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Mithkal Alzghair Displacement


Mithkal Alzghair Displacement

SA 13.05.2017 20:30
SU 14.05.2017 20:30
MO 15.05.2017 20:30
TU 16.05.2017 20:30

May, the month when the kunstenfestivaldesarts is held!

After studying classical and modern dance in Damascus, Mithkal Alzghair went on to study for a masters in choreographic studies in Montpellier, leaving him unable to return to Syria, his war-torn homeland.

In Displacement, he explores the torn identity of Syrian bodies through dance and movement, from the viewpoint of the political, social and religious conditions they experience. He breaks down and rebuilds his different heritages, the body of traditional dance, the body of trance, the military body, the body in war, the body in exile, and questions their mutual connections. Migrating from an isolated figure to a group of men, Displacement traces a possible trajectory towards the other. A powerful work, caught between the desire to stay and the desire to flee.

Meet the artists after the performance on 14/05

See also Workshop

Damascus / Montpellier | Choreography: Mithkal Alzghair | Performed by: Rami Farah, Shamil Taskin, Mithkal Alzghair | Dramaturgical advice: Thibaut Kaiser | Light design: Séverine Rième | Presentation
Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Beursschouwburg | Co-production:,Godsbanen (Aarhus), Musée de la danse – Centre chorégraphique national de Rennes et de Bretagne, AFAC/Arab Fund for Arts and Culture, Les Treize Arches – Scène conventionnée de Brive | With the support of: CN D, Centre national de la danse (Pantin) in the framework of the premium residencies, Studio Le Regard du Cygne (Paris), Théâtre Louis Aragon de Tremblay-en-France, scène conventionnée pour la danse | Performance in Brussels supported by Institut français & Ambassade de France en Belgique in the framework of EXTRA | This performance was awarded the first prize at the Danse élargie 2016 contest, organized by the Théâtre de la Ville (Paris) and the Musée de la danse (Rennes), in partnership with the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès