Year Of Listening: Walking with Grief
On this island, we seek resonance in co-production. Our partner in this experiment, Dancing on the Edge, is an artistic platform and festival that moves between different borders, bodies, histories and (pre)conceptions. ‘Year Of Listening’ is a recalibration of the festival format, trying out a new rhythm, choosing space for process and programming in sync with the rhythm of the planetary year. The festival year opened in September 2022 with Walking with Grief, a week of listening and acting together to attend to the brokenness and loss we carry with us. We present here a small selection of the artists who shared their work. We encourage you to take a walk while you listen to them if you can.
“A walk represents our relationship to the surroundings, the way we walk is an expression of how we feel. The posture of the body becomes a monument of what we have been through, how privilege manifests itself, how injustice penetrates us and operates our bodies and movement.”
– Dina Mohamed