dance solo performance

Dance and choreography: Michal Mualem

Photo: Umberto Dolcini


The solo piece has been created over a long period of time passing through different phases. It is dealing with feelings of loss, feelings of being stuck in the same spot of life or in a loop that we carry inside even if we proceed apparently on our “way”. On the other hand it explores the beauty of life and the fragility of the moment we live which passes so fast that we can’t hold onto it, we have to let it go and proceed to the next moment, like a child, who can pass from a cry to a laugh in a millisecond.

All those intimate “moments” contain together our fears and anger, our passion and deep love, our fragility and our enormous sources of power which we couldn’t imagine we have inside…

All those moments are already part of us, laying in the most secret places inside and they appear not always when we expect them….


About Michal Mualem

Michal Mualem was born in Israel in 1974. She started training gymnastics at age 6 till age 15, then switched to dance education. Studied Ballet, Contemporary, composition, contact and improvisation.

As a dancer: In Israel between 1994 and 2001 she worked with several companies/choreographers such as: Liat Dror&Nir Ben Gal company and Noa Dar dance group, to name a couple. In 2001 started her collaboration with Sasha Waltz&Guests company in Berlin as a dancer in the pieces: noBody, Körper, Insideout, Impromptus, etc. She has also danced in different Dialogues and Improvisation performances in the frame of Sasha’s company. Later she was assisting Sasha Waltz as a rehearsal director for noBody, Women and Impromptus.

As a teacher: Since 1995 she has been teaching contemporary classes in Israel, moving on to teaching contact and improvisation internationally in 2006, as well as repertory from Sasha Waltz’s company.

 As a choreographer: Since 2005 she has been creating her own pieces with her partner for life and creations Giannalberto de FIlippis. Together they created: In Between (2005), Here and Not for Curtain up FestivalIsrael (2006), Silenzio Cucito, Piccola Piccola for Zirat Machol Jerusalem (2007), etc. In 2017 premiered their full evening duet ‘First and Last’, and in 2016/17 they collaborated with the choreographer Claudia Catarzi for their first piece together: ‘a set of timings’ which was performed in a number of festivals. Among their most recent creations are: “Sovrapposti” and “Wish” (2018/19) for the Almadanza Academy in Bologna, ‘Be/4/Me’ (2019) for an experimental festival ‘All’improvviso’ in Bologna, and ‘In-Met’ for the association Oltredanza. Mualem/deFilippis dance projects have performed their work in many International venues and festivals such as Aerowaves -London, Festival Della cité – Lausanne, Tanec Praha – Prague, and many more…. Their choreographies were awarded in the Hanover competition – Germany and the Oriente Occidente festival, Italy.


Michal Mualem´s contribution to ACT Fest 2020 is realized with the support of Goethe Institute Bulgaria.


Co-produced by:

Mualem/de Filippis dance Projects

Naturalis Labor

Hangartfest Pesaro


Where: DNK – space for contemporary dance and performance

When: 16 October 2020 (Friday), 19:30

Duration: 20 min

Tickets: 10 BGN