“Our responsibility towards other people… How other people are affected by us and we are affected by them? Our existence and our freedom must be reflected by other people, they mirror us, and we discover ourselves and our creative potential through this, so we are responsible for recognizing and reflecting other peoples beings and existence as our equals. In this way we recognize our common humanity rather than treating them like objects (This creates divides). Maybe by doing this more consciously with great awareness, we can break down the divides between ourselves. By recognizing other people in this way, we confirm and uphold and remind them of their existence and freedom to create meaning in the world. Potential for change through bodily existence and conscious awareness.”
Adel Mashraqi is a 28years old Palestinian Dance Performer. His first serious performance was a theater play called Sins, directed by Fathi Abdelrahman. From there he was introduced and then directed to Contemporary dance with First Ramallah Dance Company – SRDC, performing Sandwich Labaneh 2010-2011 that was premiered in Beirut. Later performed “From Dust” 2012 direcetd by Samar King, and currently working on Ordinary Madness with Palestinian choreographer Farah Saleh. Adel took various workshops with SRDC 2010, 2011, 2012 with several international choreographers. Then took a three months contemporary dance workshop with Takween Collective in Beirut, that was established by Makamat Dance Theater directed by Omar Rajeh.
Hosted in residency in Marseille by L’Officina from March 16th to 23th 2013. Final presentation of the Miniatures Ramallah program in April 19th and 20th at the Ramallah Contemporary Dance Festival. Miniatures Ramallah associates L’Officina to Marseille-Provence 2013, European capital of culture and to Sareyyet Ramallah-First Ramallah Group and receives support from Convention Institut français – Ville de Marseille, from Direction des relations internationales du Conseil général des Bouches-du-Rhône and from Mécènes du Sud – Projet Lauréat 2013.
© Freddy Peretti