"Transaction" by Mitkhal Alzgair
"This is a dialogue between the images that are shown and the blurry reality. Obsessions. Between the media coverage that creates fog and illusion to give us a simple view. Transactions, an excess of images, conflict and peace. We look. Was it constructed to be destroyed? Before our very eyes? But also the song of what we have killed. Transaction is the suspended moment of an explosion, of traces of voices, bodies, cries, movements in space.
I am trying to create an installation of dead bodies, forced to move in a mechanical system. Over-exposed, the dead bodies become disincarnated instruments in the service of media power. The repulsion, horror or dread that they convey disappear in favour of the political apparatus.
In Transaction, suspended bodies construct a human panorama that embodies the absurdity of war. I would like to open up a field of experimentation on the representation of the dead body as a mirror of an eclipsed reality. Transaction calls into question choreography, which emerges here less as a composition of dancing bodies than a living installation that juxtaposes, articulates and brings together states of life and death in the same space, in the same universe."
Choreography: Mithkal Alzghair
Performers: Mithkal Alzghair, Marion Blondeau, K Goldstein, Noma Omran
Vocals creation: Noma Omran
Lighting design: Julie Valette
Visual artist: Khaled Dawa
Stage management and sound: François Chaussebourg
Costumes: Manon Denarié
Production and touring: Clémence Sormani
Project co-produced by ICI-Centre chorégraphique national de Montpellier Languedoc-Roussillon Midi-Pyrénées / Direction Christian Rizzo– as part of the Life Long Burning project supported by Culture Programme of the European Union; CND Centre national de la danse ; le Vivat – Scène conventionnée danse & théâtre d’Armentières ; l’Echangeur-CDC de Picardie ; Between two shores (Les Bancs Publics / Les Rencontres à l’échelle, Marseille – France; BOZAR, Brussels – Belgium; Dancing on the Edge (DOTE), Amsterdam – Netherlands; Globalize: Cologne international platform for dance & theatre, Cologne – Germany; Studio Emad Eddin Foundation (SEE Foundation), Sweden and D-CAF Festival, Cairo – Egypt; Shubbak Festival, London – United Kingdom); Mophradat ; Mawred ; Shubbak in partnership with the British Council ; with the support of the Caisse des Dépôts group; with the support of ARCADI Île-de-France; Fondation Ford. This production was created thanks to a Prix de Production des Jeunes Artistes de la Ressource Culturelle. With the support of Théâtre de la Ville – Paris and Théâtre Louis Aragon – Tremblay-en-France.
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