Dancing on the Edge Urgent artistic dialogues with the middle east

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Fazle Shairmahomed

Fazle Shairmahomed is a performance artist and dancer, who graduated in anthropology and Middle Eastern Studies/Arabic. He mainly creates decolonizing rituals, through which he transforms the relationship with the spectator, and challenges understandings of inter-sensoriality. He often references 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. He has been a member of CLOUD danslab since 2013, an artist run dance studio which supports dance, movement, and performance art research and practice in The Hague.

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