Dancing on the Edge Urgent artistic dialogues with the middle east


Here are the DOTE Scholarship dancers for 2018!

We are excited to announce and congratulate the two selected dancers of the DOTE Scholarship 2018, Houssem Eddine Achouri (Tunisia) and Tamara Haddad (Jordan). Check out the video below with a brief introduction. Both of them will come to Amsterdam to participate in the Amsterdam Summer Intensive of the Henny Jurriëns Foundation from 7 till 27 July 2018.

Houssem Eddine Achouri (1993) started dancing in 2008 as an urban dancer. From there, he developed an interest in contemporary dance, took classes and workshops, and performed at renowned festivals like the Festival International de Carthage or the Festival Automne Danse à El Teatro in Paris. He is currently professionalizing at the Centre Méditerranéen de Danse Contemporaine in Tunis under direction of founder and choreographer Imed Jemaa.

Tamara Haddad (1991) dances at the National Centre for Culture and Arts, Jordan (NCCA). She holds a degree in Classical Ballet ( RAD ) and is a member of MISK Dance Company, the only semi-professional company in the country, trained in classical ballet, folklore and a bit of contemporary. She also holds a BA in Architecture and Design, after attaining Artistic Distinction. “As a dancer, and an architect, I am always in search for growth, and attaining a deeper understanding of the conceptual approach in multidisciplinary art forms, which makes my work what it is. I enjoy experimenting with the non-physical dimension of my creations, and am currently seeking opportunities to learn more on its application in a genuine manner.”

During three weeks the dancers will work intensively on their dance skills, by participating in technique classes and workshops given by  teachers representing the most important companies and styles in today’s contemporary dance world. At the end of each workshop week there will be informal open showings at HJS that can be attended free of charge (20 and 27 June 18:00).

Address HJS:

Chassé Dance Studios
Chasséstraat 64                                                                                                                  1057 JJ Amsterdam

On the 26th of July 2018 from 20:30 – 21:45, the Dancing on the Edge Scholarship Dancers and the other participants of the program will perform the solos they have created during the Amsterdam Summer Intensive. Tickets are €5 and available at Belcampo on the night itself.

Address Belcampo:

Café Belcampo                                                                                                                  Hannie Dankbaarpassage 10 (in Tramremise de Hallen)                                  1053 RT Amsterdam