Tümay Kılınçel

we love 2 raqs


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.


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: Kathi Sendfeld, Merve Çelikyurt / Expert Advisor: : Nora Amin / Photography: Ute Langkafel / Video: Katharina Seibt / Production: Franziska Schmidt, Annina Birrer


  • Current
    Wed 24.11.2021, 20:00 / HAU2
    Thu 25.11.2021, 20:00 / HAU2
    Fri 26.11.2021, 20:00 / HAU2
    Sat 27.11.2021, 20:00 / HAU2


Production: Tümay Kılınçel. Co-production: HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, 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.


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