Tanween is an ensemble of several theatre practitioners that was established in 2009 in Damascus, aiming at producing plays, organising festivals and networking. Tanween organised Damascus Contemporary Dance Platform (DCDP), but then had to discontinue in 2011 due to the Syrian war. In 2013, Tanween launched again in Germany. The company has presented several productions including choreography, text-based theatre, installation and community theatre in English and German languages. Members of Tanween company are also engaged in academia (including teaching and publishing in academic journals), workshops and cultural administration.