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Bouchra Ouizguen
Madame Plaza
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Thursday, September 23, 2010
8pm

Post-performance Q&A with Bouchra Ouizguen on Sept 22
Moderated by Trajal Harrell

FIAF, Florence Gould Hall
Co-presented with Danspace Project

   
 
 

“Whatever the country, whatever the circumstance, the complex mixture of longing, regrets, hopes and frustrations played out on stage speaks to an understanding of friendship and female solidarity which will be immediately recognizable to everyone”
Deutsche Welle, Germany

Moroccan dancer/choreographer Bouchra Ouizguen and three traditional Aïta singers present a striking choreo-vocal encounter that addresses their corporal freedom through their custom of songs, incantations, and dances. To her work Ouizguen brings the unique sensibility of her experience as a soloist in oriental dance, and her time with French choreographers Mathilde Monnier and Boris Charmatz.

Part of Danspace Project’s Platform 2010: Certain Difficulties, Certain Joy, curated by Trajal Harrell.

Madame Plaza Dancers & Crew
Performers: Kabboura Aït ben Hmad, Fatima el Hanna, Bouchra Ouizguen, and Naîma Sahmoud
Lighting Designer & Manager: Thalie Lurault
Stage Manager: Valerie Urrea
Producer: Compagnie Anania 
Associate Producers: Fabbrica Europa–Florence–Italy;
Montpellier Danse 09–France

Bouchra Ouizguen Bio
Born in 1980 in Ouarzazate and educated in France, the choreographer and performer Bouchra Ouizguen was a soloist in oriental dance in Morocco from 1995 to 2000. From 1998 to 2002, she studied in Marrakech with Bernado Montet, Mathilde Monnier, and Boris Charmatz. Featured works since 2002 include: Ana Ounta (2002); Fina ken'ti (2002); Mort et moi (2005); Déserts, désirs (2006); Aïta (2007); and Madame Plaza (2008-2009).

 

Ticket Price
FIAF & Danspace
Project Members $12
Non-Members $18

Venue
Florence Gould Hall
55 East 59th Street
New York, NY 10022

Subway
4, 5, 6 to 59th St
N, R, W to Fifth Ave
E to 53rd St & Fifth Ave

Production Support: Cultural Cooperation Services of the French Embassy in Rabat, Morocco; Afrique et Caraïbes en Créations Department of CULTURESFRANCE, French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs

Logistical Support: ESAV, Ecole Supérieure des Arts Visuels de Marrakech; IFM, Institut Français de Marrakech

Image: Bouchra Ouizguen in Madame Plaza / © Hibou Photography

©2010 FIAF, French Institute Alliance Française   22 East 60th Street, NYC   212 355 6100

 

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