Radouan Mirziga © Bea Borges
Tafukt ( The Sun)
A new creation by Radouan Mriziga
Premiere: May 2020, Kunstenfestivaldesarts (BE)
Racism, colonialism, antisemitism and nationalism: in the 19th century, all these ‘isms’ contributed to shaping society. Every kind of indigenous or popular knowledge that did not correspond to the prevailing ‘civilized’ frameworks was systematically destroyed. These erased narratives continue to influence the way we relate to the world today.
Tafukt/The Sun/Athena is a new creation by Radouan Mriziga, a solo performed by Maïté Jeannolin, and the first part of a trilogy focused on epistemologies and mythologies of the Tamazigh – the indigenous population of Northern Africa.
Tafukt centres on three female goddesses that unite culture and history: Neith, Tanit and Athena. Lake Tritonis in Libya is said to be the birthplace of Athena, before the Greeks adopted her on the other side of the Mediterranean. An exploration of these epistemologies brings history’s blind spots to light. How can we challenge the current canon? Can performance function as a tool of resistance? In Tafukt, Radouan Mriziga seeks to create a space for reflections on the past in order to strive for a more inclusive future.
Concept, Choreography and Set
Performed by Maïté Jeannolin
Costume Design Lila John
Music and Sound Design to be announced
Light Design to be announced
Dramaturgy Esther Severi
Amazigh Research Support
Production A7LA5 (Brussels - BE)
Management and Distribution
Something Great ( Berlin - DE)
Alkantara (Lisbon - PT)
Moussem ( Brussels - BE)
PACT Zollverein (Essen - DE)
Kaaitheater (Brussels - BE)
Kunstenfestivaldesarts ( Brussels - BE)