The Nikel Project - songs & poems

a collaboration of MAMAZA & Ensemble Nikel
Composing actions, choreographing sounds, The Nikel project is a collaboration of 2 contemporary art ensembles: MAMAZA – a dance makers collective and Ensemble Nikel – a contemporary music quartet. Both join into a creation of a third entity: one that never really reaches Dance, nor Music. A piece which moves the spectator – the listener – through different landscapes of experience, whose instrument is the space. The focus of the shared work is the puzzle of the visible and the invisible, the meeting, transformation and clashing of that which is invisible, the score, and its manifestation on stage.

Charging one field influences and touches the other one – a heard image, a seen sound, or maybe overall simply something to feel.

Conceived and staged by:
MAMAZA in collaboration with the ENSEMBLE NIKEL
Performed by:
Ioannis Mandafounis, Fabrice Mazliah, May Zarhy, Yaron Deutch, Reto Staub.

Production of: MAMAZA

Coproduction of:
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

Subventioned by:
Kulturstiftung des Bundes, Germany (Doppel Pass program)

With the friendly support of the Goethe Institute Israel