Malika Fankha studied theatre in Zurich and contemporary dance in Salzburg (SEAD) and NYU (Tisch School of Performing Arts). She works internationally as a dancer, choreographer, poet and DJ. Her performative work 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 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, Valérie Reding, Saar Magal and Maureen Kaegi. Her 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 MAL&CIAGA (DJ pseudonym)