Work of Act (GbR) is a production platform for contemporary choreographic projects by Fabrice Mazliah and collaborators in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
Evolving from the former collective MAMAZA, Fabrice initiated this new structure, where he explores and develops choreographic practices in dialogue with a network of creators of various disciplines.
His projects are produced and disseminated in cooperation with local and international partner organisations and venues. In addition to stage productions, Fabrice initiates innovative exchange and mediation formats, as well as interventions in public spaces, developed for and with the residents of Frankfurt and other places around the world.
He is regularly involved in sharing his artistic practices through workshops and teaching.
Work of Act is funded by the City of Frankfurt Department of Culture and currently supported by Dachverband Tanz Deutschland with funding from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.
Fabrice Mazliah is a choreographer and performer based in Frankfurt / Main. Having
collaborated and produced works with the Forsythe Company until its closure, Fabrice
has initiated a long-term research into the embodied knowledge and heritage inscribed
into practitioners in the field. He is interested in understanding and renegotiating
the relationship between our environment, its objects, its atmospheres, and our bodies,
ourselves and its potentialities.
In his works, he regularly places the role of the receiver/perceiver in the centre of
attention and celebrates the richness of possible perspectives that can be embodied
on stage. He is interested in combining movement with language in developing new forms
of narrativity and poetry.
Work of Act is the new platform and home of Fabrice Mazliah, initially founded in collaboration with May Zarhy in 2018. The connection between Fabrice Mazliah and May Zarhy started in 2009 within the collective MAMAZA that was originally founded by Fabrice Mazliah, Ioannis Mandafounis and May Zarhy. The three choreographers met within The Forsythe Company in 2005 and thereafter, decided to start working together. In 2011-2012 MAMAZA were associated artist in deSingel theater in Antwerp Belgium. In 2012-2014 they were resident artists at Künstlerhaus Mousonturm Frankfurt (Doppelpass Fund of the German Federal Cultural Foundation). Since 2022, the organization is run by Fabrice Mazliah as project leader and Johanna Milz as manager and is currently in residency at the Künstlerhaus Mousonturm and funded by the City of Frankfurt.
Work of Act is a production platform that has evolved into a dynamic structure open to new collaborations, formats and approaches in contemporary performance, partners and organizations, such as Werkstatt, founded by in 2021. Werkstatt is a multipurpose space dedicated to develop and support the creative community around contemporary dance and performance in Frankfurt. Its aim is to facilitate artistic practice, and bring light to the crossing between art, knowledge and society.
Despite offering itself as a rehearsal space for the freelance scene, Werkstatt also facilitates workshops and events and becomes a meeting point for different communities (artists, students from various art programs in Frankfurt, Offenbach, Giessen; Joblinge and community of Danzig am Platz).