W.I.T.C.H.E.S Constellation

€16 / €13 (-25/65+)
± 1h 30min

Meet the artists after the performance on 19/05

For centuries the term ‘witch’ has referred to women who – due to their intelligence, non-conformism, and independence – were considered dangerous and undesirable. In reality, it was about women who not only dared to be inspired but who were also courageous, curious, sexually liberated, and revolutionary. In recent years, the idea of witchcraft has seen a revival, mainly within the activist circles of artists, feminists, queers, and ecologists who – as a reaction to oppression – strive for a more ethical and less individualistic order of existence. This makes witchcraft today a metaphor for militant otherness. With W.I.T.C.H.E.S Constellation, choreographer/ dancer Latifa Laâbissi connects these ideas with her own practice. The evening is conceived as a kind of soirée composée in which different art forms come together: Laâbissi presents Witch noises, which is directly inspired by Mary Wigman and her Danse de la sorcière (1926), while artist-performer Paul Maheke provides a performative installation. Further, there’s a workshop with Laâbissi and researcher/curator Anna Colin. Dare to join this constellation!

See also
Workshop Alternatives sorcières with public presentation 20/05 – 18:00

Witch noises
by & with 
Latifa Laâbissi

Costume design 
Nadia Lauro

Light 
Yves Godin

Percussions 
Cookie

Sound 
Olivier Renouf

Technical direction 
Ludovic Rivière

Thanks to 
Mary Anne Santos Newhall


A Familiar Familial Place of Confusion
Conception 
Paul Maheke

In collaboration with 
Alix Maheke

With the support of 
Galerie Sultana, Chisenhale Gallery & Davidoff Arts Initiative


Presentation 
Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Charleroi danse

Production 
Figure Project

Coproduction 
Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Charleroi danse – Centre chorégraphique de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, VIADANSE (Belfort), La Passerelle (Saint-Brieuc), CN D – Pantin, CCN2 (Grenoble), Le Triangle (Rennes), ICI (Montpellier)

Residencies 
Musée de la Danse – CCNRB (Rennes), La Ménagerie de Verre as part of Studiolab

With the support of 
the French Institute & the French Embassy in Belgium, in the frame of EXTRA

Figure Project is a « Compagnie à rayonnement national et international – CERNI », with the support of the ministry of Culture - DRAC Bretagne. Figure Project has the support of Département d’Ille-et-Vilaine, Conseil Régional de Bretagne & the city of Rennes

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