Dancing on the Edge Urgent artistic dialogues with the middle east


First performances announced

The program of Dancing on the Edge Festival 2017 is almost complete! This year marks our 10 year anniversary, so we will be doing lots of celebrating and reflecting on 10 years Dancing on the Edge in the coming months. To give you a little taste of what to expect at this year’s festival, we are thrilled to announce the venues, dates, and first four performances co-produced by Dancing on the Edge, all having their Dutch premiere at the festival. We can’t wait!

8-12 Nov           The Hague | Korzo & Zuiderstrandtheater

10-14 Nov         Amsterdam | Podium Mozaiek & Frascati

13-16 Nov         Utrecht | Het Huis  &  Stadsschouwburg Utrecht

17-18 Nov         Rotterdam | Theater Rotterdam

Created by Lina Issa & Mayar Alexan, A Ticket to Atlantis (Lebanon/Syria/The Netherlands) is a site-specific performance at the seaside in The Hague, departing from the genuine experience and imageries of immigrants in the sea. Mind, The Gap by Hani Sami is a visual lecture performance on how we perceive and consume images in our current age. It intertwines live performance, theoretical musings and visual projections. Three Rooms (Turkey/ Syria) is a performance about absence. Being unable to be in the same physical space at the same time to rehearse due to visa restrictions, Omran, Hadawe, and Hamilton in collaboration with Buga experiment with ways to perform together from a distance. Transaction (Syria/France) is a meditation on the power of images from conflict situations. Maker Mithkal Alzghair opens a choreographic space to find the convergence between two parallel lines: reality and art.

The last three performances mentioned above are part of the EU commissioned project Performance(s) Between 2 shores and currently on stage at Shubbak Festival in London!

Dancing on the Edge 2017

In the past 10 years Dancing on the Edge has brought high quality, innovative, international performing arts to The Netherlands, showing a diverse and multi-layered side of the Middle East. By now borders have been blurred and Europe has become the home for many new artists. We are excited to embrace, present and challenge this talent too.

Dancing on the Edge believes in the power of art to take you beyond what’s known. Art as a laboratory to experiment, meet, and at times touch upon the more sensitive parts of our society. Asking questions instead of looking for simple answers, making the world bigger. Without ready solutions, but with a focus on complexity, multi-dimensionality, and above all humanity.

The full program and tickets sales will be announced towards the end of summer 2017.

Save the dates!

8 till 18 November 2017

Photo: A Ticket to Atlantis (C) Alia Haju