The workshop teaches the technique and joy of the traditional Lebanese Dabke dance. After a small warm up, the basic rules and movements of Dabke are learned with a short choreography. Repetitions of the movements and playing with different types of music increase the quality of the movements and the ease of dancing.
Bassam Abou Diab has a degree in theatre from the Lebanese University and is a folklore and contemporary dance artist. He has been dancing with Omar Rajeh (Maqamat) for several years. He has performed in Mushrooms and Fig Leaves, Hibr, That Part Of Heaven and Watadour. In 2010 and 2011 he participated in the intensive dance training programme Takween and in 2017 he worked with a number of choreographers. He choreographed a number of pieces in which he is also a dancer: not connected, under the flesh, of what I remember and Incontro. In addition to his theatre work, Bassam is currently touring with his creation Under the Flesh.
Bassam Abou Diab is currently artist in residence at the fabrik Potsdam as part of DiR - Dance in Residence Brandenburg.
CONTEMPORARY DABKE AM MORGEN MIT LIVE MUSIK
PERFORMANCE UNDER THE FLESH