In Ottof -ants in Berber language-, words and gestures are deposits and the echo of violence to be transformed. For this new opus, Bouchra Ouizguen brings along four women already involved in her works Madame Plaza, Ha! and Les corbeaux. The five women explore on stage with their words and their bodies the daily life that has to do with their rights. Bouchra Ouizguen, the Moroccan choreographer who lives and works in Marrakesh, brings through the performance “these ants working day after day” to carry out a committed artistic work, anchored in the present and in the culture of their country.
Born in Ouarzazate, Morocco, and educated in France, Bouchra Ouizguen has been acting since 1995. In 2002, together with Taoufiq Izeddiou and Saïd Ait El Moumen, Ouizguen founded ANANIA, a contemporary dance company in Marrakesh, and the dance festival On Marche. Since 2007, Ouizguen has been co-organizer of the annual festival Rencontres Chorégraphiques in Marrakesh. Her pieces have been presented at major festivals worldwide. Bouchra Ouizguen reminds us that other forms of movement are possible without letting our feet off the ground, while continuing to build our identity and put it in permanent crisis. A tribute to resilient women, to their powerful presence, and everyday movements that change the world and make it become more beautiful and livable.
Art Direction: Bouchra Ouizguen | Cast: Bouchra Ouizguen, Kabboura Aït Hmad, Hanna Fatéma, Halima Sahmoud, Fatna Ibn El Khatyb | Lighting: Eric Wurtz | Music: Lutoslawski-Preludes and Fugue for 13 Solo Strings, Nina Simone-My Baby Just Cares For Me
June 25, 2015, Montpellier Danse Festival, France.
Premiere in Spain at the Festival Escenas do Cambio 2016