Mazliah Choreography

Fabrice Mazliah
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Fabrice Mazliah is a choreographer and performer living in Frankfurt am Main. He studied at the National School of Athens and at the Rudra Bejart Atelier in Lausanne. As a dancer, he was part of the Nederlands Dans Theater before joining Ballett Frankfurt in 1997, transitioning into the Forsythe Company, where he danced until 2015. In his work, Mazliah is interested in understanding and renegotiating the relationship between our environment, its objects and our bodies, and its possibilities, which he explores through the combination of movement and language in the development of new forms of narrative and poetry. As a choreographer, Mazliah has created his own works, often in collaboration with other artists, for Ballet Frankfurt, Forsythe Company, DeSingel Antwerp, Pact Essen, Onassis Cultural Center Athens, and Theatre de l'Usine Geneva, among others. Mazliah was part of the collective Mamaza together with May Zarhy and Yannis Mandafounis. Currently, Mazliah is part of Work of Act, a production platform for contemporary choreographic projects in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, together with May Zarhy. He gives research and improvisation-based seminars and workshops for master programs such as C.U.P. Giessen, La Manufacture in Lausanne and P.A.R.T.S Brussels, where he is a guest choreographer and Forsythe repertory consultant. Since 2016, Mazliah has been part of the Hood Fellowship at Pact Zollverein.