Syria / France | Presented in association with the Abbey Theatre. Irish Premiere.
In Displacement, Syrian dancer and choreographer Mithkal Alzghair examines the body in the context of war, migration and revolution. Drawing from traditional Syrian folk dances, he offers a striking reflection on the experience of fleeing and the uncertainty of life in exile.
This poignant show for three dancers is defined by conflicting emotions: the hope of escape versus the anxiety of knowing that to return is impossible. Alzghair trained in Damascus and Montpellier, having fled to France to avoid military service. In Displacement, he investigates how the folklore of his homeland has been shaped by politics, highlighting the paradox of a deeply rooted culture forced to relocate.
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Choreographer: Mithkal Alzghair
Performers: Rami Farah, Shamil Taskin, Mithkal Alzghair
Dramaturgical advice: Thibaut Kaiser
Lighting designer: Séverine Rième
Co-producers: Godsbanen – Aarhus, Musée de la Danse-CCN de Rennes et de Bretagne, la fondation AFAC, Les Treize Arches-Scène conventionnée de Brive.