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Bouchra Ouizguen
ÉLÉPHANT OU LE TEMPS SUSPENDU
Dance
Dates
05. Jun
Friday
Time: 7pm
 
06. Jun
Saturday
Time: 9pm
 
07. Jun
Sunday
Time: 7pm
 
© Moulay Youssef Elkahfay_Compagnie O
© Moulay Youssef Elkahfai_Compagnie O
  • Q & A

    7 June, following the performance

‘Éléphant ou le temps suspendu is the continuation of my earlier creations. It is also a beginning, a glimmer of hope when all that surrounds us tends to disappear. I am looking for what is being transmitted, which is the expression of humanity.’ 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 Elephant or suspended time, she collaborates once again with the performers of her Compagnie O, based on traditional songs of the Marrakesh region. As the women’s choir begins to form in the darkness, a tragedy draws closer to the audience. The six performers impress with their unexpected vocal modulations, with one dancer facing up to them as a counterpart. Collaboration as cohabitation. An archaic evening that celebrates the mystery of community.

  • Artistic Team

    Artistic Direction, Choreography Bouchra Ouizguen With Kabboura Aït Ben Hmad, Harald Beharie, Fatima El Hanna, Milouda El Maataoui, Bouchra Ouizguen, Halima Sahmoud, Malika Soukri Lights Eric Wurtz

  • Production

    Production Compagnie O With the support of Fondation d’entreprise Hermès (Paris) within the framework of the New Settings programme Coproduction Wiener Festwochen, Kunstenfestivaldesarts (Brussels), Festival d’Automne à Paris, Les spectacles vivants - Centre Pompidou (Paris), Montpellier Danse, Théâtre Garonne Scène européenne Toulouse, HAU Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin), Kampnagel (Hamburg)

    Premiere 2021

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