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Invitation to Dabke Dance & Rise (Bonn)

WHAT: Dabke Dance Introduction / OneBillionRising dance rehearsal
WHEN: January 23 and 31, starting at 3 PM
WHERE: Migrapolis – House of Diversity, Brüdergasse Protected content , Protected content

Volunteers and refugees are organizing together a Dabke dance introduction and OneBillionRising dance rehearsal on January 23 and 31 at Migrapolis. Everybody is warmly welcome, women and men, young and old, refugees, new and old Bonners. If people are interested, this could lead to a regular Dabke dance group.

Dabke is a popular folk dance (line dance) in the Middle East. In the workshop, Syrian refugees will teach the basic Dabke steps to locals. In exchange, volunteers will show the choreography to the OneBillionRising song “Break the Chain”. The idea is to get to know each other, have fun and participate and rise together on Feb. 14 for peace and equality and against violence and discrimination of all kind.

OneBillionRising is a global campaign to end violence against women and girls, initiated by V-Day ( Protected content ) to raise awareness that one in three women on the planet will be raped or beaten during her lifetime, according to the United Nations. These are one billion humans. Since Protected content , activists and women groups around the world have been organizing each year from mid-February to March 8 (International Women’s Day) flash dance mobs on the street in more than Protected content , including in many German cities. The OneBillionRising Bonn dance will take place on February Protected content Day) at 3 p.m. on the Münsterplatz. Protected content