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The Nikel Project - songs & poems


The Nikel Project is a collaboration of two contemporary art ensembles: MAMAZA – a choreographers’ collective trio: Ioannis Mandafounis, Fabrice Mazliah, May Zarhy and Ensemble Nikel – a contemporary music quartet directed by Yaron Deutsch. Both ensembles join in to create a third entity: one that is neither Dance nor Music, but rather a fusion of the two.

Composing actions or choreographing sounds, the piece creates synesthetic experiences that are realized in the space. The shared work explores the meeting, transformation, and clashing of that which is invisible - the score and its manifestation on stage.

Conceived and staged by:

MAMAZA in collaboration with the Ensemble Nikel

Performed by:

Ioannis Mandafounis, Fabrice Mazliah, May Zarhy, Yaron Deutsch, Reto Staub.

Production: MAMAZA




deSingel Antwerp

Künstlerhaus Mousonturm Frankfurt

The Forsythe Company Frankfurt

Kampnagel Hamburg

PACT Zollverein Essen

Les Rencontres Chorégraphiques Internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis

Centre national de la danse Paris

Kulturstiftung des Bundes, Germany (Doppel Pass program)

With the friendly support of the Goethe Institut Israel,

Mr. Georg Blochman


28 - 29.9.2012 | deSingel International Arts Campus, Antwerp Belgium

15 - 17.2.2013 | Künstlerhaus mousonturm, Frankfurt Germany

27 - 29.5.2013 |  Rencontres Choregraphiques Internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis/CND, Paris France

31.5 - 3.6.2013 | Hellerau Festspielhaus, Dresden Germay

4 - 5.10.2013 | Kampnagel, Hamburg Germany

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