Ioannis Mandafounis, Fabrice Mazliah and May Zarhy met in various contexts through The Forsythe Company and have been collaborating and developing their own distinct choreographic signatures together since 2007. Following ›ZERO‹ in spring 2010, this is their second production to be shown at PACT Zollverein. In ›Cover Up‹ the trio attempts to alter the perceived image of the body by having the audience re-examine their assumptions and impressions. From the active attribution of meaning to unconscious perception, they test the mechanisms behind creating imagery while deliberately blurring the boundaries between appearance and being.

Premiere: 02.03.2011 Frankfurt LAB (Frankfurt a.M.)

Choreography and dance: Ioannis Mandafounis, Fabrice Mazliah, May Zarhy
Production: CIE Projet 11
Co-production: The Forsythe Company, Künstlerhaus Mousonturm (Frankfurt a. Main), PACT Zollverein (Essen), Onassis Cultural Center (Athens), Théâtre de l’Usine (Geneva) and deSingel (Antwerp)

With the kind support of the Embassy of the State of Israel

This performance is supported by The National Performance Network (NPN) with funding provided by the German Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media as well as the Cultural and Arts Ministries of the Federal States.


05.07.2014, Olymp Festival, Athen (GR)
01.09.2013, Johannesburg (ZA)
31.08.2013, Johannesburg (ZA)
18.05.2013, Dampfzentrale Bern, Bern (CH)
17.05.2013, Dampfzentrale Bern, Bern (CH)
12.03.2013, Le Quartz Brest, Brest (FR)
06.02.2013, Swiss Dance Days, Kaserne Basel, Basel (CH)
07.10.2012, Seoul Performing Arts Festival, Seoul (KR)
06.10.2012, Seoul Performing Arts Festival, Seoul (KR)
24.02.2012, Staatsschauspiel Dresden, Dresden (DE)
23.02.2012, Staatsschauspiel Dresden, Dresden (DE)
24.02.2012, Tanzplattform Germany, Dresden (DE)
23.02.2012, Tanzplattform Germany, Dresden (DE)
26.03.2012, Onassis Cultural Center, Athens (GR)
25.03.2012, Onassis Cultural Center, Athens (GR)
24.03.2012, Onassis Cultural Center, Athens (GR)
23.03.2012, Onassis Cultural Center, Athens (GR)
11.02.2012, Kampnagel, Hamburg (DE)
10.02.2012, Kampnagel, Hamburg (DE)
09.02.2012, Kampnagel, Hamburg (DE)
17.09.2011, deSingel International Arts Campus, Antwerpen (BE)
16.09.2011, deSingel International Arts Campus, Antwerpen (BE)
30.04.2011, Théâtre de l’Usine, Genf (CH)
29.04.2011, Théâtre de l’Usine, Genf (CH)
28.04.2011, Théâtre de l’Usine, Genf (CH)
27.04.2011, Théâtre de l’Usine, Genf (CH)
19.03.2011, PACT Zollverein, Essen (DE)
18.03.2011, PACT Zollverein, Essen (DE)
05.03.2011, Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Frankfurt LAB, Frankfurt a. M. (DE)
04.03.2011, Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Frankfurt LAB, Frankfurt a. M. (DE)
03.03.2011, Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Frankfurt LAB, Frankfurt a. M. (DE)
02.03.2011, Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Frankfurt LAB, Frankfurt a. M. (DE)

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