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Can choreography reconcile us with repressed histories? Discover how at the Columbus premiere of Akal, a solo work choreographed by Radouan Mriziga and performed by Dorothée Munyaneza.
Akal is the final piece of Mriziga’s trilogy inspired by the Amazigh people of North Africa, whose long-ignored oral culture, he believes, contains the seed of a new future. Each piece of his trilogy focuses on mythological female figures who embody and protect Amazigh culture. The muse in Akal (meaning “earth” in the Amazigh language) is the ancient Egyptian goddess Neith, who guides the souls of the dead through the underworld.
Mriziga celebrates Neith’s strength in Akal through rituals, traditional dances, architecture, storytelling, song, poetry, and rap performed by the Rwandan choreographer, dancer, and singer Dorothée Munyaneza. In this vital new work, the pair create an intimate choreographic space to dream of a more inclusive future through a new look at the past. Mriziga made his Columbus debut at the Wex in 2019 with the finely crafted architectural work 7.
Radouan Mriziga, Akal, photo: Senda Jebali.
Radouan Mriziga is a Brussels-based choreographer and dancer from Marrakech. After studying dance in Morocco, Tunisia, and France, Mriziga graduated from P.A.R.T.S. (Performing Arts Research and Training Studios) in Brussels. He soon began to develop and tour his own creations worldwide, exploring the relationship between movement, construction, and composition. Focusing on human beings as the makers of their surroundings, Mriziga’s choreographies forge links between the body in motion, the expression of form in everyday materials, and the architecture of our built environment. He was an artist-in-residence at the Kaaitheater in Brussels from 2017 to 2021, and he is currently in residence at deSingel in Antwerp until 2024.
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