In June, the audiovisual film resulting from
the Balady project was presented. On 15 and 16th of June 2013, the final
event of the Tandem/Shaml programme was held in Berlin (Germany). The event took place
in the Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik (ZK/U) with the objective of
disseminating the results of six partnerships between European and Arab cultural professionals. To conclude the Tandem/Shaml exchange program a range of
performances, an exhibition, a concert and a round table on art in times of crisis
In Barcelona, the "Balady" film was
presented on 27 June 2013 at the Francesca Bonnemaison / "La Bonne"
Women's Cultural Centre' and on 18th of July at Cadmus Barcelona Escuela de Árabe. After the presentation participants had the
opportunity to share their impressions in a colloquium.
"Balady" is a
co-production by Donia Maher (Hassala, Cairo) and Emilie Vidal (Interarts,
Barcelona) that invites viewers to reflect, through belly dance, on the
complexity of cultures, on the relationships between men and women, on the control
which society exercises on our bodies or on the transformative power of art in a
historical moment of demand for greater freedom of the Arab people.