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Recording: 2021-11-23 , HAU3 Hebbel am Ufer (Video © Walter Bickmann)

Tümay Kılınçel

we love 2 raqs

HAU Hebbel am Ufer (HAU3)

Production Details / Press Releases

Based on raqs shari, or oriental dance (aka “belly dance”), “we love 2 raqs” confronts and deconstructs orientalist and colonialist imagery. In this choreographic performance dancers Dina Abdelhafez, The Darvish, Lia Pavlidis, Zadiel Sasmaz, Marilyn Nova White create a collective body of raqs through their interpretation of oriental dance and divergent genres such as tribal fusion, American tribal style, fusion, voguing, baladi and contemporary dance. Kanun player Dima Dawood, percussionist Sultan Kara and singer Leila Moon accompany them with music. After the solo work and HAU co-production “Dansöz”, dancer and choreographer Tümay Kılınçel and dramaturg Berna Kurt now take their raqs collaboration further, recontextualising dance as a feminist, self-empowering practice.


TFB Nr. 1593

Cast & Credits

Artistic direction: Tümay Kılınçel
Dance, Co-Choreography: Dina Abdelhafez, The Darvish, Lia Pavlidis, Zadiel Sasmaz, Marilyn Nova White
Music: Leila Moon, Sultan Kara, Dima Dawood
Dramaturgy: Berna Kurt
Lighting design, Lighting technician: Catalina Fernandez, Raquel Rosildete
Costume, stage: Kathi Sendfeld, Merve Çelikyurt
Expert Advisor: : Nora Amin
Assistant director: Rui Wu
Make-up: Elliot Heider de Jahnsen
Production: Franziska Schmidt, Annina Birrer

Production: Tümay Kılınçel
Co-production: HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Künstlerhaus Mousonturm as part of Tanzplattform Rhein-Main, FFT Düsseldorf, Kaserne Basel
Funded by: NATIONALES PERFORMANCE NETZ Coproduction Fund for Dance, the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, Senate Department for Culture and Europe, Kunststiftung NRW, Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, NRW Landesbüro Freie Darstellende Künste, City of Frankfurt am Main – Department for Culture and Science, Hessian Ministry of Higher Education, Research, Science and the Arts, Cultural Office of the City of Düsseldorf, Expert Committee Dance & Theater Basel-City/Basel-Country.

Thanks to: Stefan Hölscher, Jasmin İhraç, Hans Unstern, Doğukan Karakuş, Kadir Amigo Memiş, Anar Imanov, Hengameh Yaghoobifarah, Malik Abdi, TSVI/Anunaku, ZULI, Antonella Mirco, Luisa Dobbrisch – Inima Fashion

HAU Hebbel am Ufer (HAU3)

Tempelhofer Ufer 10
10963 Berlin

Tickets: +49 (0)30 259 004 27

Video Documentation

The video documentation is produced on behalf of the Senate Department for Culture and Social Cohesion. The purpose of this contract is to document productions in the field of contemporary dance in Berlin. The master recordings are archived by the University Library of the Berlin University of Arts. Copies of the recordings on DVD are available for viewing exclusively in the reference collections of the following archives (at media desks in these institutions):

University Library of the Berlin University of Arts
Mediathek für Tanz und Theater des Internationalen Theaterinstituts / Mime Centrum Berlin
Inter-University Centre for Dance Berlin (HZT)

Tümay Kılınçel / Trailers and Video Documentations

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