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Un|Controlled Gestures

“In which ways do we inscribe ourselves in, break or transmit our heritages?” “Un|Controlled Gestures‘” third edition is looking for the traces of memory in the body and the city. Choreographers from the MENA region will question their practice of movement and dance in order to bring gestures that otherwise go unnoticed into the visibility of performing arts.

“Un|controlled Gestures” 3rd Edition | 2023-2024

Open call for choreographic projects from Arabic speaking countries


Who: Choreographers from Arabic speaking countries
Section: Performing Arts
Places: Cairo (Egypt), Berlin (Germany) and Online
Application Deadline: October 14, 2023
Results: November 13, 2023
Online Kick-Off: January 8 - 10, 2024
Residency in Cairo & Work in Progress-Showing: January 21 - February 17, 2024
Residency in Berlin & Work in Progress-Showing: 10 days between June 23 and July 20, 2024

HAU Berlin logo ©Privat Un/controlled gestures, 3rd Edition” is an initiative of the Goethe-Institut in cooperation with HAU Hebbel am Ufer Berlin, curated by Nedjma Hadj Benchelabi.


The performances of “Un/controlled gestures, 2nd Edition” took place at HAU3 in Berlin from December 15th to 17th, 2022. Here is a little insight into the project and the performances.