Künstler*innenhaus Mousonturm – Saal

Tue. Nov. 1 | 8 p.m.
Wed. Nov 2 | 8 p.m.
Thu. Nov. 3 | 8 p.m.

Very little language (English)

Tue. Nov. 1 Small Talk after the performance
Wed. Nov. 2 Meet the Artists after the performance
Thu. Nov. 3 | 7.30 p.m. Audience Warm-up | mit Shivā Amiri


Duration: 60 min.
Choose your ticket price: €7 / €11 / €20 / €35

Following the success of the solo Danzös, dancer and choreographer Tümay Kılınçel and dramaturge Berna Kurt continue their exploration of raqs, the so-called belly-dancing. Oriental dance, tribal fusion, American tribal style, fusion, voguing, baladi and contemporary dance – at Kılınçel’s invitation the dancers Dina Abdelhafez, The Darvish, Lia Pavlidis, Suzan Demircan and Marilyn Nova White interpret very different genres to give rise to a collective raqs body. Accompanied by a live band around the musician and producer Leila Moon, We 2 raqs deconstructs colonial imagery and recontextualizes dance as a feminist, self-empowering practice that is made visible as an art form on institutional stages.

Artistic director: Tümay Kılınçel
Performance, co-choreography: Dina Abdelhafez, The Darvish, Lia Pavlidis, Suzan Demircan, Marilyn Nova White
Musical direction, arrangement, production: Leila Moon
Percussion: Sultan Kara
Kanun: Dima Dawood
Dramaturgy: Berna Kurt
Lighting design, technical management: Catalina Fernandez
Lights: Raquel Rosildete
Costume, set: Kathi Sendfeld, Merve Çelikyurt
Consultant: Nora Amin
Make-up: Elliot de Jahnsen
Production: Franziska Schmidt, Annina Birrer


Production by Tümay Kılınçel, in co-production with the Künstler*innenhaus Mousonturm for the Tanzplattform Rhein-Main, HAU Hebbel am Ufer, FFT Düsseldorf, Kaserne Basel.
Funded by the NATIONALE PERFORMANCE NETZ for dance co-production, the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media, Senate Department for Culture and Europe, NRW Art Foundation, NRW Ministry of Culture and Science, NRW Office for the Independent Performing Arts, city of Frankfurt am Main – Department of Culture and Science, Hessian Ministry of Science and Art, Düsseldorf Cultural Department, Committee on Dance & Theater BS/BL. The guest performance is supported by the NATIONALES PERFORMANCE NETZ Guest Performance Fund for Dance funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media and the Departments of Culture and Arts of the German federal states.