mirjam barakar

Contemporary Dancer, Choreographer & Instructor
Body in infinite motion

N E W S

S U F F O C A T I O N

The Palestinian occupied territory today found itself surrounded by a concrete wall. The eight meters high wall imposing itself on the landscape like a giant snake and built entirely on occupied Palestinian land. Stealing the land and the natural resources, separating people and most importantly creating a collective feeling amongst the Palestinians of “Suffocation”.

Through movement and visual we express the mental state of mind of the Palestinian people which are exposed to the wall. We point out the state of being pressed more and more against the wall, with the dealing of borders, frontiers and from the resulting losing even the freedom of breath.
 

Directing: Mohammed Alatar

Choreography & Dance: Mirjam Barakar

Dance: Tamara Odeh / Abod Abulaban / Mahmoud Hamdan / Basel Khamis / Ali Obeid

Assistant Director: Manar Altell

Camera: Abdellah Motan / Razy Mukarker

Lightning: Ahmad Salah

Production: Salim Makaker
 

Credits: Pro Helvetia / Baladi Center for Culture & Arts, Beit Jala / Al-Harah Theatre / Popular Art Center / Gesellschaft Schweiz – Palästina / Café Palestine / all our private donors

T O   T H E  V I D E O

U P  C O M I N G

11.
Nov.

Erzählnacht im Kunstmuseum Olten

Der getanzte Zauberhain / 22.00 - 0.00 Uhr


gelesen von Ines Henner
Didine Stauffer (Orientalische Perkussion)
Mirjam Barakar (Experiencing Circles)

P A S T   E V E N T S  2022

29.6.
June

Open dance class "Experiencing Circles" 18.15 - 19.15

In the frame of the exibition of Kunsthaus Olten

"Put on Your Red Shoes" (and dance the Blues)

by good weather in front of the Stadtkirche Olten

 

more information soon HERE & HERE
 

Artikle about my work in Beirut from "L'Orient le Jour" by Danielle Mallat. 
The stage has been supported by the Embassy of Switzerland to Lebanon and Syria

"je planterai un jardin pour les danseurs libanais"

Picture Gallery from the Workshop
Pic Credit by Beirut Physical Lab

6.-8.
July

#Angels

Ein Vermittlungsprojekt inspiriert des Stücks "Angels Atlas"von Christal Pite des Zürcher Balletts des Opernhaus Zürich mit Choreographien von Bettina Holzhausen, Sonja Rocha und Mirjam Sutter

An educational project inspired the piece "Angels Atlas" by Crystal Pite of the Zurich Ballet of the Zurich Opera House with choreographies by Bettina Holzhausen, Sonja Rocha and Mirjam Sutter

ZUM SPIELPLAN

Link to the picture Gallery
#Angels 6. - 8. July 2022 at Opernhaus Zürich

Pictures by Maria Cheilpoulou

11.-13.
July

Summerstage Fusion Contemporary Oriental

Dance Studio Olten

more Information soon HERE!

June 21

Mirjam Barakar have received from Pro Helvetia a 6 - week Residency the city of Ramallah.

The Residency will be from the 16. of July - 16. of August 2022 at the Popular Art Center, Ramallah

Mirjam is currently looking for dancers based in the Westbank. For more information contact HERE!

July /
August

Residency in Palestine Ramallah

hosted by Pro Helvetia Cairo & Popular Art Center Ramallah

Mirjam spricht mit Rafael von Matt über die immer noch bestehenden Schwierigkeiten der freischaffenden TänzerInnen in der Pandemie

Radio SRF 1 / 12.30 Uhr Rendez-vous

Mirjam talks to Rafael von Matt about the ongoing problematics of freelance dancers during the pandemic

20-23
August

Mittwoch, 16.12.2020

Mirjam Barakar in der Sendung Kulturplatz
with english subtitles

SENDUNG KULTURPLATZ VOM 16.12.2020