Radouan Mriziga [MA/BE] fABULEUS, hetpaleis & Moussem Nomadisch Kunstencentrum
8.2. by choreographer Radouan Mriziga was inspired by an old love: rap music. Along with seven young performers, he researched everything that makes rap unique: the rhythm, the flow, the statements and gestures, and its history from the grandmasters to Kendrick Lamar. In 8.2, they attempt to capture the essence of a style of music that transcends musical trends and survives across generations – and which constantly reinvents itself.
• Radouan Mriziga studied dance in Tunisia and at PARTS in Brussels. His performances explore the relationships between movement, construction and composition, bodies and architecture. He is currently an artist-in-residence at Moussem Nomadic Arts Centre and Kaaitheater. His solo 55 and the group works 3600 and 7 each premièred here. During Performatik19, he presented 0.KANAL at KANAL – Centre Pompidou.
‘The seven dancers are beautiful to watch, in all their surrender, diversity and colourful outfits. Along with choreographer Radouan Mriziga, they brewed a fascinating medley, full of rap flows and moves.’ – DE STANDAARD
‘Here, rap is a vehicle for, or even the expression of the preoccupations of a generation.’ – ETCETERA
choreography, concept & form Radouan Mriziga | with Tars Couvreur, Amina Iddrisu, Mimbi Lubansu, Ebe Meynckens, Nick Van de Velde, Julie Van Minnebruggen & Sadie Vermeiren | choreography assistance Maïté Jeannolin | costumes Lila John | production hetpaleis, f ABULEUS & Moussem Nomadic Arts Centre | co-production STUK | support the Flemish Community, the province of Antwerp, the cities of Antwerp, Leuven & Brussels | tax shelter from the Belgian Federal Government, tax shelter fundraising by Casa Kafka Pictures Tax Shelter Empowered by Belfius/Isabelle Molhant