mirjam barakar

Contemporary Dancer, Choreographer & Instructor

Assistant Director for Operas


regular classes start at August 23. 

HERE to the schedule

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 dancers.

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Verdi - Gala am Konzerttheater Bern

mit Ausschnitten aus Otello

Regieassistenz / Abendspielleitung



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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April 21

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


Atelier Dabke with Hanna Tams

Ballsaal Bern, Brunngasse 70, 3011 Bern

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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

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

Mittwoch, 16.12.2020

Mirjam Barakar in der Sendung Kulturplatz
with english subtitles




Atelier Dabke with Hanna Tams

Théâtre Sévelin, Lausanne

14.00 - 17.00 heures

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Sternschnuppen Olten
Mirjam Barakar / Tanz
Thomas Niggli / Sitar

Hansueli Trüb / Shadows




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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