In Act and Thought

Fabrice Mazliah

14 & 15.04.22

CN D Pantin

How can we generate movement through the act of thinking and initiate a process of reflection through the act of moving? Based on principles and strategies used in the piece In Act and Thought (2015) created for the Forsythe Company, this course proposes to experiment with ways of combining movement with language, to find new types of coordination for moving in space.

After having been a performer for the Nederlands Dans Theater, among others, Fabrice Mazliah joined the Frankfurt Ballet directed by William Forsythe, then the Forsythe Company in 2005 with whom he participated in numerous creations until 2015. He is also a choreographer, he develops his own projects alone or in collaboration with other artists: Remote versions (2003) with the chekroun/mazliah/san martin collective, ZERO (2010) and Cover Up (2011) with the MAMAZA collective, P.A.D. (2007) and Eifo Efi (2013) with Ioannis Mandafounis, In Act and Thought (2015) for the closing of the Forsythe Company, Telling Stories a version for three (2021) selected for Tanzplattform 2022. Since 2018, he has begun a series consisting of 10 Duets, each between a human and a non-human body, the most recent Duet#6 Full Body Frontal (2021) with Claire Vivianne-Sobottke. Fabrice was part of the HOOD collective, supported for two years by Pact Zollverein in Essen, he is an associate artist at the Kunstlerhaus Mousonturm in Frankfurt with his company Work of Act and develops internationally many work modules and artist encounters.