Oklahoma International Dance Festival
In July-August 2021, Zahira taught modern dance technique and SIT in Motion at the Oklahoma International Dance Festival (OIDF) in Edmond, Oklahoma (USA). Zahira was simultaneously invited to sit on the jury for the Solocoreografico Choreography Competition hosted during OIDF.
Artist-in-Residence & Music Video | Spain
Zahira was invited to an artist-in-residence at JOYA-Air in the South of Spain, a beautifully renovated former almond blossom tree farm into a place to create art and live together with nature, respecting local ecology. Zahira spent two weeks working on Soul Famine. During her time in the residence, she also met Belgian singer-songwriter Jasper Erkens and danced in the music video for his track Both Hearts on Fire
Catharsis Holistic Healing - Palestine
In June, Zahira facilitated dance therapy (based on her method SIT in Motion) in the first Trauma Healing Conference in the Arab world in Palestine by organization Catharsis Holistic Healing, founded and directed by Ashira Prem Rachana. In collaboration with Dr. Gabor Maté and Kath Temple.
Soul Famine - performance & art | Amsterdam
An absurdist, tragicomic solo about depression. A performance created to make the invisibility of mental health issues visible. With possibility of talking post-show. With accompanying paintings inspired by the Japanese golden-repair method 'kintsukuroi.'
Photo credit: Annelies Verhelst