Mahalli

In this dance solo, it is a question of a figure, a body as a moving mass, taken within dense spaces of folds and circles. In this space, deprived of escape points, time seems full. The opposite of this figure and order. Because of the pain and the surrounding danger, this figure is constrained in order to survive, to play power.
In this work, my relation to space is a relation to territory. By instinct of survival, this figure wants to conserve her territory, before even thinking about acting against the threatening exterior forces. Like an animal, she leaves her territory only in order to reposition herself. In her displacement, there is a heavy reservation an interiorised anger, a mediated one.
This figure has the power of a female and the pride of a woman.
In the course of this project, the body was considered at once as the tool and as the material that this tool works and moulds. Before presenting movements and ideas, I attempt to present a body, which happen to be mine. Because my territory is first and foremost my body.

 

Presentation dates and locations:

Festival Into the field, Bonn, Germany - November 2011
Festival Montpellier Dance, France - June 2012
Festival Dansem (Marseille), France - November 2012
Shams Theate. Beirut, Lebanon - February 2013
Festival danses d’ailleurs (Caen), France - March 2013
Festival Rencontres Chorégraphiques de Seine-Saint-Denis (Paris), France - June 2013
Festival June events (Paris), France - June 2013
Shubback festival, London, U.K. - June 2013

Mahalli
Production Year: 
2011
Play's Language: 
Arabic
Duration: 
0:30
Director(s): 
Danya Hammoud
Assistant Director(s): 
Junaid Sarrieddeen
Credits: 

Choreographed and performed by: Danya Hammoud

Sound design by: Cristian Sotomayor and Danya Hammoud

Light design by: Riccardo Clementi

Costume design by: Wafa Aoun

Assistant: Junaid Sarrieddeen

Produced by: CNDC, Centre National de Danse Contemporaine (France), Cocoon Dance/Teatre Im Balsaal, Germany, and Zoukak.

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