Akiles is a contemporary choreographer, dancer, educator and illustrator with international background based in Berlin.
Born in Iraq, his dancing career in particular brought him to various international stations, including Syria, Lebanon and Spain. He danced in companies in the Middle East and showed his own performances in collaboration with Sophiensaele, Uferstudios, Monsun Theater, Dock 11.
He was fellow of the Grant „Weltoffenes Berlin“ as well as the „Senate Research Grant“.
He has been researching and creating within contemporary dance for 17 years. Especially the expression of physical and spiritual human experience, not only but also in connection with politics is core of his work. In addition to his independent artistic work he is doing academic research with finishing a master's degree at a program of HZT (Universität der Künste und Ernst Busch Schauspielschule) in choreography.
He also leads dance and movement workshops for children, youth and adults within his civil society engagement. Especially in Berlin he works in close cooperation with Mondiale with children and young people with refugee experience.
His working path began as an illustrator and designer, which he continues to incorporate today in his choreographic projects using a wide variety of visual elements.
Excerpts from his work:
Nah dran adastudio Berlin 2021 / Soundance festival Berlin 2022
Tanztage Festival Potsdam 2021/ Ausufern Festival Berlin 2021
24 frame per second ( Nikitin Production )2020
Kaserne Basel, Wiener Festwochen, Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne
Nolimits Festival Berlin 2019
The Pain...The Pursuit...
Premier Berlin 2018 / Aussicht Festival Hamburg 2019
Frau und Herr Stift
Short sarcastic piece part of Carte blanche cabaret Berlin 2018
The Parallel side of the Road
Tanztage Festival Berlin 2017
WE HAD TO TURN ON THE LIGHT!
Contemporary spiritual Dance Lebanon 2013