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The Danskaravaan is a multicultural dance festival, created to help citizens with different ethnic backgrounds to get to know with each other. The Danskaravaan takes place in an authentic antique tent with mirrors and stained glass, called a spiegeltent. The spiegeltent is always set up in the centre of a multicultural neighbourhood. The festival unwinds to the following structure: the theme of every evening is a colourful non-western dance style, beginning with a workshop and followed by several performances by professional dance groups.
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Finally, the dance floor will be opened to the audience, to dance to the sound of a live orchestra, playing in the style of that particular evening. Some evenings may reveal the similarities between different dance traditions; these journeys through dance clarify that integration between cultures has occurred throughout the ages.

The Danskaravaan DVD shows videos of 22 different dance styles and the similarities between them, Among them Chhau, Pencak Silat, Kathak, Flamenco, Candomblé, Derwish, Zikr, etc.

This DVD is for sale for 15 euros, order by mail with

Some of the videos of de Danskaravaan can be seen on the educational site.