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The Smell of Musk

by Benno Voorham, Abdalla Omari 

Sept 26, 27 | 7 pm – 8 pm
National Center For Culture & Arts

Benno Voorham, Abdalla Omari

National Center For Culture & Arts

Artistic Residency



The Smell of Musk

This is a multi-media performance project between visual artist Abdalla Al Omari (Syria/Belgium)and dance artist Benno Voorham (Sweden/Netherlands).

The Smell of Musk can be characterized as a documentary performance. A work that is compelling in the way that it addresses some of the most difficult things we can speak about: the impact of war on the individual and more specifically on the lives and experiences of children.

This performance includes an artistic residency which aims to develop stories that allow dance and visual art to speak about the world we live in, in a poetic and imaginative way.


26, 27 Sept 2021 | 7 pm – 8 pm


National Center For Culture & Arts



Concept, performance: Benno Voorham, Abdalla Al Omar

Music: Nika Pasuri

Costume: Pipsa Perrin Poukka

This residency was made possible with the support of: 

Benno Voorham

Benno Voorhamis a dance artist living in Sweden since 1995. In recent years he has created productions with different groups of marginalized children: HOME with social orphans in Moldova, Ukraine and Belarus. In 1997, Benno Voorham and Sybrig Dokter has founded Lava-Dansproduktion. For more than 20 years, LAVA-Dansproduktion has been involved in numerous teaching and performance projects in Sweden and various Eastern European countries.

In many of the projects we have collaborated with dance artists, actors and physical performers. By returning regularly to many of the countries where we have been invited to bring our work to, we have built relations and collaborations with dance artists that stretch over many years.

Abdalla Al Omari

Abdalla Al Omariis a Syrian painter, performing artist and filmmaker currently living in Brussels. Most recently he has created The Vulnerability Series, depicting world leaders in highly vulnerable states, breaking their image of ultimate power.

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