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Ayur


Artist: Radouan Mriziga
Country: Belgium / Morocco
Type: Dance / Performance
Year of creation: 2019

In the 19th century racism, colonialism, anti-Semitism patriarchy, and nationalism were decisive in shaping societies and knowledge production. In this time, every kind of indigenous or popular knowledge that did not correspond to the ‘civilized’, was consistently destroyed. These erased narratives still influence our present towards local and global contexts.

Ayur (The Moon) is the second part of a new trilogy by Radouan Mriziga that will be developed between 2019 and 2021 based on Amazigh female epistemologies. Ayur / Tanit, goddess, associated with the moon in the punic Carthage, is a solo by and with Tunisian dancer Sondos Belhassen, based on texts written by the poet Lilia Ben Romdhane and the rapper Mahdi Chammen “Massi”.


CREDITS 

Concept and Choreography  
Radouan Mriziga

By and with
Sondos Belhassen

Support to the Research on Amazigh
Hajar Ibnouthen

Texts 
Lilia Ben Romdhane
Mehdi Chammem « Massi »

Music
Mehdi Chammem « Massi »

Costumes
Anissa Aida

Space
Radouan Mriziga in collaboration with Flayou

Architect
Flayou

Video
Pragma Studio

Artistic Assistant  
Maïté Jeannolin

Production
Dream City 

in co-production with
L’Art Rue
Moussem
Festival de Marseille
A7TLA5

Distribution
Something Great


Production Assistant
Synda Jebali

Traductions
Marwa Manaï
Lilia Ben Romdhan
Mahdi Chammem

Supported by
Fondation DOEN
i-Portunus
Mairie de Tunis

Technical partner
SYBEL Light & Sound

Thanks to
DEBO
Cyrine Boujila
Nawal Laroui
Leila Sebai
Manel Mahdouani
Mohamed Khalfallah
Zoubeir Mouhli
Wajdi Borji
Mehdi Ben Temessek
Ghilen Agrebi


Photographs: Ayur © Pol Guillard