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In 2013, the students of the Architecture and Aesthetic Practice speciliasation collaborated with the choreographic practice Mamaza in order to develop their research on choreographic space and time. The students went through a series of exercises with Fabrice Mazliah, Ioannis Mandafounis and May Zarhy. Mamaza invited AAP to collaborate on their planned installation, Garden State, which was scheduled for three days in February, 2014 in the Frankfurt art centre, Mounsonturm. Garden State comprised 'an enacted thought' and literally saw a garden being installed in Mounsonturm, choreographed and built on the basis of visitors’ lending their home plants to the four day-long project. The greened stage served as a public sphere where people gathered to amuse one another, refine their tastes and engage in conversation and shared activities

Mamaza is a choreographic structure in which choreographic work is produced, transmitted and communicated through acts of creation and transmission. Originally founded in 2009 by Ioannis Mandafounis, Fabrice Mazliah and May Zarhy, who met each other at the Forsythe Company in 2005. In 2015 Fabrice Mazliah and May Zarhy re-defined MAMAZA as a dynamic structure of choreography thinking and making, where each project positions new themes and questions, as well as re- questions the formulation of working conditions - re-defining the roles and working relations between the involved partners.

For more information on the project Garden State, Click Here