Born in Belarus, Arkadi Zaides is an Israeli choreographer and visual artist currently living in France. With his research-based approach to artistic creation, Zaides examines the ways in which political and social contexts effect the body. His performances and installations bring together diverse sectors of society and have been presented at numerous dance and theatre festivals, museums and galleries across Europe, North and South America and Asia. He has been awarded the Émile Zola Prize for Performing Art for demonstrating engagement in human rights issues in his work “Archive” (2013) and the Kurt Joss award for his work “Solo Colores” (2010). His company Institut des Croisements is based in Villeurbanne, France since 2015. Tanz im August welcomes him back after having presented his collaboration with Ehud Darash, “About Resilience” in 2011 and his lecture performance “Talos” in 2017.