Radouan Mriziga [MA/BE]
24.01 – 23.11.2017
The sensual and the rational
55 is the very first piece that the Moroccan choreographer Radouan Mriziga has created himself. The piece premiered in 2014 at Kaaistudios and was also performed during Kunstenfestivaldesarts in 2015. Since then, Mriziga has been touring with this solo all over the world.
What makes 55 so unique is Mriziga’s specific dance language: a confrontation between corporeality and strict concepts, and between the sensual and the rational. Using his own body as a measure, he creates an architectural form. For him, dance or movement is a way of achieving something different. Slowly and securely, he sets to work, subtly playing with your expectations. In this piece, his background and various different influences come together to create a fascinating hybrid.
• After studying dance in Morocco, Tunisia and France, Radouan Mriziga graduated from PARTS. He now lives and works in Brussels. Last season at Kaaistudios, he staged 3600, which follows on from 55 as the second part of a trilogy. The final piece, 7, will be performed later this season. He is artist-in-residence at the Kaaitheater.
concept and performance Radouan Mriziga | production Moussem Nomadic Arts Centre | co-production C-mine (Genk), WP Zimmer (Antwerpen) | in collaboration with Cultuurcentrum Berchem, Pianofabriek (Brussel), O Espaço do Tempo (Portugal), STUK (Leuven)