Photographs: Tafukt © Estelle Valente, 2020. Courtesy of São Luiz Teatro Municipal, Alkantara Festival 2020.
In Tafukt, Mriziga combines traditional Amazigh dance with contemporary choreography to create a powerful tool of resistance. He reclaims the figure of Athena, who is usually portrayed as a white, European goddess, as an Imazighen goddess, restoring her place in the region’s history and giving her a voice. By re-appropriating her, Mriziga is able to make a statement about the marginalisation of the Imazighen and the importance of including their stories in the official narrative. Through his work, Mriziga is able to imagine a more inclusive future, one in which the Imazighen are no longer sidelined but proudly take their place in the region’s history and culture.
Concept & choreography
Radouan Mriziga & Estelle Gautier
Dance & performance
Maïté Minh Tâm Jeannolin
Poems and songs
Nisrine Mbarki, Dorothée Munyaneza, Hindi Zahra & Popytirz
El Hit by Dj VAN, Pain by Krtas Nssa & Awache N-haha
Dramaturgical support and text editing
Hajar Ibnouthen & Esther Severi
Manifesto for Good Living/Buen Viver by Boaventura de Sousa Santos
Kaaitheater, Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Moussem Nomadisch Kunstencentrum, PACT Zollverein, Alkantara, deSingel & Parallèle / L’Officina and Kanuti Gildi SAAL/ SAAL Biennaal festival within the frame of MORE THAN THIS – Creative Europe
With the support of
De Vlaamse Overheid