Dancing on the Edge Urgent artistic dialogues with the middle east



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Rosemary Martin - Why Theatre?!

Dancers from Arabic-speaking countries frequently travel to Western cultural contexts to engage in contemporary dance education. Their experiences of dance learning in those situations, as  documented from in-depth interviews, indicate that their position as dancers from Arabic-speaking countries as learners,  and that of dancers from Europe and North America as teachers, can be seen as extending a sense of foreign cultural hegemony within dance education practices. How does this affect their artistic choices and practices in their home environment? In other words, how can we critically reflect on international dance education? The lecture is held by Rosemary Martin as part of the Why Theatre?! Series, organized by the Theatre Science chair group of Utrecht University in collaboration with Dancing on the Edge.