About

Malika Fankha studied theatre in Zurich and contemporary dance in Salzburg (SEAD) and NYU (Tisch School of Performing Arts) and works internationally as a dancer, choreographer, poet and DJ. Fankha’s performative work aims to blur the hierarchies between genres, to collapse the threshold of binary and normative social codes such as artifice and nature, intimacy and representation. Shifting seemlessly between multiple narratives it spectrums the utopian and dystopian characteristics of online narcissism, posthuman fantasies and disconcerting trivia while at the same time declaring everything to be within the textual, visual and emotive space of poetry.  Co-production and residency partners include Tanzquartier Vienna, Brut, WUK, ImPulsTanz, Festwochen Wien, Sound:Frame, Tanzhaus Zürich, Dampfzentrale Bern, Art Basel, Zentrum Paul Klee, Pianofabriek Brussels, workspacebrussels, Kaaitheater, CAMPO Ghent, BUDA Kortrijk, Cullberg Ballet Stockholm, Life Long Burning, Golden Days Festival Copenhagen, Mladi Levi Festival Ljubljana, Swissnex and Counterpulse San Francisco.

 

Fankha’s Alter Egos:

Dark Euphoria (music project) and MALENCIAGA (DJ persona)