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. His pieces provoke the collision of experiences and challenge binary views - allowing for a moment of suspension between the instants of perception and interpretation.
He is interested in combining movement with language, in developing new forms of narrativity and poetry.
Born in Geneva in 1972, Fabrice Mazliah studies dance in his hometown Geneva with Beatriz Consuelo and Alicia de La Fuente, at The National School of Athens and in the Rudra Bejart Atelier in Lausanne. He is part of the Nederlands Dans Theater in Holland before joining in 1997 the Ballett Frankfurt that transitioned into the Forsythe Company which he is part of until summer 2015.
In parallel, Fabrices produces several works of his own like Du dire au Faire (2002) (Manege d'Onex, Geneva) and HOME 2004 (ForumMeyrin, Geneva) or REMOTE VERSIONS (2003) and DOUBLE B(L)IND (2004) with the chekroun/mazliah/san martin collectif for the Ballett Frankfurt at the Bockenheimer Depot Frankfurt, P.A.D. (2007) with Ioannis Mandafounis, commissioned by the Athens Festival, the work HUE (2008) created for and with 6 other artists for the Forsythe Company showed at the Bockenheimer Depot. He creates from this a solo adaptation called HUE score -6 presented in Japan by the Goethe Institut. ZERO 2010 created with May Zarhy and Ioannis Mandafounis, which becomes eventually the collective MAMAZA, (produced by Festival Automne en Normandie, Künstlerhaus Mousonturm Frankfurt, PACT Essen, Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Les Rencontres Internationales de la Seine-Saint-Denis). They continue with their second piece COVER UP (2011), co-produced and presented among others by the Forsythe Company, DeSingel Antwerp, PACT Essen, Onassis Cultural center Athens and Theatre de l'Usine Geneva.
MAMAZA becomes associated artist at DeSingel Theater in Antwerpen in 2011/12 and creates three installation work within their residency ASINGELINE (2011), DINNER IN THE DARK (2012) and CONTEXT WITHOUT CONTENT (2012). ASINGELINE has so far been touring through Europe, Israel and Africa and been presented as well in an documentation installation format in various places.
After receiving the support from the BKS (cultural state funds) in 2012, MAMAZA becomes resident company for two seasons at the Künstlerhaus Mousonturm Frankfurt. Under this residency they create three works and for the first one decide to collaborate with the Contemporary Ensemble Nikel and create THE NIKEL PROJECT songs & poems premiering at DeSingel Theater in Antwerpen in partnership with all previous co-producers and partners as well as the Kampnagel Theater in Hamburg. As a second work within this residency They create together the social installation GARDEN STATE which was invited to the festival “Espacios Revelados” in Buenos Aires and in the frame of “Performing Architecture” at the 14. Architecture Biennale in Venice in October 2014. As a third work, together with Ioannis Mandafounis he creates another duet EIFO EFI in September 2013.
In June 2015, Fabrice creates the last evening of The Forsythe Company In Act and Thought premiering in Hellearu Dresden and LAB Frankfurt. Since then, he has been developing works in collaboration with May Zarhy, the artist group HOOD and many other colleagues. His latest works are The Manufactured Series (2018 - ongoing), a series of duets between objects and internationally renown performers, Acme of Emphasis or Telling Stories (2015) developped with and for the MD Collective from Cologne. His works travel to numerous venues and festivals internationally. Fabrice runs seminars and workshops on his artistic research and improvisation for amateurs and professionals as well as for university programs Like C.U.P. Giessen, P.A.R.T.S Brussels (where he is a guest choreographer and Forsythe repertoire adviser) and La Manufacture in Lausanne.