Dancing on the Edge Urgent artistic dialogues with the middle east


Fazle Shairmahomed

Fazle Shairmahomed is a performance artist and dancer, who graduated in anthropology and Middle Eastern Studies/Arabic. He mainly creates decolonizing rituals, in which he transforms the relationship with the spectator, and challenges understandings of inter-sensoriality. Often he refers to problematics concerned with the politicization of his body as a Dutch Surinamese-Hindustani Muslim queer man. This experienced reality creates an urgency that shapes his artistic choices leading to themes such as death, rebirth, ancestry, belonging, colonial histories, and healing. Since 2013 he is also one of the members of CLOUD danslab, an artist-run dance studio which supports research and practice of dance, movement, and performance art in the Hague.

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