Radouan Mriziga / A7la5
26.11 – 28.11.2020
Please note: this show has been cancelled to help contain the spread of the new coronavirus.
Tafukt / The Sun / Athena is a dance solo, and the first part in a trilogy focusing on the semantics and mythologies of the Imazighen, the indigenous people of North Africa. Each part is devised for one dancer and centres on female figures who are guardians of the transmission of Amazigh knowledge. The goddess Athena, linking the cultures and histories on either side of the Mediterranean basin, lies at the heart of Tafukt / The Sun / Athena. Lake Tritonis, located in what is now Libya, was Athena’s birthplace before she was adopted by the Greeks on the other side of the Mediterranean. While history books essentially focus on the Greeks, Egyptians and Arabs, the Imazighen are largely ignored and marginalised, despite the fundamental role they played in the region. Can performance function as a tool of resistance? In Tafukt / The Sun / Athena, Radouan Mriziga seeks to create a space for reflections on the past in order to strive for a more inclusive future.
• Choreographer and dancer Radouan Mriziga was trained in Marrakech and Tunisia before moving to Brussels to continue his training at PARTS. Since 2014, he has been supported by the Nomadic Arts Centre Moussem. He is currently an artist-in-residence at Kaaitheater.
concept & choreography Radouan Mriziga | scenography Radouan Mriziga & Estelle Gautier | dance & performance Maïté Jeannolin | artistic assistant Sondos Belhassen | costume design Lila John | poems and songs Nisrine Mbarki, Dorothée Munyaneza, Hindi Zahra & Popytirz | music El Hit by Dj VAN, Pain by Krtas Nssa & Awache N-haha | light design Estelle Gautier | dramaturgical support and text editing Esther Severi | research support Hajar Ibnouthen & Esther Severi | text references Manifesto for Good Living/Buen Viver by Boaventura de Sousa Santos |production A7LA5 | tour management, promotion & distribution Something Great | co-production Kaaitheater, Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Moussem Nomadisch Kunstencentrum, PACT Zollverein, Alkantara, deSingel & Parallèle / L’Officina and Kanuti Gildi SAAL/ SAAL Biennaal festival within the frame of MORE THAN THIS – Creative Europe | with the support of De Vlaamse Overheid | thanks to Kunstencentrum BUDA