Tümay Kilincel, Baly Nguyen, Berna Kurt, Hiba Shammout


makingOFF#35   09.08.2018, 19h00

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Nora Amin

Performer, choreographer, author, theatre director and scholar. Fellow of the centre for Theatre of the Oppressed (Brazil, 2003), Alumni of the arts management program at John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (USA, 2004), S. Fischer guest professor (FU/Berlin 2004-2005), guest lecturer/Ford associate at Mount Holyoke College (USA, 2005), founder of The Nation-wide Egyptian Project for Theatre of the Oppressed and its Arab network (Lebanon, Sudan & Morocco), fellow of the Academy of the Arts of the World (Cologne, 2015), fellow of the International Research Centre for Interweaving Performance Cultures (FU, 2015-2016), Valeska-Gert guest professor for dance sciences (FU, 2018), visiting lecturer at the department of cultural policy (Hildesheim university, 2018), visiting lecturer at the centre for contemporary dance (Zentrum für Zeitgenössischen Tanz, Hochschule für Musik und Tanz, Köln, 2020), workshop instructor at Tanzfabrik “UnlOcking” (2019-2020), and Mentor at PAP (Performing Arts Program/Berlin-LAFT).

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We’R’Dansöz” is a research project dealing with the ‘belly dance’ which has always been a subject of orientalist approaches. But since that ‘female dance’ genre has a very different tradition in itself, it can also be a medium of self-empowerment for women. Some basic departure points of this research can be considered as the creation of an individual movement language based on belly dance technique, deconstruction of orientalist – erotic and exotic- female body images, sound improvisations based on silencing or cry -victimization or activism. Dealing with the power relations in artistic and social spheres, this collective women’s project can be medium of breaking some stereotypes and presenting a process outside the “normal” choreographic production framework.


Beim makingOFF gibt die Forschungsgruppe in „We’R’Dansöz" Einblicke in ihren Forschungsprozess und stellen Ausschnitte aus ihrem Arbeitsprozess vor, die diskutiert werden können. Alle Interessierten sind dabei herzlich eingeladen, sich mit der Gruppe über ihre Forschungsarbeiten auszutauschen.