Dancing on the Edge Urgent artistic dialogues with the middle east

artist

Dounia Mahammed

Dounia Mahammed (1990, Brussels) graduated from the drama department of KASK in Ghent in 2015. Her work shows a particular sensitivity to language, humour and visual thinking. In her graduation performance Salut Copain (2015) she uses language as a medium to philosophise, dream, draw, falter and ask questions on stage. In her solo w a t e r w a s w a s w a s e r (2017), she looks for a new way of communicating, in which her capricious associations and movements enter into a poetic dialogue with the music of Alan Van Rompuy.

As a writer and actress, Dounia Mahammed has a great interest in social issues, philosophical reflections and the poetry of the everyday. Her work wants to tell the audience something about man and being human, and in doing so it navigates between wonder and despair. In 2019 she will focus on research into the fragility and vulnerability of people and things.