We are excited to announce and congratulate the two selected dancers of the DOTE Scholarship for 2017, Sina Saberi (Iran) and Rand Taha (Palestine). Check out the video below with some of their work. Both of them will come to Amsterdam to participate in the Amsterdam Summer Intensive of the Henny Jurriëns Foundation. Scroll to the bottom of this page to read how you can contribute to funding their scholarships!
Rand Taha started dancing at the age of 12 and has developed herself to a contemporary dancer, influenced by her background in classical ballet and Dabkeh: ‘Dance is the hidden language of the soul (..). The Program will enrich my dance journey, by gaining experience and improving my dance skills, strengthening both my confidence and personality. These workshops will enable me to interact with dancers coming from different cultures and backgrounds who share the same passion I have for dancing.’
Sina Saberi is a self-taught professional dancer, and in his artistic journey mostly inspired by the urgency of performing arts in initiating cultural dialogues: ‘How do WE move? How do WE dance? (..) The necessity in finding answers to these questions lies in the importance of discovering identity. (..) I wish to learn more about movement, to understand my own body, so that I can express more through this magical, ambivalent means which holds great power in raising awareness and human awakening.’
We are deeply thankful to everyone who is able to contribute to our crowdfunding campaign to fully finance these scholarships. With your contribution we will be able to help Taha and Saberi make the most of their scholarship this year and to keep nurturing and growing more talent in the future.
Click here to go to the crowdfunding campaign