Adham Hafez is a choreographer, composer, performer and theorist. His work encompasses postcolonial studies, the Anthropocene and performance, politics of choreography, Middle East and Arab art history, alternative modernities and climate change. As an artist and a theorist his work has been presented internationally at world renowned venues including Hebbel Am Ufer, Cairo Opera House, MoMA PS1, Sharjah Architecture Triennial, Damascus Opera House, La Mama Theatre, among others. He publishes essays and texts in Arabic, English and French, and he is the founder of HaRaKa Platform, Egypt's first platform dedicated to performance studies and choreography established 15 years ago, as well as the publication Cairography that translates and publishes essays on dance, performance, politics and choreography. Adham Hafez has received multiple awards for his work, including First Prize for Choreography.
Why PS @ NYU?
We define our relationship to one another through acts of performance. We manifest our politics through acts of performance. We are governed and choreographed daily through acts of performance. Performance is the omnipresent and metamorphosing human (and nonhuman) platform of exchange, knowledge production, and governance.