Theatre & Dance
29 January 2022–30 January 2022

Ayur

By Radouan Mriziga

29 January 2022–30 January 2022 | Part of Quoz Arts Fest

Starts 29 January 2022

Ends 30 January 2022

Venue Alserkal Avenue

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Brussels-based Moroccan choreographer Radouan Mriziga presents the second part in his trilogy centred around the knowledge of the Imazighen people of North Africa. Inspired by the ancient Carthegean moon goddess Tanit, “Ayur” is a solo created for Tunisian choreographer and performer Sondos Belhassen. A female guardian of longlost wisdom, she passes in and out of a porous dome, speaking words by poet Lilia Ben Romdhane and rapper Mahdi Chammen. In a silvershaded interweaving of dance, text and architecture, she summons the past while searching for a more inclusive future.

29 January, 6pm, Warehouse A1

30 January, 5pm & 8pm, Warehouse A1

Radouan Mriziga (1985) is a choreographer from Marrakech based in Brussels. After finishing his studies at P.A.R.T.S., Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s dance school in Brussels, he created his first solo 55 (2014), followed by 3600 (2016), 7 (2017) and the 0.-series (2019), performances in which he addressed dance through the prism of architecture and that have been touring across the world. Since 2019, Radouan is developing a new trilogy of works inspired by the culture and history of the Amazigh, the original inhabitants of North Africa. From 2017 until 2021, he is an artist-in-residence at the Kaaitheater in Brussels, and from 2021 until 2025 at deSingel in Antwerp.

A coproduction of the Kanal Foundation - Brussels

Sondos Belhassen is a Tunisian choreographer, dancer and dance teacher. She constructs her work around all kinds of experiences, somewhere between dance and film. She is also a dance teacher, working at El Teatro since 1998, at the national circus school and at the drama school of the National Theatre of Tunisia. She undertakes choreographic research alongside Malek Sebaï and Patricia Triki. The three of them create pieces, installations and performances, two of which were created for the Dream City festival: Manel wu Sawssen in 2007 and La prison des délits de cœur in 2010.