30 May 2019

Dance With The Seven Veils

Seven different mythical stories about veils from

30 May 2019

Seven different mythical stories about veils from different cultures. Among them are princess Draupadi from the Mahabharata, the Japanese princess Kaguya and the Inanna who had to hand in one of her veils at every gate in her journey to the underworld, and naturally Salome. These stories are intertwined with stories of women from Amsterdam West. Dans met de zeven sluiers is inspired by the famous dance from the opera Salome by Richard Strauss. Iranian composer Aftab Darvishi recreated the music and undid it from its exotic veils. Director Miranda Lakerveld gathered seven mythical stories and stories of women from Amsterdam West, and combined them in a new piece. With actresses Mouna Laroussi, Hajar Belkadda, Zulaicca Khedoe and cellist Geneviève Verhage and active community members from the Baarsjes neighbourhood: Nadia Kasmi, Khadija Alamni.

 

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