Project Zahira produces deeply-moving dance theater experiences, braving themes of gender, womanhood, conditioning, personal freedom, and healing; embracing the Consciousness of the Rise of the Sacred Feminine. The works emerge from co-creation.
To be a PZ dancer, another dimension is required besides being a fantastic contemporary dancer. The dancer needs to be willing to choose a process of personal and spiritual transformation, allowing one's vulnerability and authenticity to be present, inviting flow and creativity; ultimately enhancing the quality of their life and that of the choreographic work. The creative process is collaborative and based on principles of a circle of trust. Performance material is explored via dance improvisations, creativity, and writing assignments.
PZ is currently working on Reclaiming the Goddess with dancers/performers/goddesses Merel Cornet (rehearsal assistant), Maria Kuchowicz (artistic assistant), Jacqueline Back, and our newest additions Noa van Tichel and Ivana Berkhout (apprentice). Our new vocalist is Laila el Bazi and cellist Laura Roura.
During the Friese Dansdagen 2018 in the European cultural capital, PZ showed a preview, which also included dancers Djahan Manuela Mazhari Perez & Ana Portela and fado singer Merel Rumping & cellist Laia Terré.