Date: 18 May 2023
Venue: Chelsea Theatre
Address: 7 World’s End Place, London SW10 0DR
Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible (Contact venue for further information)
A gripping debut solo performance by dancer and choreographer, Fadi Giha, casting an unbearably intimate light on the irretrievable and hidden parts of ourselves.
An upcoming confrontation leaves a man unprepared for what he is about to experience. Forced to face his darkest depths, he is brought to his knees as he comes to reckon with the multitudes that lurk within him. What unfolds is a poignant tale of the borders between mind and body, self and other, and inside and outside.
Complicit in this encounter, we witness a soul dancing on the brink of madness, governed by the immortal desire to belong, and above all, to be accepted.
Meet the Artist
The performance will be followed by a post-performance gathering in Chelsea Theatre’s bar, with an opportunity to meet the artist.
This event is produced in partnership with Chelsea Theatre with support using public funding by Arts Council England.
Fadi Giha is a London-based contemporary dancer and choreographer. Fadi has a BA in dance from the Higher Institute of Dramatic Arts/Dance Department in Damascus, Syria. He then participated in several projects as a dancer in Syria and Lebanon and started his official choreographic career in 2017. In 2020, Fadi finished his master’s degree in Dance Knowledge, Practice, and Heritage (Choreomundus) as an Erasmus Mundus scholarship holder, during which and after, he performed his solo ‘Transit’ as a work-in-progress as part of an artist residency at DansiT- Dansekunst I Trondheim og Midt-Norge (2018), at Southbank center(2021), and as a featuring artist for Sandcastle at Kunstraum (2022).
Fadi’s choreographic language is derived from movement experiments around the emotional connection with our bodies and how they’re impacted by social constraints and constructions, body image, and self-perception. Music, improvisation, written text, collaboration, and the discipline of physical theatre are Fadi’s main methods of creation.