Dancing on the Edge Festival

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Country and Region NetherlandsSouth Holland
Type of Festival Dance
Location of Festival Rotterdam, South Holland, Netherlands
Festival Contact Information

Dancing on the Edge Foundation
Aarie Biemondstraat 107b
1054 PD Amsterdam
The Netherlands
Phone/fax: +31 (0) 20-61-80-220
Email: info@dancingontheedge.nl

Festival Description

The program consists of performances of choreographers and dance companies from the Middle East and collaborations between Dutch and Middle Eastern dance artists. In Dancing on the Edge, nine contemporary dance performances from Egypt, Palestine, Iran, Lebanon, Israel, and Syria will show Dutch audiences how a number of dance and movement artists are working in the region. In this festival, a new generation of choreographers will now pieces that reflect the issues present in the societies where they work and live. During the festival debates, lectures, workshops, introductions and public conversations with the artists, as well as networking meetings will take place.

Dancing on the Edge Festival also takes place in additional locations in the Netherlands:

Amsterdam http://kadmusarts.com/festivals/1730.html
The Hague http://kadmusarts.com/festivals/2094.html
Utrecht http://kadmusarts.com/festivals/2037.html
Groningen http://kadmusarts.com/festivals/1828.html

Festival Dates December 6 - 17, 2011
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Articles and Reviews:
  • Dutch festival rejects anti-Israel boycott, by Nathan Burstein
    (The Jerusalem Post, August 28, 2007)


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