Dublin Dance Festival in association with the Abbey Theatre Mithkal Alzghair


26 - 27 May 2017

Booking Information

Dates: 26 – 27 May
On the Peacock stage

Times: 6pm, Matinee Sat 2pm

Tickets: €20 full price / Conc. €17

Post Show Talk: Sat 27 May, after the 2pm show

To book for a group of 6+ call (01) 87 97 266.

How does a body react when its movement is forced or prevented?

In Displacement, Syrian dancer and choreographer Mithkal Alzghair examines the body in the context of war, migration and revolution.

Drawing from traditional Syrian folk dances, he offers a striking reflection on the experience of fleeing and the uncertainty of life in exile.

This poignant show for three dancers is defined by conflicting emotions: the hope of escape versus the anxiety of knowing that to return is impossible.

Alzghair trained in Damascus and Montpellier, having fled to France to avoid military service. In Displacement, he investigates how the folklore of his homeland has been shaped by politics, highlighting the paradox of a deeply rooted culture forced to relocate.


  • Choreographer: Mithkal Alzghair
  • Performers: Rami Farah
  • Performers: Samil Taskin
  • Performers: Mithkal Alzghair
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