Kreuzberg 4
Möckernstr. 68
10965 Berlin
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Re-Rooting (Waiting list)

Live Workshop with Nora Amin
In the frame of Sommer Tanz 2021

A workshop based on the vocabulary and technics of Raqs-Sharqi/Baladi dance from a feminist perspective. Nora Amin expands her focus on dance as a personal and political statement, by researching and choreographing a series of training sessions that aspire to decolonise what has been labeled by the west as belly dance from the voyeuristic and objectifying gaze, and reformulates it as a holistic practise of re-rooting the body/self, claiming its ownership, healing the shamed sexuality and celebrating identity, embodiment and intimate dance authorship. The workshop is open to women from all dance levels and backgrounds, especially to those who wish to experience dance as an emotional journey, and as a process of self exploration and liberation while having fun at perfecting the craft of pelvic moves.

Please note: The workshop will be held live in the studio under the measures in place at that time. If this is not possible there will be an online version in any case. Therefore, the number of participants is limited. More information about the measures will be continuously updated on the website and communicated by mail shortly before the workshop starts.

Online Event 15.07.2021, 20:00-21:30
Dance of the Prosecuted
Book presentation by Nora Amin

Nora Amin

Nora Amin is an Egyptian performer, choreographer, theatre director, author & dance instructor, living in Berlin. In her choreographic work, as well as in her writing and research, she adopts a feminist perspective and searches for personal authorships and signatures that can transform dance and performance either into a political medium of resistance, or into a field of intersectional healing. Throughout her body of work, she employs critical discourse whether to dismantle colonial patterns that are re-cycled within dance pedagogy and knowledge, or to construct an authentic choreographic language reflecting the identity’s journey through oppression, objectification and shaming. Her recent book “Dance of the Persecuted” reconstructs the history of Baladi dance in Egypt from a feminist perspective linking coloniality with capitalism and patriarchy.
Level: Open
In English
Price: 200/170€*
*Early bird until 01.07.2021
Time zone: CET