In 2004, Tarek Halaby moved to Brussels, Belgium to live and complete a two year study cycle at the Performing Arts Research and Training Studios (P.A.R.T.S.). He then worked with Sujata Goel in developing the duet Disco Dancer (2007) which has since been performed at numerous locations including the Tate Modern, London. This piece was developed into a full-length performance called Night Life (2008). Other performances over the past few years include Finally i am no one/Actually i am someone a production developed by Halaby during his 2008 residency at STUK, Leuven, Belgium and performed at the TASTE festival in 2009, Salle des Pas Perdus (2008), Limewire (2006), Love. Death. My Life with Ting-Yu. Oh, wait, I am You (2006) and An Attempt to Understand My Socio-Political Disposition. It was this work that he brought to Sharjah in 2009 for Past of the Coming Days. Halaby’s most recent performances have been in Last Meadow (2008-ongoing) created and choreographed by Miguel Gutierrez and The Powerful People which received a New York Dance and Performance Award in 2010.

Tarek Halaby was born in Riyadh in 1980. He currently lives in New York.

December 2010

This person was part of Sharjah Biennial 9