May Zarhy

May Zarhy is a freelance choreographer. Her choreographic and pedagogic practice focus on deep listening, by which to explore and negotiate presence in an already dense space.

Zarhy is a graduate of Codarts in Rotterdam, the Netherlands (2006), and ex.er.ce choreography program directed by Xavier Le Roy and Mathilde Monnier in Montpellier, France (2007). During her studies she worked as William Forsythe’s assistant at the Forsythe Company (2005). Later, Zarhy co-founded with Ioannis Mandafounis and Fabrice Mazliah the collaborative trio “Mamaza” (2009 - 2014), with whom she created and performed around the world. Since 2014, she has been creating stage works and participatory works in the public sphere. Her work from the last few years has been shown among others at the: Holland Dance Festival, Festival Estate Danza Bergamo, Tanz Moderne Tanz Festival Chemnitz, Suzanne Dellal Center, and more. She has been working as a dramaturg and rehearsal director for fellow artists, such as: Adi Boutrous, Hermann Heisig, Fabrice Mazliah, and others.

  1. Profitraining Contemporary
Photo: Liron Weissman Studio