Cancelled: Dani Abulhawa

Street Melt
The place soon will be published online
Eine Collage, die im Hintergrund ein Foto der Düsseldorfer Innenstadt zeigt, im Vordergrund Meereswellen und darüber eine Person in drei verschiedenen Bewegungsabläufen, die während eines Skateboardtricks entstanden sind.

Update on Street Melt by Dani Abulhawa
We would like to inform you that the project Street Melt by Dani Abulhawa will not take place as planned. We have invited the artist to develop the collaborative and process-oriented project Street Melt together with participants from the city of Düsseldorf between April and June 2024. Dani Abulhawa has joined Strike Germany's call for a boycott of German state-funded cultural institutions in solidarity with Palestine. Our invitation is still valid. We respect her decision not to realise the work at tanzhaus nrw as planned and are in dialogue with the artist.

Further information will follow.

Street Melt is a site-specific performative research project that employs skateboarding to explore the effects of climate change in Düsseldorf and which acts as platform to exchange and develop ideas for a liveable city. The project initiates a collaborative and unpredictable process. It is an invitation to gather in places around the city, to listen, to observe the flow, and to imagine the future. Skateboarding is seized as a form of dance or movement with which to reappropriate and redesign urban spaces. Street Melt combines skateboarding and contemporary dance to develop a new movement vocabulary linked to a spatial practice critique.

Dani Abulhawa has been an artist-facilitator of socially engaged and site-specific performances since 2015. Among her most recent works are Drift Tricks (public sculpture and workshops, Plymouth, UK, 2023), Skatepark Allyship (audiowalk, 2023), and Concord (dance performance, Manchester, UK,2021). Dani is a co-director at Skate Manchester which advocates for the accessibility of skateboarding for diverse people and the development of skateboarding activities and spaces. She is also among the co-founders of Accumulations, a network for experimental somatic movement practices and dance in Manchester. In response to the threats posed by the climate crisis, Dani co-founded Plant Ecology Beyond Land CIC (PEBL) with materials scientist Dr. Christian Berger. PEBL conducts research and development for seaweed farming and engages communities in the renewed aquaculture industry in Wales. Additionally, Dani Abulhawa is an ambassador for SkatePal, an organisation that builds skate parks in the West Bank and facilitates skateboarding sessions.

Supported by the Kunststiftung NRW.