Samaa Wakim

Choreographer and performer Samaa Wakim is in residency at Moussem from April 2 until 18, doing research for a new, yet to be named project. Wakim studied theatre at Haifa University and performed in various international productions, including Badke (A.M. Qattan Foundation, KVS and les ballets C de la B), I'm Yusuf and this is my brother (Shiber-Huren Young Vic Theatre, London) and Kabaret (Khashabi theatre, Haifa). She is also a member of the YaaSamar! Dance Theatre.

Together with Samar Haddad King, she's showing Losing it in Brussels, on April 4 & 5 at Kaaitheater (in the frame of Dream City). Samaa Wakim grew up in the occupied Palestinian territories. In this solo dance performance, she asks herself how these experiences impact her identity. Through movement and sound, she remembers her youth and the imaginary world she created in order to survive. Driven by her own sounds and live music by Samar Haddad King, she goes back and forth between fear and hope, between sounds that used to scare her and sounds that used to bring her comfort. Losing it is part of the Goethe Institute’s Un|ControlledGestures? project.

Photo: Michelle Mor