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Lost in Burqa

Premiere 28 to 31 March 2011 at the école supérieure d’arts & médias of Caen, during the 6th edition the Danse d’Ailleurs Festival.

Conception: Héla Fattoumi/Eric Lamoureux,based on works by Majida Khattari
Performers: Matthieu Bajolet, Marine Chesnais, Anaïs Dumaine, Mélanie Giffard,Sandrine Kolassa, Philippe Rouaire, Pierre-Emmanuel Sorignet et Moustapha Ziane
Original sound: Éric Lamoureux
Light design and scenography: Xavier Lazarini
Dresser: Yolaine Guais
Production: Centre Chorégraphique National de Caen/Basse-Normandie
Coproduction: ÉSAM – école supérieure d’arts & médias de Caen/Cherbourg

Lost in Burqa

The choreographers took possession of the unique works of art that are Majida Khattari’s “clothing-sculptures”, evoking bodily states in relationship with the materiality and texture of these costumes.
Wearing them as sculptures of moving fabric and guided by the evocative potential of each of them, eight performance artists, in an uneasy and surprising choreography, tackle the symbolic and fantastical connotations of the hijab – this sometimes-imposed piece of clothing, whose original nature was « to remove from view or isolate a body or object ». The setting for this performance is the invitation to the audience to seat themselves on benches surrounding the stage space.

Premiere 28 to 31 March 2011 at the école supérieure d’arts & médias of Caen, during the 6th edition the Danse d’Ailleurs Festival.

Conception: Héla Fattoumi/Eric Lamoureux,based on works by Majida Khattari
Performers: Matthieu Bajolet, Marine Chesnais, Anaïs Dumaine, Mélanie Giffard,Sandrine Kolassa, Philippe Rouaire, Pierre-Emmanuel Sorignet et Moustapha Ziane
Original sound: Éric Lamoureux
Light design and scenography: Xavier Lazarini
Dresser: Yolaine Guais
Production: Centre Chorégraphique National de Caen/Basse-Normandie
Coproduction: ÉSAM – école supérieure d’arts & médias de Caen/Cherbourg