Dancing on the Edge Urgent artistic dialogues with the middle east



Dance, Music and Religion

Tarik Yousif / Karin van Nieuwkerk, Miriam Gazzah, Shura Lipovsky

Throughout various periods of history, dance and music have often had differing relationships to religion – and the same applies today. In this debate, three experts enter into a discussion that focuses on both tradition and new developments, and on the situation in the Middle East and in the Netherlands. The moderator is Tarik Yousif. The speakers are Karin van Nieuwkerk (Cultural Anthropologist and head of the ‘Islam and the Performing Arts’ research team at Nijmegen University), Miriam Gazzah (postgraduate researcher at the University of Amsterdam into European Muslim youngsters and new forms of (Islamic) youth culture), Shura Lipovsky (specialist in Jewish music and dance traditions).
The debate was organised in collaboration with Kosmopolis Utrecht and TUMULT