Bouchra Ouizguen’s Madame Plaza
|Organization||French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF)||
|Address||22 East 60th Street, New York, NY, United States|
|Start||September 22, 2010|
|End||September 23, 2010|
A unique event, part performance, part intimate revelation, Madame Plaza by Moroccan choreographer and performer Bouchra Ouizguen makes its U.S. premiere this fall in New York, presented by the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF), in partnership with Danspace Project. Madame Plaza is part of FIAF’s Crossing the Line 2010, conceived as a platform to present vibrant new works by a diverse range of transdisciplinary artists working in France and New York City.
In Madame Plaza, Ouizguen joins with three traditional Morrocan Aïta singers, creating a potent and engaging framework to address their corporal freedom through a tradition of songs, incantations, and dances, utilizing their singular and bewitching chants and gentle hip-swing. The Aïta is a call or an appeal, blending sensuality with a deeper search for truth and meaning, and evoking the ancestral memory of a rural world, complete with its heroes, mythical figures, and legends.