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Me, Myself and I

Events 10/6€


  • Nancy Spero Hall

Meryem Jazoula


German première

Folkah! initiates a body language invented from a danced heritage. The project dawned from the desire to unite two feminine figures around a shared folklore, both danced and sung. Starting from a Sahara dance (the Guedra) to (re)invent a new story for history. Charged with heavy symbolism, the Guedra traditionally mirrors epic tales or courteous poems; it portrays an entire people through precise fingers and eyes movements.

Here, the performers weave other links, other extensions and overflows aiming at a deconstruction of this dance. They unveil their bodies and presences somewhere in between dream and unconscious, memory and transmission.

A co-operation of Espace Darja – Casablanca (Marokko), 
Goethe-Institut Marokko
, Afrikayna – Fonds Africa Art Lines pour la mobilité, Moussem-Centre des arts nomades (Belgien). Residenzen: Festival Caravane Tighmert (Marokko), 
HELLERAU – Europäisches Zentrum der Künste Dresden, Ecole des Sables – Toubab Dialaw (Senegal), 

L'Uzine Fondation TAT Casablanca (Marokko), 
Centro Cultural de Belém Lisabon (Portugal).

Europäisches Zentrum der Künste Dresden