Mithkal Alzghair | Displacement
Dance about past and future and about fleeing and returning
Can you capture history in a body or in a movement? This is the question that choreographer Mithkal Alzghair asked himself when making his award-winning diptych Displacement. As Syrian and dancer he already has a lot of history on board: colonisation, conflict, war, violence and migration. With his work, Mithkal seeks a new history and new identity which is both Syrian and European, and that combines modern dance and dance traditions. In the first part of Displacement he investigates the tension between his Syrian roots and forced migration in a solo performance. In the second part he and two other dancers search for the relationship between the individual and the group, and between fleeing and returning.
"This is not a documentary about the war in Syria, this is about everything that makes a human human."
Choreography | Mithkal Alzghair
Dancers | Rami Farah, Samil Taskin and Mithkal Alzghair
Dramaturgic advice | Thibaut Kaiser
Light | Séverine Rième
Coproduction | Godsbanen (Aarhuus, Denmark), Musée de la Danse-CCN de Rennes et de Bretagne (Rennes, France), AFAC, Les Treize Arches-Scène conventionnée de Brive (France)
With the support of | Centre national de la Danse (Pantin, France), Studio Le Regard du Cygne (France), Théâtre Louis Aragon, scène conventionnée danse de Tremblay-en-France (France)