Farid Fairuz



In 2009 Mihai Mihalcea reinvented himself as Farid Fairuz, complete with a fictional biography, and now appears under this name. He studied choreography in Romania, France and the USA. In addition, he has taken part in various residencies, including at Tanzquartier Wien, National Center of Dance Paris, HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Centre National de Franche-Comte Chorégraphique of Belfort, La Manufacture. In 2006 the choreographer was nominated for the “Paris-Europe Prix 2006” des Maison d'Europe et d'Orient, Paris. Since the end of 2005 he is director of the National Dance Center in Bucharest, a public institution funded by The Ministry of Culture. Mihai Mihalcea/Farid Fairuz created performances and have danced in other choreographic works presented in France, Germany, Italy, Hungary, Austria, USA, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Portugal, Poland, Holland, Belgium, Switzerland and Slovenia.  

Fairuz also created Solitude Project (NGO), a structure designed as a Cultural Association which aims at encouraging the research and the experiment in contemporary arts theory and practice. It seeks to sustain the creation of an environment favouring dialogue, reflection and debate. The association is also designed to produce, develop and promote the artistic work created by Farid Fairuz. Since 2011, Solitude Project manages Caminul Cultural (a frame initiated by Brynjar Bandlien, Farid Fairuz & Manuel Pelmus) and subRahova (underRahova - a space for contemporary arts situated in a worker district in Bucharest).

 In 2013 Farid Fairuz received a scholarship to the Junge Akademie and now continues to collaborate with the Akademie der Künste Berlin as an alumnus.