AW: December Meeting

Hi dears,
finally i can answer to all of you, from march on I get suddenly involved in different projects and I didn’t have so much time left! But I continously thought about the Medencounter and how to develop it.
First to Rui: I confirm you to be able to come in December.
Good to invite a dramaturg and a philosopher, to spend the morning with themes but also for feedbacks in general. I just don’t understand if you Rui already have some specific persons to invite or if you are asking to us who we would like to invite. I have the same questions concerning the others participants.

So, let’s work to arrive to the next meeting with a clear starting point or projects.
Since we don’t have so much days to work there, I would think to avoid morning presentation of our work, we can spend this during late evening or at night. Anyway, as we said in february, I feel necessary to have a space/room organized with dvd player, pc, table, books, stereo, etc… , a space where we can share ideas at any time of the day. I would be excited
to create a “group performance/project” where each one of us can insert his own ideas/body but I can see this difficult for many reasons. Maybe I’m wrong, unless we find a clever idea.
If we work in groups, I think the best is that we decide with who to work, also indipendently from the groups we had in february. But I also consider that maybe we want to continue some ideas that rized up in february.

Actually, I would like to continue to work with Karima, maybe touching the same ideas we had find out but also differently. It was a pitty that we didn’t have time to discuss our research with all of you guys/girls (and I think it wasn’t so clear in the last presentation!). If others participants are invited, It will be nice to open the “small groups” to themes, maybe during the afternoon, announcing the themathics of the workshop in advance and saying what the we are going to research.
Let’s propose themathics and way of work in those months before december, it will be useful also for all of us, if somebody wants to change and join another group.
This is my propositions, what do you think?

Hope to hear from you soon guys & girls
Greetings from Andrea (Fagarazzi)

P.S.If you are interested, I will send you few words concerning the work that we have (Karima, Noora and me) developed in February.


AW: Meeting in December

Hello Everybody,

I'm glad that I will be seeing you and will have the chance to work with you once again. Greetings from İstanbul.
The working process to me can be with groups again or couples. The idea of working together with the whole group is also exciting but it may be inefficient since we're many but we can practice that each one of us choreographs one day from morning till evening and makes a piece at the end of the day like in a choreography workshop.
Also the idea of inviting a dramaturge and a philosopher is great . I know the importance of getting suggestions from a dramaturg in a choreography process if we're heading forward for creating a piece altogether. Actually this is a question or maybe we'll find out about it in Girona.

Morning talks with the philosopher would be good or maybe just after lunch like this we can have the time to digest. Knowing Girona L'Animal this fantastic place! to go to lunch takes time either by car or a long walk through the woods. It can be good to cook there some of the days.

If we decide working in couples I'd like to work with Masu. I guess the agenda will proceed after everybodies say.

Have a nice rest of the summer,

P.S: By the way I have met Carlos in istanbul. Never worked with him but saw the solo he did on a friend and I liked it only that it felt a little long towards the end.


Meeting in December

Dear all,
Greetings from Barcelona.
I hope you're all doing very well.
Here, everything is going well, there are happening some changes (good and bad ones) inside our organization, and we’re going through a “reinvention” process. Will let you know in December.
As you all know we’re having our next encounter on December 10th until 16th in L’Animal a L’Esquena, Celrá Girona. I got a confirmation from most all of you for these dates, but there are still some people’s confirmations missing... That’s the case of Andrea (Fagarazzi), Karima, Noora, Florent ... please confirm us your availability for our next encounter in December. We need to know it... time is running. Thank you!
Concerning our encounter in December, we would like each one of you to tell us how would you like the next encounter to be (activities, etc.) because we want you to be the ones who decide how this next encounter will be... so please tell us:

We would like that these encounters turn into a rich research, experimentation and exchange space for all of you...
What kind of activities you would like to develop during the encounter?
Does it make sense to you the working groups?
If yes, would you like to keep working with the same people you worked in February? If not, how you think we should be organized ?
We’re thinking on inviting new people (participants) and two persons (dramaturge, philosophers, artists, etc) to accompany and give feedback to the artistic work/research the group (our groups) will develop during this project. Do you have some suggestions of people that you would like to work in this context?
Or you think this doesn’t make sense?

I’m looking forward to hear from you... .
Your contributions will be very important.
So please tell us about your thoughts in order to make of them what will be our next encounter...

Warmest regards,



DBM MEDITERRANEAN DANCE MEETING in Beirut, Lebanon | from 9 till 11 November 2007

Organized by DBM, in collaboration with Maqamat Theatre Dance, with the support of the Anna Lindh Euro-Mediterranean Foundation for the Dialogue between Cultures (ALF).


» Conference “Opportunities for the development of Contemporary Dance in the Middle East and its artistic, social and civic implications”;

» Conference about the Mediterranean Dance Map project by DBM, in the presence of collaborating researchers and dance critics from the Mediterranean Region;

» Contemporary dance workshops;

» Artists’ Residencies;

» Dance Platform of Contemporary Dance from the Middle East.

Programme coming soon… please check the DBM - Mediterranean Dance Network Website