DBM is an international network and non for profit organization existing since 1998, that aims to facilitate artistic and cultural exchanges within the Euro-Arab Mediterranean Region and between this region with the rest of the world. DBM connects various independent artists, art professionals and organisations from the Balkans, Europe, North Africa and Middle East, working with contemporary dance and the performing arts in general and who are interested in bringing to their practices interdisciplinary and cross sectorial approaches.
DBM facilitates professional networking, communication and exchange among artists, art professionals and organisations of the region and the development of projects that enhance artistic exchange and collaboration within the region and between the region with the rest of the world. DBM also supports member-based projects that share the values of the network.
Over the past 15 years, a vast number of projects were realised under the leadership of DBM network. Among other projects, DBM has supported the creation and distribution of dozens of contemporary dance productions, training initiatives and seminars, facilitated the organisation of contemporary dance festivals and regional platforms and, above all, the meeting of hundreds of artists and art professionals of the region in a series of small and larger international DBM meetings that took place in Casablanca / Morocco (2001), Thessaloniki / Greece (2002); Lisbon / Portugal (2002), Amman / Jordan (2003, cancelled only a few days before its realization because of the outbreak of Gulf War II), Cagliari / Italy (2003); Tunis / Tunisia (2004), Gerona / Spain (2004), Istanbul /Turkey (2007), Beirut / Lebanon (2007), Barcelona / Spain (2008), El Jadida / Morocco (2008) and Istanbul / Turkey (2010).
Between 2011 and 2012, DBM passed through several structural changes that were considered deeply necessary by its members. A new organisational structure and a series of activities are being designed aimed to take advantage of the know-how already achieved in the past within the frame of the DBM network. The new DBM priorities and program of activities for the upcoming years will be announced in this website by the second half of 2013. Stay tuned!
Contact Person: Rui Silveira | firstname.lastname@example.org
Temporary office address:
Waldemarstr. 95 – Kreuzberg
10997 Berlin – Germany
DBM Board of Directors (elected on December 2008 in El Jadida / Morocco and relected on September 2010 in Istanbul / Turkey): Rui Silveira (Portugal), Zeynep Günsür (Turkey), Medie Megas (Greece), Malek Sebai (Tunisia), Brahim Sourny (Morocco), Khaled Elayyan (Palestine)
DBM Advisory Board (elected on September 2010 in Istanbul/Turkey): Karima Mansour (Egypt); Ricardo Carmona (Portugal), Filipe Viegas (Italy); António Tagliarini (Italy); Jaime Conde Salazar (Spain), Mohamed Sadek (Egypt), Adam Hafez (Egypt), Idoia Zabaleta (Spain), Alexandra Libânio (Portugal)
DBM Founders: Pascal Brunet (France), Kilina Cremona (France), Manuèle Debrinay Rizos (France), Mark Deputter (Portugal), Zeyneb Farhat (Tunisia), Nevenka Koprivsek (Slovenia), Mónica Lapa (Portugall), Jean-Marc Liverato (Spain), Albine Lombard (France), Velia Papa (Italy),Gerarda Ventura (Italy), Lahcen Zinoun (Morocco).
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