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On The Other Side of Being, Is a dance performance which challenges the way Tanzanian society portrays people with mental illness. The dance shows how it would be to be on the other side of your being, where you cannot be in control of your mind, your body and your thoughts. The piece also explores the differences between the condition of being in control of your body and thoughts and the condition of being out of this control.

Concept-choreography and performance by: Samwel Japhet
Music by: Andy Cowton & Michael Edragon
Duration: 15 minutes

This work has been performed and presented in various festival at the Let’s Dance International Fronties November 2020 in the UK, TanzTangente Dance Festival February 2020 in Berlin, Germany with the support from the Goethe Insititut, 세종국제무용제, Sejong International Dance Festival October 2019 South Korea, My Body My Space Public Arts Festival March 2019 in South Africa, with the support from the Pro Helvetia Johannesburg and Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation through the Ant Mobility funding programme.