telling stories


In his extraordinary choreographies, Fabrice Mazliah – co-founder of the collective MAMAZA and former Forsythe dancer – sets thoughts in motion. He is above all interested in transgressing boundaries and in the highly dynamic interactions that always arise when people attempt to make sense of contradictory sensations. In Telling Stories, he now challenges the inventiveness of our sense of perception in collaboration with dancers of the MichaelDouglas Kollektiv. Bodies, space and actions are in constant motion and transformation, interweaving in an artful narrative thread into a complex communicative system, in which the audience play just as important a role as the dancers themselves.


Choreography Fabrice Mazliah
Dance Douglas Bateman, Susanne Grau, Michael Maurissens, Katja Cheraneva, Adam Ster, Inma Rubio Thomas
Dramaturgical assistance May Zarhy
Music Johannes Helberger
Technical director Harry Schulz
Costume Anne Marie Miene


Watch video trailer

  Photo: Jörg Baumann

Premiere Künstlerhaus Mousonturm 18.12.2015

Further shows
19. & 20. 12.15 Künstlerhaus Mousonturm
11. & 12.03.216 PACT Zollverein

A collaboration between the MichaelDouglas Kollektiv and MAMAZA, co-produced by the Künstlerhaus Mousonturm.

Funded by Ministerium für Familie, Kinder, Jugend, Kultur und Sport des Landes NRW, Kunststiftung nrw, Kulturamt der Stadt Köln, Kulturamt der Stadt Frankfurt, Hessisches Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst
* Made possible by Tanzlabor 21 / Tanzbasis Frankfurt Rhein-Main

Supported by the NATIONALES PERFORMANCE NETZ (NPN) Coproduction Fund for Dance, which is funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media on the basis of a decision by the German Bundestag.