Bouchra Ouizguen
Location Odeon
Duration approx. 50 min
Prices EUR 20 / 30
29 May
Time 9pm
30 May
Time 9pm
31 May
Time 9pm
© Beniamin Boar
© Beniamin Boar
© Beniamin Boar
© Beniamin Boar
© Beniamin Boar
  • Paperfree evening programme

    Please find an interview with Bouchra Ouizguen and a text about the musical repertoire here.

  • Q & A

    31 May, following the performance


    Dance without dance with Moroccan choreographer Bouchra Ouizguen. As part of MITTEN.

Éléphant represents a continuation of my earlier works. It is also a beginning, something similar to hope when all that surrounds us risks disappearing. I search for all the things that need to be passed on, the things that tell the story of humankind.’ Bouchra Ouizguen, the pioneering trailblazer of Moroccan contemporary dance, guested at the Wiener Festwochen in 2019 with her mesmerising piece Corbeaux. For her new production she is experimenting once again with the female artists of her Compagnie O, based on a shared wealth of experience, traditional singing techniques and the popular repertoire of the Marrakesh region. The unexpected intensity of the voices is stunning. A women’s choir forms in the darkness, becomes a collective body, and oscillates between strength and fragility. A tragedy draws closer to the audience, yet glimmers of hope and joy shine through. Éléphant searches for timeless, archaic rituals and encounters a dance that fills the present with new life.

  • Artistic Team

    Artistic Direction Bouchra Ouizguen With Milouda El Maataoui, Bouchra Ouizguen, Halima Sahmoud, Joséphine Tilloy Light scenography Sylvie Mélis Production management, Administration Mylène Gaillon

  • Production

    Supported by Fondation d’entreprise Hermès within the framework of the New Settings Programme Production Compagnie O Coproduction Wiener Festwochen, Montpellier Danse, Kunstenfestivaldesarts (Brussels), Festival d’Automne à Paris, Les Spectacles vivants - Centre Pompidou (Paris), Arab Fund for Art and Culture – AFAC (Beirut), HAU Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin), Emilia Romagna Teatro Fondazione (Modena), Kampnagel (Hamburg), Service de Coopération et d’Action Culturelle – l’Ambassade de France au Maroc Funded by Cultural Foundation (Abu Dhabi)

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