• Dance, Music and Spoken Word Performance
  • Belgian première
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Language: Engels gesproken, geen ondertitels
  • Location: Budascoop
  • Tickets: €8 / €4 (-26) | online

Oxy Moron is a play of multiple selves and their seamless shape-shift between fiction and reality, magic and science, present and future. Using the modern day cyborg as a metaphorical narrative that unites both human appearance and machine-like behaviour, the work juggles with stereotypes and challenges different concepts of a perceived norm. Identities, corporealities and social status pass through a precarious transformation between self-empowerment, self-enhancement, self-optimization and self-deformation questioning the significance of the physical and the human in a digital age.

The performance is programmed by BUDA B-scene(rs) in the context of Be SpectACTive, a EU program that aims to foster the power of the audience. 


Malika Fankha studied theatre in Zurich and contemporary dance in Salzburg (SEAD) and at NYU Tisch School of Performing Arts, New York and works internationally as a dancer, spoken word artist and DJ. Her work spectrums preoccupations on online culture, posthumanism and the uncanny aura of new age trivia. Collaborations include partners such as Tanzhaus Zürich, brut Wien, WUK, tanzquartier, ImPulsTanz, Wiener Festwochen, Dampfzentrale Bern, Art Basel, Zentrum Paul Klee, workspacebrussels, Cullberg-Ballet Stockholm, life long burning, Golden Days Festival Copenhagen and Mladi Levi Festival Ljubljana.

  • Artistic Direction, Performance: Malika Fankha
  • Make-up, Costume, Stage : Valerie Reding
  • Make-up, Costume, Stage on tour: Yannick Zurcher
  • Music: Dark Euphoria feat. AC/BOY
  • Technical Direction, Light design: David Baumgartner
  • Technical Assistance on tour: Andrej Barla
  • Outside Eyes: Anna Mendelssohn & Simone Aughterlony
  • Movement Coach: Asher O’Gorman
  • Dramaturgy on tour: Stefan Roehrle
  • Production Management: Sophie Schmeiser, Eva Holzinger aka Mollusca productions
  • Coproduced by: FANKS Productions/Malika Fankha, Tanzhaus Zürich, brut Wien
  • Residency partners: Workspacebrussels/Kaaitheater (BE), Campo Ghent (BE), Tanzhaus Zürich (CH), im_flieger Vienna (A), Counterpulse San Francisco (USA)
  • Supported by: Stadt Zürich Kultur, Bundeskanzleramt (BKA) Österreich, Stadt Wien MA 7, im flieger, Prohelvetia, Fondation Nestlé pour l'Art, Swiss Embassy in Austria, Swissnex San Francisco