Past Artist
Baryshnikov Arts Center Resident Artist

Mithkal Alzghair

BAC Space Resident Artist

Dancer and choreographer Mithkal Alzghair (Paris, France) will begin research for a new dance performance investigating the connections between personal history and world events and questioning the concepts of destiny and personal choice, building on his body of work that explores the influence of social and political reality on traditional dances.


Mithkal Alzghair
Artist Bio

Mithkal Alzghair

Mithkal Alzghair, born 1981 in Syria, is a choreographer and dancer. After studying at the Higher Institute of Dramatic Arts in Damascus with a specialization in classical and modern dance, he completed a master’s program in choreography at the Centre Chorégraphique National de Montpellier in 2013.

Alzghair has performed for various choreographers, including Marie Brolin-Tani, May Svalholm, Xavier Le Roy, and Christophe Wavelet. He also collaborated with the Italian theater company In-Occula, and participated in Boris Charmatz’s 20 danseurs du 20ème siècle. His choreographic work Displacement, which premiered in 2016, was awarded first prize at the Concours Danse Élargie organized by the Théâtre de la Ville à Paris and the Musée de la Danse / CCN de Rennes et de Bretagne. That same year, he established his company, HEK-MA. Alzghair’s Transaction premiered in 2017 at the National Center of Dance in Pantin, France, and We are not going back premiered in 2019 at the Montpellier Dance Festival, France.

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