All sense of time is erased
A horde of black-clad women take over the space with their crow-like squawking and shrieking. So arresting is the experience that all sense of time is erased.
To conceive her new piece, Corbeaux, Moroccan choreographer Bouchra Ouizguen has drawn on Persian literature from the ninth to 12th centuries, an era when the madman and his wise, unrestrained words had their place in the community.
Memories of long nights of trance brush the surface of these bodies, charged since childhood with the Issawa and Hmadcha rituals of the Marrakech area.
[RUN TIME] 30 MIN.
This is all the more true because the people I choose to work with are amateur dancers, not trained contemporary dancers. I’m interested in their individuality even more than in their function.
PIÈCE POUR 10 INTERPRÈTES MAROCAINES ET UNE QUINZAINE DE PARTICIPANTES CRÉATION 2014 - Chorégraphie Bouchra Ouizguen Danseuses Kabboura Aït Hmad, Khadija Amrhar, Zahra Bensalem, Fatéma El Hanna, Hasnae El Ouarga, Miryam Faquir, Fatna Ibn El Khatyb, Noura Oujoute, Halima Sahmoud, Malika Soukri Production Compagnie O Avec le soutien de l'Institut français du Maroc.