Mithkal Alzghair | Transaction
Shubbak Festival of Contemporary Arab Culture

10 July | Showroom Big Space | 7.30pm | £12

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Syrian dancer and choreographer Mithkal Alzghair presents his newest creation: a meditation on the power of images from conflict situations. Performed suspended in harnesses from the ceiling, four performers from Syria and France create fragile and emotional states of active and passive bodies.

With a live soundtrack created purely by the performers’ voices, Mithkal Alzghair conjures up a delicate state of being that whispers louder than cries of pain. As the action gradually rises from the horizontal to the vertical, we are drawn towards the individual human being.

Alzghair trained in Damascus and Montpellier, having fled to France to avoid military service.

Presented by the Shubbak Festival of Contemporary Arab Culture in partnership with Hackney Showroom. Performance(s) between two shores is supported by the European Commission

Running time: 1 hour