TransDance festival resists cancellation and opens with a programme focused on Arab artists
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Open Your Bags, Please is a series of interviews where the audience is invited to participate and ask the choreographers anything they would like to know, “even if it is as simple as ‘why did you wear that costume in your last show?'” said Hafez.
In this performance this relationship is up to the audience, there may be some who only watch, thus turning themselves into spectators, or if they all watch, then I alone become the performer or the artist. But it is up to the dynamics of the audience and it is not through any choice of my own which makes it much more compelling to see.
“The central idea of the festival is to explore our bodies as sites of documentation and considering using different art forms as documents,” Adham Hafez, the director of the festival said. “Why not use a performance, a sculpture, a film or installation as a means to document?”