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HOW CAN WE SHIFT PERSPECTIVES AS A PLATFORM, AS ARTISTS, AS AUDIENCE?
HOW CAN WE SHIFT PERSPECTIVES AS A PLATFORM, AS ARTISTS, AS AUDIENCE?
HOW CAN WE SHIFT PERSPECTIVES AS A PLATFORM, AS ARTISTS, AS AUDIENCE?
HOW CAN WE SHIFT PERSPECTIVES AS A PLATFORM, AS ARTISTS, AS AUDIENCE?
HOW CAN WE SHIFT PERSPECTIVES AS A PLATFORM, AS ARTISTS, AS AUDIENCE?

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.

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.

The body is the place in Between Death & Birth. Listening to stories housed in our bodies through dance, storycircles, body mapping, writing and rewriting. Through collective research into how feelings/pain move between bodies.

“Listening to stitch together a collective narrative”
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December 15, 2022

(1) Between Death & Birth Reading Room

Zeinab Charafeddine and Ian Nesbitt
online | ZOOM
Reading pieces of their work, with space for conversaton & reflection
19:30 (CET)
Festival 2022-2023
December 17, 2022

(2) Between Death & Birth Cairo

Curated by Sara Ismail with Halim Ramses
Objects, texts and questions from Cairo Lab shared + food
17:00
Festival 2022-2023
December 18, 2022

(3) Between Death & Birth Amsterdam

Shaymaa Shoukry, Dina Mohamed, Deirdre Donoghue, Ahmed Saleh
Collective performance, movement, storycircle & lab traces + food
17:00
Festival 2022-2023
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