The dancer, choreographer and pioneer of contemporary Moroccan dance Taoufiq Izeddiou once took part in a Hmadcha ritual as a child: a Sufi ceremony in which the participants fall into a trance through dancing. In the play of the same name, he now explores this spirituality outside of the religious. Together with nine performers, he explores the question of how dance can create a universe on stage in which physical performance becomes a poetic and authentic act.
Participants and additional information:
Choreography: Taoufiq Izeddiou | With: Saïd Ait Elmoumen, Abdel Mounim Elallami, Moad Haddadi, Said El Haddaji, Taoufiq Izeddiou, Mohamed Lamqayssi, Marouane Mezouar, Sanga Ouattara, Hassan Oumzili| Sound design: Mohamed Lamqayssi & Saïd Ait Elmoumen | Lighting design: Ivan Mathis | Lighting and sound direction: Marine Pourquié | Production: Barbara Perraud | Production in Morocco: Ghizlane Boulouaert
Tour in cooperation with La Bâtie-Festival de Genève
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