15 Min

Harris Alexiou, Maria Callas, Felix Da Housecat

Please enjoy the initial conversation between Panos and Miriam below


Audition as a condition. As a physical and psychological state. As an evolutionary process. As brutality. As a relationship of authority. As a statement. As an obstacle. As a prerequisite. As a "journey". As a journey. As a verdict. As a depreciation of personality. As a retrospect. As a role-playing game. As a rejection. As an exploration of boundaries. As a total availability.

Panos Malactos


Panos Malactos was born in Cyprus in 1994. He studied Ballet and Contemporary Dance at Rambert School in London. He worked with Fresco Dance Company, Inbal Dance Theatre, Jason Mabana,

Elias Adam, Liliana Barros, Emma Evelein Dance, X-it Dance Theatre, Milena Ugren Koulas, Asomates Dynamis Dance Company, Fest Spiel Haus St. Pölten

(Ohad Naharin & Shahar Binyamini) and Compagnie Tabea Martin.

Currently he is working with Peeping Tom.

‘Hire me, please’ received the ‘Young Choreographer’ Award at the Cyprus Choreography Platform 2019. 


In these times of isolation, we at MASH view our alternative Dance Week platform as an opportunity to continue establishing connections across borders and cultivating spaces for collaboration between Jerusalem dance artists and those abroad. Due to the postponement of the Jerusalem International Choreography Competition 2020, we chose to pair each artist that was selected to participate in the competition with a Jerusalem dance artist, initiating a partnership that we hope will come to fruition when they meet next year in Jerusalem. 

Miriam Engel


Miriam Engel Born 1983 in Jerusalem, Israeli choreographer Miriam Engel is a granddaughter of pioneer dance artist Dora Mushanova, an avant-garde dance innovator in Germany and Bulgaria. From the age of 20, Miriam danced in various, numerous companies and projects in Israel and Europe, accumulating experience both as a strong leading performer and as a creative artistic collaborator. Miriam Engel has been choreographing dance works since 2008 and in 2011, she founded Angela Dance Co. Jerusalem, a professional dance company performing and touring in Israel and around the world, and ‘Dance Space Jerusalem’ NGO, a culture and education organization maintaining programs and projects of dance, community, body and Performance art. She is Artistic Director and Curator of ‘Mazya Dance’ Festival, Jerusalem, and House Choreographer of the Mikro Theater Company, Jerusalem. Miriam is invited around the world as a guest artist to choreograph, lecture and teach her repertoire and unique technique approach. In the past six years, Engel has been invited as a guest artist and educator by De-Paul University (Chicago) and SADC (Berkeley, CA). Engel was awarded the Sharett, America-Israel Cultural Foundation prize for professional dancers.






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