MAMAZA / Ensemble Nikel
The Nikel Project – Songs & Poems

  • Fri 13.12.13 20 h
  • Sat 14.12.13 20 h

For their latest work, the dance-maker collective MAMAZA – Ioannis Mandafounis, Fabrice Mazliah and May Zarhy have teamed up with contemporary musicians from Ensemble Nikel. Both collectives shared the ambition of making a work in which dance and music meets without either entity falling into a subordinate role. ›The Nikel Project‹ is an exchange at eye level in which bodies, objects and existing realities develop a score of movements and sounds.  Playfully and humorously, the five artists bring audible images and visible sounds to merge in an entirely new and definition defying form.

The piece begins with a participatory component during which the audience gains insight into the contents and core issues of the trio’s choreographic practice through specific exercises.

Conceived and staged by: MAMAZA in collaboration with the ENSEMBLE NIKEL
Performed by: Ioannis Mandafounis, Fabrice Mazliah, May Zarhy, Yaron Deutch, Reto Staub
Technical direction: Sebastian Schackert
Costumes: Lynn Bruggeman
Production management: Johanna Milz

Production: MAMAZA
Co-production: deSingel (Antwerp), The Forsythe Company, Künstlerhaus Mousonturm (Frankfurt), Kampnagel (Hamburg), PACT Zollverein (Essen), Les Rencontres chorégraphiques internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis, Centre national de la dance (Paris)

Thanks to: Georg Blochmann
With the kind support of the Goethe Institute Israel
Supported by the German Federal Cultural Foundation (Doppelpass fund)


13. + 14.12.2013, PACT Zollverein, Essen (DE)
03. - 05.10.2013, Kampnagel, Hamburg (DE)
31.05. - 03.06.2013, Hellerau, Dresden (DE)
27. - 29.05.2013, Rencontres chorégraphiques internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis, Bagnolet (FR)
15. - 17.02.2013, Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Frankfurt am Main (DE)
28. + 29.09.2012, deSingel, Antwerpen (BE)

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