Angela Aldebs (1995) is a dancer and performance artist born and based in Damascus, Syria. She has collaborated with a number of Syrian artists on contemporary dance and theatrical performances in both Damascus and Beirut.
After attending the Damascus Ballet School Aldebs went on to study for a Bachelor’s degree in Dance at the Higher Institute for Dramatic Arts in Damascus, Syria. Following her studies, Aldebs became a teaching assistant in Contemporary Dance and Ballet at the institute as well as teaching ballet to children at the Damascus Ballet School. In addition to her dance studies, Aldebs graduated with a Bachelor of Pharmacy from Damascus University in 2019.
Aldebs is currently an Artists at Risk (AR) Resident in Helsinki, Finland. Her residency is being co-hosted by AR, the Finnish National Theatre (Suomen Kansallisteatteri) and Zodiak – Center for New Dance.
For the first part of her AR-Residency, Aldebs will be co-hosted by the Finnish National Theatre to perform in Undocumented love. Directed by Jussi Lehtonen this documentary theatre project portrays a collection of true stories of refugees from around the world. Undocumented Love will premiere in early 2020 at the Finnish National Theatre in Helsinki, before beginning a tour of European cities.
Angela Aldebs is an Artists at Risk (AR) Resident at AR-Safe Haven Helsinki, co-hosted by AR, the Finnish National Theatre and Zodiak. The AR Secretariat, which administers the wider AR-Network, is generously funded by Kone Foundation. This AR-Residency is curated by Perpetuum Mobile (PM) and co-funded by the Division of Culture and Leisure of the City of Helsinki, the Finnish National Theatre and Zodiak.