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Malika Fankha studied theatre in Zurich and contemporary dance in Salzburg (SEAD) and NYU (Tisch School of Performing Arts). She works as a dancer, choreographer, sound poet and DJ. In her performative work she aims to blur the hierarchies between genres, to collapse the threshold of binary and normative social codes such as male and female, artificial and human, intimacy and representation. Using multiple narratives with both her body and voice she spectrums the utopian and dystopian characteristics of popular media culture, posthumanism and trivia while at the same time declaring everything to be within the textual, visual and emotive space of poetry. Among others, she has been collaborating with SUPERAMAS, Tino Sehgal, Deborah Hazler and Maureen Kaegi. Her work includes co-productions with Tanzquartier Vienna, Brut, WUK, ImPulsTanz, Festwochen Wien, Sound:Frame, Tanzhaus Zürich, Art Basel, Zentrum Paul Klee, Pianofabriek Brussels, Golden Days Festival Copenhagen and Mladi Levi Festival Ljubljana.