Dancing on the Edge Urgent artistic dialogues with the middle east



Night without Borders

Museum Night (2015)

Experience, listen, dance, taste, love and negotiate with us

Borders are being blurred and Europe is contemplating how far to open its doors. How hospitable are you? How far are you able to relay your boundaries? Six tables represent six encounters. Discover the world of the Back, Red, Yellow, White, Blue, and Silver table in a program full of installations, music, a continuous theater/talk show, dance, food, and ‘performative games’.

Black Table: To Oppose
The Moroccan choreographer Khalid BenGhrib explores, through Black Table, a critique of the power and appeal of the Islamic State.

19:00  Different scenes BG EXPOZAAL
20:00 Different scenes BG EXPOZAAL
21:00 – 22.05  Full performance BG EXPOZAAL
23:00 Different scenes BG EXPOZAAL

Red Table: To Love
How self-evident is love? Experience the most famous kisses in Egyptian cinema in a ‘short trip down memory lane’ by Lana El Sennaway. Or watch the miniature The Other I – a short performance – about gender and the body,  with the dancers Hazem Header and Ezzat Ismail from the NUT Dance Company (NDC), music by Claudio Curciotti and costume design by Israa Elshorbagy (Egypte).

19:00 – 02:00 Installation & short dance performance(s)

Yellow Table: To Negotiate
Is everything, everything, even my love for you a transaction? Exploring the value of money and goods within our contemporary society. An installation by Adrian Melis and a ‘performative game’ by De Hollanders and Adham Hafez Company (Egypt).

19:00 – 02:00 Installation & a performative game

White Table: To Let Go
De Brakke Grond presents the exhibition Wij twee samen (Us two together) by the Flemish illustrator Ephameron. When her father started to suffer from dementia, she initiated an exploration of the topic through her drawings. For a period of ten years she documented this illness. Engage with a labyrinth of images that slowly lose their meaning, allow yourself to be captured by a process of letting go.

19:00 – 02:00 Exhibition Wij twee samen (Us two together)

Blue Table: To Taste
Within an intimate and interactive installation, the Lebanese theater artist Lina ‘Issa explores the tongue as an area (and symbol) on which a range of flavors are able to mix, develop a conflict, and enrich one another.

19:00 – 02:00 Intimate and interactive installation

Silver Table: To Meet
Silver is Encounter. A continuous theater/talk show by Nachtgasten and guests about theater nomads and migration stories. With music of Syrian musicians and an after (dance) party.

19:30 – 20:30 Nachtgasten I: A continuous theater/talk show
20:30 – 20:50 Blue by Jol Alholo, Hannibal Saad BG RODE ZAAL
21:00 – 22:00 Nachtgasten II: A continuous theater/talk show
22:00 – 22:20 BLUE by Jol Alholo, Hannibal Saad BG RODE ZAAL
22:30 – 23:30 Nachtgasten III: A continuous theater/talk show

AFTER PARTY 00:00 – 02:00
Concert & after (dance) party by Koon Theatre Group & DJ’s