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Report: Dancing on the Edge Scholarships 2018

The Dancing on the Edge Scholarships 2018 are over and we are happy to share some of the results and experiences. The two selected dancers Houssem Edin Achouri (Tunesia) and Tamara Haddad (Jordan) have participated in the Amsterdam Summer Intensive of the Henny Jurriëns Stichting, a three week intensive course of dance classes and workshops by leading international choreographers, including visits and workshops at Julidans (festival).

Both dancers participated in group performances during the weekly showings, and performed solo’s that were created during the program.

Tamara Haddad on the DOTE Scholarship:

“Accessibility to such professional training and availability of scholarships like this to dancers in the middle east is very limited, and for an eager student like me this is truly valuable. I have been living a double life as an architect and a dancer in MISK Dance company, the only semi professional company in my country, for a while now. I am now taking a 12 month sabbatical leave from my job as architect, to finally invest in dance and give it the space it deserves in my life.

My current direction is to expose my mind and body so that someday soon I will have a generous collection of experiences, knowledge and material to be shared with other artists in Jordan and the Middle East, to help take this creative impulse we have a step further, just as I got the opportunity in Amsterdam.”

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Keep an eye out for the next DOTE Scholarship call, which always happens around January.