Bouchra Ouizguen / Cie Anania


May 16, 2009 - May 17, 2009 20:00

Stazione Leopolda di Firenze | IT

within La Francia si muove


This new creation by the Moroccan choreographer Bouchra Ouizguen is in the form of a journey in the Aïta culture through dance and music.
It is a tribute to these women who, escaping from the closed world of rural traditions of their country, have courageously chosen to work with art.

The way towards the freedom of the body
Setting out from them, their bodies, their history, trying to move towards unknown routes, theirs and mine, becoming susceptible to amazement. They lead me, I lead them, we let ourselves be led towards an encounter that becomes more and more vital each time.
My approach was first of all to convince them to dance something different with me because their bodies have extraordinary potentials: you may think that a woman, at the age of fifty, no longer uses her sensuality to say things, whereas in them this word has not lost its significance as every evening they perform in cabarets in front of men who expect this type of visual excitement, by now codified.
As for myself, in the study of contemporary dance, I have found myself undertaking a long journey: I have travelled thousands of kilometres to learn, when in fact, at my side, other women could have transmitted to me something so evident already: the road towards the freedom of the body.
Bouchra Ouizguen


a choreographic project by Bouchra Ouizguen
interpreters and music: Fatima El Hanna, Fatima Aït Ben Hmad, Naïma Sahmud, Bouchra Ouizguen
“Ahat” sung and composed by Youssef El Mejjad
lights: Hamid Fardjat
costumes: Nouredine Amir
in charge of the production: Michel Laurent
co-production: Fabbrica Europa, Montpellier Danse
production support: Service de Coopération et d’Action Culturelle de l’Ambassade de France à Rabat, Département Afrique et Caraïbes en création, Culturesfrance – Ministère des Affaires Étrangères,
logistic support: École Supérieure des Arts Visuels, Marrakesh; Institut Français de Marrakesh
with the support of Nuovi Mecenati, Nouveaux Mécènes – Fondazione franco-italiana di sostegno alla creazione contemporanea
Our thanks go to the French Institute of Florence.



















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