Thurs 6 and Fri 7 July 2017, 8pm
Displacement introduces the poignant work of Syrian dancer and choreographer Mithkal Alzghair.
“This isn’t a documentary of the Syrian war, it touches on the fundamental question of what it is to be human”
In a solo and a trio he draws attention to the human being admit the complexities of migration and war. Deconstructing Syrian traditional dances, he brings to the surface the paradox of a deeply rooted culture and its current experience of displacement.
Alzghair trained in Damascus and Montpellier, having fled to France to avoid military service. Since winning the First Prize at the Danse élargie 2016 contest, organised by the Théâtre de la Ville- Paris and the Musée de la dance-Rennes, in partnership with the Foundation d’enterprise Hermés, Displacement has toured extensively to major international festivals.
Mithkal Alzghair is a Syrian choreographer and dancer. Born in 1981, he studied in both the Higher Institute of Dramatic Art in Damascus, Syria and the National Choreographic Centre of Montpellier, France.
He has performed for several choreographers and he has recently collaborated with the Italian company In-Occula, for the European project CRACK.
He created Displacement in 2016, a solo and a trio in which he questions his legacy in a context of exile. The show won the 1st price of the international competition “Danse élargie”, organized by the Théâtre de la Ville in Paris and the Museum of Dance / CCN Rennes et de Bretagne.
Photo: Tanz im August, Dajana Lothert 2016.