Diverse As
We Are

International Festival of Inclusive Culture
in Shanghai 2022.
DAWA is for everyone!
And everyone is welcome!



In this picture, a mixed group of men, women and children are standing in front of a white background, lifting up their right hand into a dancing position. They have different body heights and shapes, different skin tones, and are dressed in very colorful, but casual clothes suitable for dancing. In the first row is a woman sitting in a wheelchair.


Gala offers a different approach to dance. In this collective art form, Jérôme Bel’s project brings together dance professionals and amateurs of diverse backgrounds.

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This photo shows an empty room in which eight CRT televisions are set up, showing different scenes. On the white wall directly opposite is a rectangular doorway. In the center of the doorway stands a man wearing a blue shirt and black trousers, with slightly white hair, holding his arms up to his eyes. © Photo: Malte Ludwigs

Art and Signs. Deaf Culture / Hearing Culture

The exhibition Art and Signs. Deaf Culture / Hearing Culture presents art forms operating at the interface of deaf and hearing culture.

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REDO © Fotograaf Thijs Huizer


Redouan Ait Chitt, better known as REDO, is a professional dancer and speaker who travels around the world for shows workshops, lectures and competitions.

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“Diverse As We Are” International Festival of Inclusive Culture is a project within European Spaces of Culture, which aims to test and implement innovative models of collaboration in culture between European actors – EUNIC members and EU Delegations – and local partners in non-EU countries, delivering the EU strategy on international cultural relations. European Spaces of Culture is a Preparatory Action initiated by the European Parliament, implemented by EUNIC in close collaboration with the European Commission and the European External Action Service. EUNIC-European Union National Institutes for Culture – is Europe's network of national cultural institutes, with 38 members from all EU Member States and associate countries.