SPIRITUAL CONTEMPORARY DANCE

LAB I

WE HAVE TO TURN ON THE LIGHTS !!

June 2013

Beirut - Lebanon 
Zuqaq - Mansion 

The performance is an adaptation of Yousef Idrees’s renowned story  “Did you really have to turn the light on Li Li?”
A dance lab on Sufism. The performance is part of a thesis on spiritual in the modern world and how it is projected in contemporary dance.

 

When you do not see around you it does not necessarily imply you are in the dark but that you are not looking towards the light. For your inner glare suffices your self-admiration. Up until this inevitable moment in time that we all encounter crosses your life when you start to see the truth of what is beyond and all light becomes that and nothing else but that. You become such as butterflies that burn by their own passion for that light is one which we know not how to resist.                                                                                                                          As a man of God is considered a representative of the nature of faith, chastity and morality moreover a representation of the Divinity itself to the point piety, austerity and the renunciations of all desires summed up becomes fated to anyone who as much as thinks of assuming such a disposition.  Likewise the writer addresses the personality of the Imam of Al-Batiniyah mosque encircling it with a thousand lit candles, dropping a tough burning spot light on it that sends fire running into your limbs whenever you approach it seeking some warmth.  Amid all this appears beautiful tempting “Li Li”, pretty to the point the Sheikh’s eyes fail all his attempts trying to look away. A whole life opens up before him-one which he never knew, together with a thousand dormant questions within him, those which he never dared visit not even out of curiosity.  Sheikh Abdel Aal takes us on a journey of his sinful conflict between a man’s instincts vs. the asceticism of a hermit roaming the kingdom of God. 
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SPIRITUAL CONTEMPORARY DANCE

LAB II

The Parallel Side of the Road

Sophiensaele - Tanztage, 2017

Akiles theoretically and practically examines present day religious rituals and their dance practices and combines contemporary dance and spirituality. Even his own experiences as a refugee during the past four years ow into the project.

Choreography, Performance, Costume, Stage Akiles Music Saad Thamer

The Parallel Side of the Road

Sophiensaele - Tanztage, 2017

Akiles theoretically and practically examines present day religious rituals and their dance practices and combines contemporary dance and spirituality. Even his own experiences as a refugee during the past four years ow into the project.

Choreography, Performance, Costume, Stage Akiles Music Saad Thamer

The Parallel Side of the Road

Sophiensaele - Tanztage, 2017

Akiles theoretically and practically examines present day religious rituals and their dance practices and combines contemporary dance and spirituality. Even his own experiences as a refugee during the past four years ow into the project.

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Choreography, Performance, Costume, Stage Akiles Music Saad Thamer

The Parallel Side of the Road

Sophiensaele - Tanztage, 2017

Akiles theoretically and practically examines present day religious rituals and their dance practices and combines contemporary dance and spirituality. Even his own experiences as a refugee during the past four years ow into the project.

Choreography, Performance, Costume, Stage Akiles Music Saad Thamer

The Parallel Side of the Road

Sophiensaele - Tanztage, 2017

Akiles theoretically and practically examines present day religious rituals and their dance practices and combines contemporary dance and spirituality. Even his own experiences as a refugee during the past four years ow into the project.

Choreography, Performance, Costume, Stage Akiles Music Saad Thamer

The Parallel Side of the Road

Sophiensaele - Tanztage, 2017

Akiles theoretically and practically examines present day religious rituals and their dance practices and combines contemporary dance and spirituality. Even his own experiences as a refugee during the past four years ow into the project.


Choreography, Performance, Costume, Stage Akiles
Music Saad Thamer

The Pain...The Pursuit

Uferstudios / Weltoffenes Berlin 
2018


Whether visceral or somatic, whether throbbing, burning, dull or stinging, gnawing and capturing everything, or as a quiet basic note of everyday life: we all know pain. This complex sensory perception, which occurs due to a physical or mental injury, throws us back to the loneliness of our existence. In light of a personal experience as a dancer suffering from pain and disease related to his physique after undergoing the shocking diagnosis with MS Multiple Sclerosis , Akiles began to think more of his career as the two
are closely related to each other. Confronted with the company of agonising ache and vulnerability to endure for entire days and nights, he realises it is a must to step into the challenge. Despite the resident pain that doesn’t leave, he was lead to continue dancing, moving and creating thus attempting to sublime spiritually. There is no point waiting for the pain to stop as it is not going to stop on its own, it is bound by one’s own re ection; the resolution was learning to dance the pain out.

