danya hammoud

danya hammoud
photo by ben dowden_swsu jerwood studio

Born in Beirut, Danya received a B.A. in Theatre from the Institute of Fine Arts, at the Lebanese University, Beirut 2003. She has participated as an actress and dancer with several Lebanese directors. In 2005 she attended CNDC, the Superior School of contemporary Dance, (directed by Emmanuelle Hyunh) Angers-France, where she started developing short performances and performed in “My country music”, a dance piece by the American choreographer Deborah Hay.
In 2010 she acquired a Masters degree in Dance Research and Studies from the Paris8 University, France, on the subject of danced autobiographies, and their impact on the transformation of the contemporary artist’s figure.
She is currently following a four-year seminar (2011-2014) on choreographic and compositional processes, directed by Jonathan Burrows at Sadler’s Wells Theatre, London.
Her work includes: “Meen el battal?” (Who’s the hero?) a dance solo, produced by the Young Arab Theatre Fund, presented during BIPOD Festival, Beirut 2007, and the “CRT- short formats” dance festival, Milan, Italy, 2007. “F.A.Q.” a duo with Antonio Tagliarini, part of the “Sites of imagination” project, produced by Carovana (Italy) and Alkantara (Portugal), presented in Spain, Italy, Portugal, Slovenia and France in 2007. She was invited to create a short performance in the frame of Miniatures project initiated by L’officina (France), where she created “S’approcher” a dance solo, presented in Casablanca (Moroco), Marseille, Aubagne, (France), Barcelona (Spain), Terni and Florence (Italy), and in Beirut between 2010 and 2013. And “Mahalli”, a Dance solo, co-produced by CNDC (Angers, France) and Cocoondance (Germany) in 2011, presented in Germany 2011, in France at the Montpellier dance Festival (Montpellier) 2012, Dansem Festival (Marseille) 2012, Festival Danses d’ailleurs (Caen) 2013, festival Rencontrers Choregraphiques de Seine-Saint-Denis (Paris) 2013, June Events (Paris) 2013, and in London at the Shubbak festival 2013, and in Beirut 2013.
She is a co-founder of Zoukak Theatre Company and cultural association.