Justus-Liebig-Universität GießenInstitut für Angewandte Theaterwissenschaft



The project Dansöz aims to locate ‘oriental dance(s)’ as a serious dance genre in the Western European art landscape and to develop an artistic positioning to it. The ‘belly dance’ is its central motif, including, among other things, the orientalist, eroticized and exoticized image of women and its detoxification from a feminist perspective. The aim is to create a space and a language of self-empowerment based on the ‘belly dance’ style and to bring it to the agenda of the dance scene as a ‘serious’ and/or ‘artistic’ and emancipated dance genre.

Artistic Direction & Performance: Tümay Kılınçel
Dramaturgy: Berna Kurt
Outside Eye: Sherin Hegazy
Light Design: Camilla Vetters
Musik: Ya Tosiba
Live Musik: Leila Moon
Technical director: Jost von Harleßem
production: Eva Kern (produktionsDOCK)

Treibstoff Theatertage Basel, Kaserne Basel
Thursday, 29th August 2019, 7pm Premiere
Saturday, 31st August 2019, 9pm
Sunday, 1st September 2019, 5pm