An Evening of Experimental Middle Eastern Dance's purpose is to create a space for Middle Eastern dancers and belly dancers to perform their controversial works. The concert consists of vignettes that are constructed, choreographed, and performed by a variety of dancers. The pieces, based in the Middle Eastern dance idiom, make present borders, edges, and standard representations visible by pushing past them. They also bring to light the often covered-up and neglected issues of gender roles, cultural appropriation, the ambiguity of eroticism and sexuality, the role of the audience, and stereotyping.
The EEMED 2001 video is now on DVD. Please
visit our online store to purchase
* The EEMED 2007 video is now available!
is now accepting auditions for 2008. Please see audition page.
Oct. 17-19 and Oct. 24-26 at the Electric Lodge Theatre in Venice.
For performers and tickets please see current
is an intensive workshop series in Experimental Middle Eastern
Dance. If you would like X-MED to come to your town, please
contact Amara for booking information and availability.
learn more about what X-MED is and when it will be in your area,
visit our X-MED section for details.