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.
Coming up, Listening to Seeds will take place from the 21st till the 31st of March 2023. Bringing together artists/collectives who work with ecological, food, activist and gardening practices for the third public moment in the year of listening. Working online between multiple centres and localities, this month’s program will include events in Palermo, Beirut and Amsterdam.
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.
In September, December, March and June. Decentralized, entangled, in resonance, incomplete and following another rhythm.
In December, we engaged with practices and rituals around birthing and dying, researching being with grief in the body, creating space for banished emotions and outsourced life events. Between Death & Birth took place in Cairo, Amsterdam and online, in the form of labs, listening circles, reading rooms, body practice workshops and collective performances.
- Podcast #2: Mountain of Griefon February 7, 2023
Listen to the second visual podcast in a series commissioned by DOTE. Anastasis and Eye Wrote are […]
- #2: The Entangled Wayon December 19, 2022
The Old Way is a recently uncovered Mediaeval route for European pilgrims, winding 220 miles […]
- The Cork Shoeson December 19, 2022
The phone never rings after midnight with good news. I’d just arrived to visit my son in Belgium, […]
- Walking with Grief Traces – entangled geographieson December 8, 2022
Mazen Al Ashkar created this video art showing traces around the world of trees where people walked […]