Does your body carry memories of birth or death?
The body is the place in Between Death & Birth. Listening to stories housed in our bodies through dance, storycircles, body mapping, writing and rewriting. Through collective research into how feelings/pain move between bodies.
The two main events, taking place in Cairo and Amsterdam, require your physical presence. The week is bookended by two online events, to which you are warmly welcomed to join (free registration) from anywhere in the world. Fed by artistic research labs in both Cairo and Amsterdam Between Death & Birth is also an experiment in how two cities can be in artistic resonance with each other.
Zeinab Charafeddine and Ian Nesbitt read pieces of writing on birth, death and entanglement. With space for conversation & reflection. (120 mins)
Between Death & Birth Cairo
A performative sharing of objects, texts and questions created in the Death, Birth (& Rebirth) Lab. We will close the event by sharing a small meal together. Curated by Sara Fakhry Ismail with Halim Ramses. (240 mins)
Between Death & Birth Amsterdam
Collective performance with movement, music, storycircle and Lab traces. Shaymaa Shoukry, Dina Mohamed, Deirdre Donoghue, Ahmed Saleh. Event will conclude with a shared meal. (180 mins)
An invitation to reflect on the themes of the Between Death & Birth week in Cairo and Amsterdam.
(120 mins) Language: English