»Amal in Erfurt, »Dabke Community Dance« in Berlin

The production »Amal« (engl.: hope) by Medhat Aldaabal and Davide Camplani will be performed during the 6th International Dance Theatre Festival at Erfurt on the 30th September. Only a few days later, on the day of the German Unity, Medhat Aldaabal and Ali Hasan will again give a »Dabke Community Dance« workshop at the Radialsystem – with a subsequent party.

Amal Ensemble ©Eva Raduenzel

In 2016 Medhat Aldaabal together with Davide Camplani began developing the piece »Amal« after a dance workshop which was part of the »ZUHÖREN« platform organized by Sasha Waltz & Guests. The workshop was a kind of reunion between Aldaabal and his three fellow dancers, all of whom had come from Syria to Berlin. They went on to form the dance group »Amal«; and over the course of one year they developed the full-length choreography of the same name, under the leadership of Aldaabal and Davide Camplani (Sasha Waltz & Guests). Accompanied by Ali Hasan’s live percussion, they found images located between past and future. In doing so, the process of arriving in a new society repeatedly brought the dancers’ individual reflections back to the idea of hope.

After Berlin performances at the Radialsystem (2016 & 2018) and the Sophiensaelen (2017) the production will now for the first time be performed at the Theater Erfurt as part of the program of the 6th International Dance Theatre Festival Erfurt. The festival is organized every two years by the Tanztheater Erfurt e.V. and this year’s program is themed »cultural diversity«.

Medhat Aldaabal
Davide Camplani
6. Internationales Tanztheater Festival Erfurt
30. September 2018
Information and Tickets

A production by Sasha Waltz & Guests in the programm »Education & Community«.
Made in Radialsystem.
The performance is funded by the fellowship »Weltoffenes Berlin« of the Berlin Senate for Culture and Europe and in cooperation with the residency programm  »Artists at risk« of Allianz Kulturstiftung.

Dabke Medhat Aldaabal Eva Raduenzel©

Dabke Medhat Aldaabal ©Eva Raduenzel

The Berlin community can look forward to another »Dabke Community Dance« workshop with Medhat Aldaabal and Ali Hasan on a special occasion only a few days later: On the 3rd Oktober everybody who wants to join in is invited to dance Dabke together from 6 to 8 pm. And at the party afterwards with DJ SIIN the Day of German Unity can together be celebrated as a day of diversity.

Dabke-Workshop with Medhat Aldaabal and Ali Hasan
Party with DJ SIIN afterwards
3rd Oktober 2018
starting at 6 pm
Radialsystem (Saal)
free entry