During the Hivernales (dance festival), the Collection Lambert en Avignon presents Merge and Emerge, by Moataz Nasr.
Maison Jean Vilar
3:00 pm — 5:00 pm
from tuesday to saturday
10:00 am — 12:00 // 1:30pm — 5:00 pm
Moataz Nasr was born in Alexandria (Egypt) in 1961. He lives and works in Cairo. He is a painter, sculptor and multimedia artist.
For Him dancing is liberating. It can be therapeutic, or a rite of passage: a state of trance can be obtained through dance. The animal expression of our instincts. Abandoned body and rhythm. By dancing, whirling in concentric circles in which they become lost, cancelling out the centrifugal and centripetal forces, Sufis reach a degree of concentration which allows them to forget weight and to access other mental heights. To knowledge that the mind alone is not able to reach. Therefore they can, to parody Rimbaud, ‘see what man is unable to see.’ There are three of them. A magic number which signifies perfect balance. Three of them with three different colours, different like all of us, but still can dance and connect.