Dancing on the Edge Urgent artistic dialogues with the middle east



Camillo 2.0

Farin Zahedi, Adham Hafez, Neveen Allouba, Ahmed el Attar

An exchange with University of Utrecht and Performing Studies International (PSi).

Dancing on the Edge contributed to the Performing Studies International (PSi) conference Camillo 2.0 and related events which took place in May 2011. The conference and events were an initiative of Theatre Studies at Utrecht University and Festival aan de Werf, in cooperation with the Faculty of Theatre at the Utrecht School for the Arts (HKU).

Dancing on the Edge contributed to a wider international view of the PSi by inviting a number of prominent people in the performing arts field in the Middle Eastern region to the Netherlands in order to take part. They are:
Dr. Farin Zahedi (Iran) – Professor at the University of Tehran in Iran, Faculty of Fine Arts, School of Drama & Music.
Adham Hafez (Egypt) – Founder and program director of HaRaKa, lecturer in performance theory at the American University in Cairo, director Cairography.
Dr. Neveen Allouba (Egypt)– Professor of Voice at Cairo Conservatoire, the Academy of Arts, and the American University in Cairo, and founder of the Voice Department at Alexandria University’s Faculty of Education.
Ahmed el Attar (Egypt) via Skype – Independent theatre director, translator and playwright, who lives in Cairo and works in the Middle East and Europe. He is the founder and artistic director of the Temple Independent Theatre Company in Egypt and the founder and managing director of the Studio Emad Eddin Foundation.

The events that Dancing on the Edge and guests participated in:
Round Table 28 May: Re-Considering Inter- and Intra
Discussions with the Board of PSi on future collaborations
Seminar 31 May – Broadening International Exchange in Performance Studies

The financial support of Stichting DOEN and the Anna Lindh Foundation have made the above programs possible.