Khadija El Kharraz Alami

Re-claiming Space

Re-claiming Space
Re-claiming Space

09.10 – 10.10.2020

Each evening Khadija El Kharraz Alami invites somebody else on stage. A performer, artist, actor, writer, human being, dancer... always a woman. You witness their first meeting. Re-claiming Space is an exploration of the space of womanhood and how to transcend it. In this performance, Khadija manifests womanly beauty, vulnerability, unheard voices, physicality, and neglected feminine perspectives. 'I'm re-claiming space by sharing space.' The exploration is inspired, among other things, by Women Who Run with the Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estés and Your Silence Will Not Protect You by Audre Lorde. Khadija’s work process is characterized by leaving certain things undetermined, so the performance takes shape onstage.

• Khadija El Kharraz Alami grew up in Amsterdam and, free from all convention and predictability, she forged her way to a place in the Dutch theatre landscape. Her productions persistently question perspectives – as well as the position that she has now attained. Last year, she presented the solo Now I am Medea at the Kaaistudios, which won her the KBC Young Theatre Prize at Theater Aan Zee. In the series Re-claiming Space, she is now working on her own staging of The Waves by Virginia Woolf.


concept Khadija El Kharraz Alami | guests Oksana Sankova (first evening), Renata Lamenza (second evening) | design Rosa Schützendorf | video Julie De Clercq | sculpture Matt Burgess | dramaturgical advice Esther Severi | production kunstenwerkplaats | coproduction kunstenwerkplaats, Kaaitheater, Frascati, Productiehuis Theater Rotterdam en NTGent | with the support of the Dutch Embassy

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'It is time to 're-claim' my own space'

in conversation with Khadija El Kharraz Alami

'It is time to 're-claim' my own space'
'It is time to 're-claim' my own space'

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Thu 01.10.20

On 9 and 10 oktober, Khadija El Kharraz Alami presents at Kaaitheater the performative research performance Re-claiming Space – a preliminary study for a new project about Virginia Woolf’s The Waves. Alami: ‘I just want to show what I define as beautiful, powerful, and vulnerable.’