Dance & Choreography Muhamed Al-Agaili (Akiles) In collaboration with: Lea Martini Sound Nils Plambeck
Clandestin Song Ibrahim Maalouf
Production assistance & „The death Monologue Poem“ Sirine Malas

Made possible by the funding of Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa des Landes Berlin in the frame of the Fellowship Program „Weltoffenes Berlin“.

Uferstudios
Weltoffenes Berlin
 2018

Whether visceral or somatic, whether throbbing, burning, dull or stinging, gnawing and capturing everything, or as a quiet basic note of everyday life: we all know pain. This complex sensory perception, which occurs due to a physical or mental injury, throws us back to the loneliness of our existence. In light of a personal experience as a dancer suffering from pain and disease related to his physique after undergoing the shocking diagnosis with MS Multiple Sclerosis , Akiles began to think more of his career as the two
are closely related to each other. Confronted with the company of agonising ache and vulnerability to endure for entire days and nights, he realises it is a must to step into the challenge. Despite the resident pain that doesn’t leave, he was lead to continue dancing, moving and creating thus attempting to sublime spiritually. There is no point waiting for the pain to stop as it is not going to stop on its own, it is bound by one’s own rejection; the resolution was learning to dance the pain out.


Dance & Choreography Muhamed Al-Agaili (Akiles)
Sound Nils Plambeck Clandestin Song Ibrahim Maalouf
Production assistance & „The death Monologue Poem“ Sirine Malas

Made possible by the funding of Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa des Landes Berlin in the frame of the Fellowship Program „Weltoffenes Berlin“.

Uferstudios
Weltoffenes Berlin
 2018

Whether visceral or somatic, whether throbbing, burning, dull or stinging, gnawing and capturing everything, or as a quiet basic note of everyday life: we all know pain. This complex sensory perception, which occurs due to a physical or mental injury, throws us back to the loneliness of our existence. In light of a personal experience as a dancer suffering from pain and disease related to his physique after undergoing the shocking diagnosis with MS Multiple Sclerosis , Akiles began to think more of his career as the two
are closely related to each other. Confronted with the company of agonising ache and vulnerability to endure for entire days and nights, he realises it is a must to step into the challenge. Despite the resident pain that doesn’t leave, he was lead to continue dancing, moving and creating thus attempting to sublime spiritually. There is no point waiting for the pain to stop as it is not going to stop on its own, it is bound by one’s own rejection; the resolution was learning to dance the pain out.


Dance & Choreography Muhamed Al-Agaili (Akiles)
Sound Nils Plambeck Clandestin Song Ibrahim Maalouf
Production assistance & „The death Monologue Poem“ Sirine Malas

Made possible by the funding of Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa des Landes Berlin in the frame of the Fellowship Program „Weltoffenes Berlin“.

Uferstudios
Weltoffenes Berlin
 2018

Whether visceral or somatic, whether throbbing, burning, dull or stinging, gnawing and capturing everything, or as a quiet basic note of everyday life: we all know pain. This complex sensory perception, which occurs due to a physical or mental injury, throws us back to the loneliness of our existence. In light of a personal experience as a dancer suffering from pain and disease related to his physique after undergoing the shocking diagnosis with MS Multiple Sclerosis , Akiles began to think more of his career as the two
are closely related to each other. Confronted with the company of agonising ache and vulnerability to endure for entire days and nights, he realises it is a must to step into the challenge. Despite the resident pain that doesn’t leave, he was lead to continue dancing, moving and creating thus attempting to sublime spiritually. There is no point waiting for the pain to stop as it is not going to stop on its own, it is bound by one’s own rejection; the resolution was learning to dance the pain out.


