Farid Fairuz

Farid Fairuz took by storm in 2010 the Romanian cultural scene with his critical performances on capitalism, sexuality, cultural production and religion that sharply mirror failures of the local society. Until he reinvented himself as Farid Fairuz and assumed a fictional biography, the artist Mihai Mihalcea was one of the most active in the field of contemporary dance in Romania, after 1989. He initiated or he has been part of many of the projects that led to the international recognition of Romanian contemporary dance and he played a key role in the establishment of structures and institutions that have become landmarks of this area. Between 2005 and 2013 he has been the director of the National Dance Center in Bucharest.

His works have been presented in festivals across Europe including: Rencontres Choreographiques Internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis, Temps d’Images Cluj, Tanz im August, Antistatic Festival Sofia, European Festival of Contemporary Dance Kraków/Bytom, Internationales TanzFest Berlin, Timisoara Performing Arts Festival and in venues such as: Hebbel Am Ufer (HAU) Berlin, Tanzquartier Wien, National Dance Centre Bucharest, The Paintbrush Factory Cluj, Akademie der Künste Berlin, Alfred Ve Dvore Theater Prague, Teatri de Vita Bologna, Oberwelt e.V. Stuttgart, Eastwards Prospectus Gallery Bucharest.

He was artist in residence at Tanzquartier Wien, National Center of Dance Paris, Hebbel Theater Berlin, Centre National de Franche-Comte Chorégraphique of Belfort, La Manufacture, Atelier du Rhin Colmar.

In 2013 Farid Fairuz was a fellow at Akademie der Künste in the Performing Arts section. In 2006 he was nominated for “Paris-Europe Prix 2006” by Maison d'Europe et d'Orient, Paris.


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