Dance Theatre

Mesopotamian Jazz, Music, and Dance Culture Association

Dance, Theatre



15/05 – 15/12/2022

“Dance Theatre” addresses dance as a form of personal expression and stages a performance in collaboration with Kalabalindy, a well-known dance collective from Sweden with more than 20 years of experience in dance choreography. In this hybrid project blending dance with theatre, the Kalabalindy team organises online workshops and choreographies for Mesopotamian Jazz, Music, and Dance Culture Association dancers, who then impart this training to the project participants in the physical workshops held in Diyarbakır.

During the workshops, the dancers receive training in costume design, decor, choreography, dance methods, and performance dramaturgy to produce an experimental dance theatre by interpreting William Shakespeare’s comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream with swing dance techniques. The theatre welcomes audiences from all age groups to its public performances while connecting dancers and theatre lovers from Diyarbakır and Stockholm. The project also reinforces cultural diversity and social dialogue in the production process by inviting experienced trainers to teach choreography and tap dance to its participants in Istanbul and Diyarbakır.