Corbeaux by Bouchra Ouizguen
We’re excited to be part of Shubbak, London’s largest biennial festival of contemporary Arab culture, for the first time to support the UK premiere of the performance Corbeaux by Bouchra Ouizguen.
Corbeaux will take place on Friday 14 July, 8 and 9:30pm, at the Serpentine Galleries and Saturday 15 July 2017, 2 and 5pm at Tate Modern.
Drawing from Persian literature from 9th – 11th Century and memories of long trance nights in Marrakech, this intense performance of movement and sound interrupts and takes possession of public spaces. A group of women emerge, silently they arrive, then come to a halt; forming geometric alchemical arrangements they move again and again now accompanied by their piercing sounds and extraordinary cries. Corbeaux is performed by ten women from Morocco and up to ten local performers, brought together by Serpentine Galleries to work with Bouchra Ouizguen for the London performances.
Corbeaux was commissioned by Marrakech Biennale 2014 for the city’s railway station, and has since toured internationally including the Kunstenfestivaldesarts (Brussels), Kampnagel (Hamburg), Home Works (Beirut) and The Louvre in Paris.
This event is presented in partnership with Serpentine Galleries and Tate Modern. Supported by: Bagri Foundation, British Council, Fluxus Art Projects, Embassy of The Kingdom of Morocco UK and Amal – A Said Foundation Project. We are proud to support this event to raise awareness of contemporary Arab culture.
Bouchra Ouizguen is an award-winning Moroccan dancer and choreographer. She co-founded ANANIA, a contemporary dance company in Marrakech in 2002 with Taoufiq Izeddiou and created her own company, Company O in 2010. Her interests in society, visual arts and traditional Moroccan arts inform her practice and Bouchra has presented her work around the world, for instance at the prestigious Festival Montpellier Danse, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, FIAF Crossing the Line Festival, New York, and since 2007, Ouizguen has been a co-organizer of the annual festival Recontres Chorégraphiques in Marrakech.