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.