About

Fazle
Shairmahomed

Fazle Shairmahomed is a performance maker, dancer/performer, and improviser. He studied cultural and social anthropology at University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, and Middle Eastern Studies/ Arabic at University of Leiden, Leiden. Shairmahomed creates rituals of decolonization, in which he transforms his relationship with spectators, and challenges understandings of inter-sensoriality. He often refers to problematics in the politicization of his body as a Dutch Surinamese-Hindustani Muslim queer gay guy. This experienced reality creates an urgency that shapes his artistic choices. During his studies, he started with modern dance and improvisation, which brought him to Butoh, Body Weather, contemporary whirling, and other dance practices.

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