Displacement

Mithkal AlzghairDisplacement

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How does a body react when it is forced to or prevented from moving? From folk pattern to naked torsos dancing, Mithkal Alzghair’s male trio resonates with daily images and illustrates the transformation of the ‘Syrian body’ through war and migration.

Displacement looks at the conflict and contradictions between roots and exile, the necessity to leave and the anxiety of an impossible return.

 Choreography: Mithkal Alzghair
 Interpreters: Rami Farah, Shamil Taskin, Mithkal Alzghair
 Dramaturgical advice: Thibaut Kaiser
Co-productions: Godsbanen – Aarhus (Danemark)/Musée de la Danse-CCN de Rennes et de Bretagne / the foundation AFAC / Les Treize Arches-Scène conventionnée de Brive.
With the support of: Centre National de la Danse – Pantin, France, Studio Le Regard du Cygne, Théâtre Louis Aragon, scène conventionnée danse de Tremblay-en-France.

Pictures: Laura Giesdorf

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Biography

Mithkal is a Syrian-born choreographer and dancer.  He has 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 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 creates Displacement in march 2016, a solo and a trio in which he questions his identity and 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.

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