Mithkal Alzghair | France | Syria
France | Syria
23 Sep ∙ Saturday ∙ 9:30 pm
France | Syria
24 Sep ∙ Sunday ∙ 8:30 pm
Mithkal Alzghair’s solo echoes the questions surrounding the confrontation between the man and the authorities. Through a figurative, sculptural, and kinetic exploration, he portrays the body in front of a fragmented world surrounded by dominations and threats.
Physicality is his means of materializing and revealing the transformations that individuals and peoples go through because of imposed realities, capable of determining their destinies. The investigation happens between ambiguity and uncertainty, between the past and the future, between the artist’s personal narrative and the global context – because of the war in Syria, Mithkal lives as a political refugee in France.
The performer’s body focuses on the passage between two times – the past and what will come – and two places – what was and what is. Movement is a necessity and a motive for restoring the current landscape of rubble: he plays with rhythmic steps and structures, as well as with the continuous and increasing repetition of movements. Thus, he researches the limit of the body’s resistance and questions the extent to which it is possible to continue an action to adapt.
A solo of Mithkal Alzghair;
Lighting design: Philippe Gladieux;
Sound and music creation: Mohannad Nasser;
Outside looks: Gilles Amalvi, Min Kyoung Lee e Virgile Riquet;
Production and administration: Raphaël Dussauchoy;
Photo: Youssef Iskandar;
Production in Brazil: Pedro de Freitas e Adolfo Barreto / Périplo;
Co-production: La Briqueterie – CDCN du Val-de-Marne, Ballet National de Marseille, Kampnagel e Les Subsistances;
Support: DRAC Ile-de-France, Théâtre de la Ville , CNDC Angers Pays de la Loire e Baryschnikov Art Center de Nova York.
This show was developed through the program “Exile Today – Production Residencies for Artists”, an initiative of Kampnagel and the Körber-Stiftung.