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With Abdallah Damra, Aїda Jamal, Lori Kharpoutlian, Mehdi Dahkan, nasa4nasa, Nermin Habib, Synda Jebali & Sara Dziri, Yara Boustany, Ziad Wallace

After its launch in 2019, the second edition of the project "Un|controlled Gestures" 2022, curated by Nedjma Hadj Benchelabi and Shaymaa Shoukry, also shows works by young choreographers and dancers from Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco, Tunisia and the Palestinian Territories. They have come together in residencies in Cairo and Berlin to develop new creations in the field of contemporary dance and its interfaces with other art forms.

Un|controlled Gestures – 2nd Edition im Goethe-Institut Kairo
Un|controlled Gestures – 2nd Edition im Goethe-Institut Kairo Goethe-Institut Kairo

The performances of the participating artists take private and collective memories as their point of departure, break open entrenched narratives and search for a new language in dance that is capable of inspiring the imagination and thus triggering a process of transformation. The pandemic deceleration and forced retreat during the development of the project forced the artists to search for new forms of expression, to experiment with them, and to incorporate them directly into the project.

Nine productions will be on view at HAU3 over three evenings as a work in progress.

The first edition in 2019 offered young dancers and choreographers from MENA countries the opportunity to create and present new performances that reflect the autonomy of the body and social control over the body in its political and economic context. The project included residencies and meetings between the artists in Rabat and Cairo, and a final presentation in Tunis in February 2020.

Un|controlled Gestures is a project of the Goethe-Institut Cairo in collaboration with HAU Hebbel am Ufer.

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