Botero en orient is an ode to the body and its curves. Freed from the diktat of thin shapes imposed in the world of dance, this body presents itself unvarnished, surprising the spectator with its opulence. Dance is no longer held hostage by a specific idea of performance. Here it is essentially poetic, sensual, authentic.

The painter Botero’s work is implicit but the show also invokes Picasso with the Cubist set elements that complement the dancers. And the journey doesn’t end there: it opens the doors to the Orient with the voice of Moroccan singer Fatima Ezzahra Nadifi, and the sublime words of Lebanese painter and poet Etel Adnan (To Be in a Time of War). Troubling words, that cut both ways. We think they are about food addiction, whereas they are really talking about war and chaos.

Confronting and confounding, Botero reminds us of the passage of time, that time does its job on the bodies of not only dancers, but everyone. Why fight the inevitable as long as our creative energy persists? At 43 Taoufiq Izeddiou accepts this corporeal transformation. In fact, he asserts it and uses it as a source of inspiration. “Live, dance” he seems to whisper to us, since there is yet still time.

Info

  • Venue

    Grande Salle

  • Duration

    60’

  • Surrounding the show

    14.12.2019 - Discussion "Rencontre Constructeurs d’Histoires" after show with Taoufiq IZEDDIOU

  • See also...

    CONCERT / Miss Groggy

Cast

  • Premiere
    20.02.2019 - Le Tarmac, Paris

     

    Concept & Choreography
    Taoufiq Izeddiou

    With
    Essiane Kaïsha
    Karine Girard
    Marouane Mezouar
    Taoufiq Izeddiou

    Recorded vocals
    Fatima Ezzahra Nadifi

    Dramaturgical documentation
    Nedjma Hadj Benchelabi

    Lighting design
    Lea Schneidermann

    Sound design
    Said Ait El Moumen
    Taoufiq Izeddiou

    Costume Design
    Équipe artistique de la création

    Text extract
    “Au cœur du cœur d’un autre pays / In the heart of the heart of another country”
    With kind permission of the author Etel Adnan

  • Production
    Anania-Danses
    Taoufiq Izeddiou

    Co-production
    Festival de Marseille – danse et arts multiples, Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles, HAU Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin), C’est Central (La Louvière), Arab Arts Focus avec l’aide de Studio Emad Eddin Stiftelsen et la Fondation Ford (Le Caire), Le Pôle Arts de la Scène (Marseille), Direction Régionale des Affaires Culturelles (DRAC), Région Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur (PACA), Centre chorégraphique national de Franche-Comté à Belfort- Via Danse, Théâtre du Bois de l’Aune- Aix en Provence, L’uZine (Casablanca). Developped in Co-laBo (Gand)

    ith the support of
    Wallonie-Bruxelles International

    Thanks
    L’équipe des ballets C de la B, Radio 2 Oost Vlaanderen, la Délégation générale Wallonie-Bruxelles à Rabat, l’Institut français de Marrakech et Nourredine Amir

Calendar

  • Wednesday
    20:15
  • Thursday
    20:15
  • Friday
    20:15
  • Saturday
    20:15
    Discussion "Rencontre Constructeurs d’Histoires" after show with Taoufiq IZEDDIOU

See also...

Backstage