… to read about our values and focus points, how we are (de-)constructing the festival (and platform) to embrace collective experience, and how we see form and content as intertwined.
Traces of some of the trees in the places around the world where people walked in Walking with Grief, the first moment in DOTE Festival year of listening.
In September, December, March and June. Decentralized, entangled, in resonance, incomplete and following another rhythm.
The second moment Between Death & Birth, will take place from the 15th till the 21st of December 2022.
- Co-Listening Blogon November 18, 2022
#1 26.07.22 I am trying to consider this space as separate, or at least parallel to my art […]
- We Do Not Have a Homeon November 4, 2022
A few words of reflection that Reza Mirabi wrote about his BAU AIR DOTE residency in June 2022. […]
- Podcast #1: (in preparation of) Walking with Griefon September 15, 2022
a podcast by Anastasis Sarakatsanos, illustrated by Eye Wrote DOTE invited me to go on a walk […]
- The City Whose Change Outruns Griefon September 14, 2022
I come back to a different city than the one I left. I didn’t know it was only the beginning of […]