Dance & Choreography Muhamed Al-Agaili (Akiles)
Sound Nils Plambeck Clandestin Song Ibrahim Maalouf
Production assistance & „The death Monologue Poem“ Sirine Malas

Made possible by the funding of Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa des Landes Berlin in the frame of the Fellowship Program „Weltoffenes Berlin“.

Uferstudios
Weltoffenes Berlin
 2018

Whether visceral or somatic, whether throbbing, burning, dull or stinging, gnawing and capturing everything, or as a quiet basic note of everyday life: we all know pain. This complex sensory perception, which occurs due to a physical or mental injury, throws us back to the loneliness of our existence. In light of a personal experience as a dancer suffering from pain and disease related to his physique after undergoing the shocking diagnosis with MS Multiple Sclerosis , Akiles began to think more of his career as the two
are closely related to each other. Confronted with the company of agonising ache and vulnerability to endure for entire days and nights, he realises it is a must to step into the challenge. Despite the resident pain that doesn’t leave, he was lead to continue dancing, moving and creating thus attempting to sublime spiritually. There is no point waiting for the pain to stop as it is not going to stop on its own, it is bound by one’s own rejection; the resolution was learning to dance the pain out.


Dance & Choreography Muhamed Al-Agaili (Akiles)
Sound Nils Plambeck Clandestin Song Ibrahim Maalouf
Production assistance & „The death Monologue Poem“ Sirine Malas

Made possible by the funding of Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa des Landes Berlin in the frame of the Fellowship Program „Weltoffenes Berlin“.

Uferstudios
Weltoffenes Berlin
 2018

Whether visceral or somatic, whether throbbing, burning, dull or stinging, gnawing and capturing everything, or as a quiet basic note of everyday life: we all know pain. This complex sensory perception, which occurs due to a physical or mental injury, throws us back to the loneliness of our existence. In light of a personal experience as a dancer suffering from pain and disease related to his physique after undergoing the shocking diagnosis with MS Multiple Sclerosis , Akiles began to think more of his career as the two
are closely related to each other. Confronted with the company of agonising ache and vulnerability to endure for entire days and nights, he realises it is a must to step into the challenge. Despite the resident pain that doesn’t leave, he was lead to continue dancing, moving and creating thus attempting to sublime spiritually. There is no point waiting for the pain to stop as it is not going to stop on its own, it is bound by one’s own rejection; the resolution was learning to dance the pain out.


Dance & Choreography Muhamed Al-Agaili (Akiles)
Sound Nils Plambeck Clandestin Song Ibrahim Maalouf
Production assistance & „The death Monologue Poem“ Sirine Malas

Made possible by the funding of Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa des Landes Berlin in the frame of the Fellowship Program „Weltoffenes Berlin“.

Uferstudios
Weltoffenes Berlin
 2018

Whether visceral or somatic, whether throbbing, burning, dull or stinging, gnawing and capturing everything, or as a quiet basic note of everyday life: we all know pain. This complex sensory perception, which occurs due to a physical or mental injury, throws us back to the loneliness of our existence. In light of a personal experience as a dancer suffering from pain and disease related to his physique after undergoing the shocking diagnosis with MS Multiple Sclerosis , Akiles began to think more of his career as the two
are closely related to each other. Confronted with the company of agonising ache and vulnerability to endure for entire days and nights, he realises it is a must to step into the challenge. Despite the resident pain that doesn’t leave, he was lead to continue dancing, moving and creating thus attempting to sublime spiritually. There is no point waiting for the pain to stop as it is not going to stop on its own, it is bound by one’s own rejection; the resolution was learning to dance the pain out.


Dance & Choreography Muhamed Al-Agaili (Akiles)
Sound Nils Plambeck Clandestin Song Ibrahim Maalouf
Production assistance & „The death Monologue Poem“ Sirine Malas

Made possible by the funding of Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa des Landes Berlin in the frame of the Fellowship Program „Weltoffenes Berlin“.

