In his new performance, 3600, a choreography for four dancers, Radouan Mriziga approaches dance from an architectural perspective, with the body as central instrument for the performance.
3600 is a search for a linear and transparent structured choreography. A construction where the movement and narratives are distilled from the act of constructing visual objects. Where the body is used as a measurement tool. 3600 seconds of no separation between the body, spirit, and the intellect. A space where the dancers and performers become craftsman and architects. Inspired by modern architecture and Islamic art where the objects produced are a perfect meeting between aesthetics and function, where art is mathematically precise, aesthetically pleasing and symbolic.
3600 is a space where we perform all what we construct and the constructed is our performance.
concept and choreography
made and performed with
MARIA FERREIRA SILVA, MAÏTÉ JEANNOLIN, KARL SAKS & RADOUAN MRIZIGA
production Moussem Nomadic Arts Centre | co-production Kaaitheater (Brussel) Vooruit (Gent) in the frame of the European Network DNA (Departures and Arrivals) / Co-funded by the Creative Europe Program of the European Union.
C-mine (Genk), Tanzquartier Wien (Vienna), Villa Manin / CSS Teatro (Udine)
In collaboration with Marrakech Biennale 6 (Marrakech), Alkantara (Lisbon) Short Theatre (Rome) Kunstenwerkplaats Pianofabriek (Brussel), WP Zimmer (Antwerp) Charleroi Danses, Centre chorégraphique de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles (Charleroi)
55 (55 min)
What information does the artist wish to share with the spectator? Do you provide a lot or a little information? And what are you trying to achieve by this: do you want to convey the meaning of the work or in fact keep it vague? In his solo, the choreographer and dancer Radouan Mriziga constantly plays with the perspective and expectations of the spectator. He sets himself several basic tasks. By carrying them out, he creates ‘forms’, but he also puts himself in an increasingly complex situation. 55 is the first creation by the Moroccan choreographer and dancer Radouan Mriziga. He studied dance in Morocco, Tunisia and France, and also at PARTS. Since 2008 he has lived and worked in Brussels. He has also danced in Half elf zomeravond(Bart Meuleman, Toneelhuis) and Re: Zeitung (Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker). He is artist in residence at the Moussem ‘nomadic’ arts centre, which in its activities reflects on the impact of globalization caused by old and new migratory flows.
concept and performance Radouan Mriziga
production Moussem Nomadic Arts Centre
co-production C-mine (Genk), WP Zimmer (Antwerpen)
in collaboration with Cultuurcentrum Berchem, Pianofabriek (Brussel), O Espaço do Tempo (Portugal), STUK (Leuven)
Radouan Mriziga born the in 1985 in Marrakesh, Morocco. Since movement in the biggest meaning of the word has always been his highest interest, he started taking contemporary dance classes at the age of eighteen. Since 2005 he has been in a continuous collaboration of bodywork with Jacques Garros (Centre Lafaurie Monbadon, Bordeaux) and in 2006 he went to Tunisia to study dance at the CMDC (Mediterranean Center of Contemporary Dance). After this he continued his movement studies in France through different workshops and classes and started his studies at P.A.R.T.S (Performing Arts Research and Training Studios), Brussels, in 2008. He graduated in 2012. Since 2008 he is based Brussels, Belgium and working there as a maker and dancer. He has performed in Half elf zomeravond(Bart Meuleman, Toneelhuis) and Re: Zeitung (Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker) and created and performed in, a piece by José Paulo Dos Santos, Mohamed Toukabri, Radouan Mriziga and Youness Khoukhou. Currently is is working for Claire Croize and Simon Tangy (Action Scenique) for their new dance productions and is I resident artist at Moussem Nomadic Art Centre.