May 15, Ethiopian dance
The Iraqi poet Al Galidi opened the first independent Danskaravaan, reading poems from his volume ‘The Bicycle, the Woman and Love’, also introducing the world movie premiere of ‘Dances of Ecstasy’ by the Australian filmmaker Michelle Mahrer. In the evening the audience enjoyed the effervescent performance of dancer/singer Minyeshu and her Chewata band.
May 17, Indian and Indonesian Martial Arts
Manisha Bhargava conducted a Chhau workshop, followed by a Pencak silat workshop, provided by Charles Renoult. In the evening Manisha performed two Chhau dances, respectively about the goddess Durga and Brahma. Renoult then visualised the cardinal points, after which he and Manisha danced a modern duet to Indian music. The singer Dyzack, from The Hague, ended the evening, joined by Droeh Nanku and his musicians.