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Rituals of Change

This is a good moment to come together. From wherever we are. Online, yet exploring how to be present in mind and body. Acknowledging our loss and longing. Resonating body to body.

Rituals of Change is built around three participatory online workshops. Each workshop is led by a different artist whose practice relates to ritual. Ritual to reach back into the past, to mark where are we now, take stock, to draw the future towards us and imagine how to move forward.

How does it work?

The sessions take place at 8pm CET on three consecutive Thursdays (5, 12 and 19) in November 2020 and run for 60-90 mins. Material for reflection, short tasks and full instructions on what to prepare will be sent to your inbox regularly in the week before each session. Set aside a few minutes per day for this preparatory ‘work’. We view these workshops as one continuous 3 week program. All workshops are English spoken.

Join us! It will be transformative.

Update 21-12-2020: Want to see the result/traces of the workshops? Go here in our online magazine to see for each workshop!


Workshop I – Decolonizing Rituals

Writing – Moving – Ancestors 

with Fazle Shairmahomed

Daily or regular incentives 1-4 November

Online Session – Thursday 5 November 8-9:30 pm CET


Workshop II – The Good Stuff Doesn’t Sit Still

Hand Taste –  Sensing – Fermenting 

with Maureen de Jong

Daily or regular incentives 6-11 November

Online Session – Thursday 12 November 8-9:30 pm CET


Workshop III – Sense of Place 

Sacred landscapes – Listening – Deep Mapping 

with Arita Baaijens

Daily or regular incentives 13-18 November

Online Session – Thursday 19 November 8-9 pm CET


Tickets & Info

Reserve your place by filling in this registration form. We view these workshops as one continuous program. If you would like to take part but cannot attend one of the sessions, please let us know in the form.

The minimum price for the whole workshop series is that of three cups of coffee. How much that is, depends on where you live! The payment link can be found in the registration form. Your reservation will be confirmed when we receive payment. We try to make our programs as accessible as possible, but if you are able to pay more than the minimum price, we would be very grateful. It means a lot if you are able to value our work in this way.

Most importantly, we ask for commitment to this process of exploration of individual and collective ritual. Places are limited. Confirm your participation as soon as possible.



Artists – Fazle Shairmahomed, Maureen de Jong, Arita Baaijens

Curator – Natasja van ’t Westende

Creative Producer – Agnes Matthews

Marketing – Bora Sirin

Produced and initiated by Dancing on the Edge

With support of Amsterdam Fonds voor de Kunst


Dancing on the Edge is a platform that moves between different borders, bodies, histories and (pre)conceptions. It attempts to challenge singular narratives and identities in representation as well as dominant power structures and (post)colonial relations in its programming and work processes. Since 2007 Dancing on the Edge has been working in and with the performing arts sector in Europe and the Middle East and North Africa. Read more in-depth stories in our online magazine DOTE or see our website dancingontheedge.nl.

This Dancing on the Edge series is a follow-up to the Table Talks series 2019.