WorldFair (creation 2011) Conception Rachid Ouramdane, music by Jean-Baptiste Julien Performed by Rachid Ouramdane and Jean-Baptiste Julien Premières from May 12th to 14th – Festival EXTRA – Bonlieu, Scène Nationale d’annecy “How does an ideology embody the sensitive forms? What can authorities expect from a work of art? What are the marks left by political [...]
Interview with Rachid Ouramdane
Marlon Barrios Solano interviewed Rachid Ouramdane last May after his New York premiere of “Far” at Dance Theater Workshop. He introduces us to the complexities of identity and his urgency on creating work that transcends the individual. His experiments with multimedia reflects his vision as a political extensions of his very idiosyncratic approach to movement [...]
A journey is often the opportunity to revisit, the moment to take stock of one’s identity or rather one’s identities. Those we have inherited, those we embody in the eyes of others and those we project to ourselves, that we try to emancipate. Whether national, economic, ethnic, minority, cultural, sexual, psychological or affective, a journey brings into question all of these layers of identity, which form new configurations throughout our movements. The different faces we have often result from a negotiation between the legacy of the past and the identity that is being constructed in the present. It is during these movements that the feeling of being a FOREIGNER appears. Our assumed differences and our poor understanding of elsewhere create a place where we can rethink our perceptions. This crossroads of thought is the axis around which I have constructed this choreographic project.