Alienation is a solo performance performed and choreographed by me. Alienation is about feeling alienated and isolated from society.
Growing up in a small town I was confronted with racism and strong feelings of not belonging. Alienation is created out of these feelings.
For the solo, I won the jury prize in the international choreography competition Make Your Move and the title as “Talent of the year 2013.”
The jury selected the works out of the criteria: 1) unique idea 2) composition 3) communication – how the choreographers translated their ideas into performance
About my choreography, the jury said: “We found that this performance deserves a first prize because it’s an organic work that builds tension through simple repetitions, the stunning choice of music and gesture that is combined with a striking ending which was great.”
The Jury consisted of Meher Awachri (Tunisia), Dalia El Abd (Egypt), Ahmed El Attar (Egypt), Andreas Constantinou (Cyprus), Randi Abdin (Jordan), T-Love (Denmark).
After I participated in the competition, I developed and extended the choreography. The video above is from an open stage event called “Loona Night” at Dansehallerne in Copenhagen. It is the most updated version of Alienation.
Photo by: Celine Haakon