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.
Fabrice in parallel produces several works of his own, and in collaboration with other artists, pieces 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 Yannis 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 in 2012 the support from the BKS (cultural state funds) 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.
Fabrice creates in June 2015 the last evening of The Forsythe Company “In Act and Thought” premiering in Hellearu Dresden and LAB Frankfurt. His latest work "Telling Stories" is created in December 2015 with and for the MD Collective from Koln. These pieces have been shown in numerous venues and Festival Internationally. Fabrice gives as well seminars, workshop and Ateliers based on research and improvisation for amateurs and professionals internationally and for Bachelor or Master 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.