Mon 10 July 2017, 7.30pm
Syrian dancer and choreographer Mithkal Alzghair presents his newest creation: a meditation on the power of images from conflict situations.
Performed in a warehouse and suspended in harnesses from the ceiling, four performers from Syria and France create fragile and emotional states of active and passive bodies. With quiet concentration Mithkal Alzghair conjures up images that whisper so we can better hear the cries that they conceal. Using delicate suspension and counterbalances they bring back the human dimension into the numbing effect of media images.
Mithkal Alzghair’s work has toured majot international festivals. He trained in Damascus and Montpellier, having fled to France to avoid military service.
Presented in partnership with Hackney Showrooms. Performance(s) Between Two Shores is supported by the European Commission. Presented in partnership with Arcola Theatre. Performance(s) Between Two Shores is supported by the European Commission. In partnership with: Les Bancs Publics – Festival Les Rencontres à l’échelle (FR), BOZAR (BE), Dancing on the edge (NL), Globalize: Cologne platform for dance & theater (DE), SEE Foundation (SE) – D-CAF Festival (EG).
Performance(s) between Two Shores
This event is part of Performance(s) between Two Shores – a series of three new works from Arab theatre artists who are now creating in Europe. Commissioned by six partners and funded by the European Commission, these works tour internationally and develop new audiences for Arab theatre artists in Europe.
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Mithkal Alzghair is choreographer, dancer, syrian, born in 1981. He studied between the East (Higher Institute of Dramatic Art in Damascus, Syria) and the West (master of choreographic studies “ex.e.r.ce” at the national choreographic center 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 creates Displacement in march 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.