Uferstudios
Weltoffenes Berlin
 2018

Whether visceral or somatic, whether throbbing, burning, dull or stinging, gnawing and capturing everything, or as a quiet basic note of everyday life: we all know pain. This complex sensory perception, which occurs due to a physical or mental injury, throws us back to the loneliness of our existence. In light of a personal experience as a dancer suffering from pain and disease related to his physique after undergoing the shocking diagnosis with MS Multiple Sclerosis , Akiles began to think more of his career as the two
are closely related to each other. Confronted with the company of agonising ache and vulnerability to endure for entire days and nights, he realises it is a must to step into the challenge. Despite the resident pain that doesn’t leave, he was lead to continue dancing, moving and creating thus attempting to sublime spiritually. There is no point waiting for the pain to stop as it is not going to stop on its own, it is bound by one’s own rejection; the resolution was learning to dance the pain out.


Dance & Choreography Muhamed Al-Agaili (Akiles)
Sound Nils Plambeck Clandestin Song Ibrahim Maalouf
Production assistance & „The death Monologue Poem“ Sirine Malas

Made possible by the funding of Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa des Landes Berlin in the frame of the Fellowship Program „Weltoffenes Berlin“.

Uferstudios
Weltoffenes Berlin
 2018

Whether visceral or somatic, whether throbbing, burning, dull or stinging, gnawing and capturing everything, or as a quiet basic note of everyday life: we all know pain. This complex sensory perception, which occurs due to a physical or mental injury, throws us back to the loneliness of our existence. In light of a personal experience as a dancer suffering from pain and disease related to his physique after undergoing the shocking diagnosis with MS Multiple Sclerosis , Akiles began to think more of his career as the two
are closely related to each other. Confronted with the company of agonising ache and vulnerability to endure for entire days and nights, he realises it is a must to step into the challenge. Despite the resident pain that doesn’t leave, he was lead to continue dancing, moving and creating thus attempting to sublime spiritually. There is no point waiting for the pain to stop as it is not going to stop on its own, it is bound by one’s own rejection; the resolution was learning to dance the pain out.


Dance & Choreography Muhamed Al-Agaili (Akiles)
Sound Nils Plambeck Clandestin Song Ibrahim Maalouf
Production assistance & „The death Monologue Poem“ Sirine Malas

Made possible by the funding of Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa des Landes Berlin in the frame of the Fellowship Program „Weltoffenes Berlin“.

Körperliche Dialogue

Ausufern 2021

August 2021
Uferstudios - Berlin 
Choreography: Akiles
Dance: Sabine - Niels– Sirine
 
Die Absicht dieses Experiments ist es, soziale Kommunikation, die durch den Körper hergestellt wird, zu untersuchen. Gemeinsam überprüfen wir, welchen Einfluss die soziale Umgebung und insbesondere die Wirkung der COVID19-Schutzmaßnahmen und die Abstandsreglung von 1,50 Meter auf uns hat.
Wir fragen, in welches Verhältnis wir uns dadurch begeben und wie sich unsere Beziehung verändern. Wie sehr waren unsere Charaktere und unsere Neugier als Mensch betroffen? 
Tänzer tanzen im öffentlichen Raum, mit Objekten, Gebäuden, Autos, Bäumen und Passanten. Wir entwickeln eine körperliche Praxis und arbeiten mit unserem Präsenz im Raum. Es geht um Improvisation basierend auf Übungen und Dialogen, um gemeinsam eine andere Ebene der Kommunikation zu erreichen. Dazu gehören auch Nicht-Antworten, Menschen, die uns ignorieren, unsere Anwesenheit nicht bemerken oder die Richtung ändern, da es um den ausgetauschten Einfluss geht, der in der spontan stattfindenden Interaktion projiziert wird. Wie viel kann sich der Tänzer bewegen, ohne von der Reaktion des zufälligen Publikums beeinflusst zu werden, einschließlich Ignoranz, Unaufmerksamkeit oder einem lustigen Vorfall. Wie verbunden sind wir mit unserer Atmosphäre, der Natur um uns herum, den Menschen und Orten.