The Wind in The Olive Grove

Choreography: Saeed Hani

Music: Jakob Schumo

Costumes: Carolin Schäfer

Lighting Design: Leonardo Hidalgo


About the Choreographer

Saeed Hani, a Syrian-German dancer, choreographer, and the director of Hani Dance Company, was born in Syria and received his early training at the Higher Institute of Dramatic Arts in Damascus. After his graduation, he joined the prestigious Caracalla Dance Company in Beirut, Lebanon. In the fall of 2015, he moved to Trier, Germany and founded his company, HANI DANCE, in 2016. In his work, Hani explores concepts such as power, dynamism and the mind using tools such as nude art, contemporary dance, and visual art. Hani has worked with Battery Dance over the past three years in the context of “Dancing to Connect for Refugee Integration.” His current project, “Wind in the Olive Grove” will premiere in New York City in the Spring of 2022 as a part of Battery Dance’s collaboration with the Renate, Maria, and Hans Hofmann Trust.