Radouan Mriziga Échelle Humaine / 7
For this first edition of Échelle Humaine, the Lafayette Anticipations dance festival will be teaming up with the Festival d’Automne’s Portrait of Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker. Over the course of a week, the choreographer, in the company of Andros Zins-Browne, Eleanor Bauer and Radouan Mriziga will be taking over the playing spaces of the new foundation with movement. Radouan Mriziga brings this programme to a close with 7, an epic piece for seven dancers and musicians. Taking in the entire Lafayette Anticipations building, the piece confronts moving bodies with architecture.
Radouan Mriziga approaches dance through the prism of architecture. Following precise protocols of choreographic construction, his performances make and unmake spaces for both his dancers and audiences alike. More often than no, Mriziga uses the bodies of his performers as his starting point. Putting them to use as instruments of instrument, he creates shapes on the ground which recall the tradition of islamic geometric motifs. 7 is the last installment in a choreographic trilogy that Mriziga has developed using gestures and actions of construction that generate dance. This piece brings together six dancers and one musician around the fantasy of the seven wonders of the world and their disproportionate relationship with the human body. In this group piece, Mriziga confronts moving bodies with the symbolic power of architecture. Readapted for the Lafayette Anticipations spaces, 7 takes shape via a finely-crafted choreographic progression, which embraces the venue’s spatial characteristics. It prompts the audience to continually adapt their perception of what they see before them, and to reconsider their own place within the space.
Running time: 1h10
Concept and choreography, Radouan Mriziga
Co-created and performed by Radouan Mriziga, Maïté Jeannolin, Zoltán Vakulya, Bruno Freire, Eleni-Ellada Damianou, Lana Schneider et Suhad Najm Abdullah
Visual art, Lana Schneider
Musician, Suhad Najm Abdullah
Costumes, Annabelle Locks
Dramaturgic advice, Esther Severi
Artistic advice, Alina Bilokon
Image, Maïté Álvarez
Assistant, Sara Chéu
Thanks to Jozef Wouters
Production Moussem Nomadic Arts Center (Brussels)
Distribution & Tour Management Great (Berlin - DE)
In coproduction with Kaaitheater (Brussels - BE), Kunstenfestivaldesarts (Brussels- BE), Sharjah Art Foundation (Sharjah - UAE), C-Mine cultuurcentrum Genk (Genk - BE), Vooruit (Ghent - BE), PACT Zollverein (Essen - DE). With European Network DNA (Departures and Arrivals) co-funded the Creative Europe Program of the European Union. In collaboration with : Kunstenwerkplaats Pianofabriek (Brussels - BE), Charleroi Danses Centre Chorégraphique de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles (Charleroi - BE), STUK - House for Dance, Image & Sound (Leuven - BE)
La Fondation d’entreprise Hermès is the patron of the Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker Portrait.
Partnership with France Inter