mirjam barakar

Contemporary Dancer, Choreographer & Instructor

Assistant Director for Operas


June 21

Mirjam Barakar have received from Pro Helvetia a 6 - week Residency the city of Ramallah for the year 2022 to develop a dance piece with Palestinian.

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Verdi - Gala am Konzerttheater Bern

mit Ausschnitten aus Otello

Regieassistenz / Abendspielleitung

April 21

Mirjam Barakar have received a work grant from the city of Zürich to work on her solopiece "Entre Deux"



Summerstage @ Tanzwerk 101 / Zürich

Oriental Dance beginners: 18.30 - 19.50 h

Jazz Dance all levels: 20.00 - 21.20 h

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These times are very challenging for us artists on many levels. Since more than one year we are more or less blocked. For us artists signify work nutriment and we have to take care on ourselves to stay upright and keep on looking forward to start work again as soon as the situation allows. In this state of imposed immobility it is fundamental to stay in movement to have a sense of staying alive as an artist. Therefor I organized a rehearsal room to start with 2 dancers, who have a strong background in Oriental Dance, with a research on contemporary veil. During the month of march in a short timeframe on 3 sessions of 8 hours we studied on different possibilities of using the veil in a contemporary arrangement. I'm happy to share with you an insight of this work in progress. A big thank you goes to the two dancers Marion Novet and Schirin Ghazivakili

for their commitment and trust in me to start using the veil in different manner. Credits goes to the beloved Tanzhaus Zürich for being still a place with a possibility to work and to Nico Aebi for filming.

 To the video

Mittwoch, 16.12.2020

Mirjam Barakar in der Sendung Kulturplatz
with english subtitles


Sternschnuppen Olten
Mirjam Barakar / Tanz
Thomas Niggli / Sitar

Hansueli Trüb / Shadows



Atelier Dabke with Hanna Tams

Ballsaal Bern, Brunngasse 70, 3011 Bern

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2. - 6.


Summerdance Special 2021

with Mirjam Barakar (CH) / Hanna Tams (PS)

live Percussion: Kamal Essahbi & Taoufiq Essahbi (MA)

18.30 - 20.00 Fusion Contemporary Dabke

20.00 - 21.00 Palestinian Dabke Workshop

more Information & registration: HERE


Café Palestine / Gesellschaft Schweiz - Palästina

Tournée Dabke - Workshop with Hanna Tams

Sa, 31. Juli 2021: Ballsaal, Bern

Sa, 7. August 2021: Théâtre Sévelin, Lausanne

So, 8. August 2021: Génève



Atelier Dabke with Hanna Tams

Théâtre Sévelin, Lausanne

14.00 - 17.00 heures

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Mirjam becomes part of the teaching team for the first
professional contemporary dance education program in Palestine. More information to come

Artistic direction: Royston Maldoom

Bethlehem / Palestine



Summerstage Contemporary

Dance Studio Olten by Ursula Berger

Do, 12.8.2021 / 20.05 - 21.35 Uhr

Fr, 13.8.21 / 18.30 - 20.00 Uhr

Sa, 14.8.21 / 17.30 - 19.00 Uhr

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New Video online: Show Reel Mirjam 2018/19

New Pictures of Mirjam's work for Douban Dance Company you find HERE


Teaser Mirjam's work for Douban Dance Company online