Madame Plaza

Bouchra Ouizguen

July 4, 2014 - July 5, 2014 19:30

Festival Baltoscandal Rakvere | EE

Women stretching in the dim light, lying in beds or on old sofas, in the moment between day and sleep.
They are Aïta, idolized almost a century ago, today occasionally despised as artists of the people, often not understood.
They are named Aïcha, Naïma, Fatima or Hliouti. They have chosen art, some of them more than 25 years ago. With love songs, Fado and Moroccan blues their voices have accompanied bacchanals and weddings.
Madame Plaza is neither contemporary dance nor folklore. Bouchra Ouizguen invites her audience to explore a language through which the women let their voices rise into the air: powerful, cautious and stunning.


choreography: Bouchra Ouizguen
dancers: Kabboura Aït Ben Hmad, Fatima El Hanna, Bouchra Ouizguen, Naïma Sahmoud
music: “Ahat” by Youssef El Mejjad, “Akegarasu” by Shin-Nai
light design: Yves Godin
light technician: Thalie Lurault
costume design: Nouredine Amir
management: Fanny Virelizier
production: Compagnie Anania
supported by: Service de Coopération et d’Action Culturelle de l’Ambassade de France à Rabat
and Département Afrique et Caraïbes en créations de CULTURESFRANCE – Ministère des Affaires étrangères
co-production: Fabbrica Europa and Montpellier Danse 2009
logistical support: Ecole Supérieure des Arts Visuels de Marrakech and Institut Français de Marrakech

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