BOUJLOUD, بوجلود /  MAN OF SKINS, by KENZA BERRADA

text, direction, performance

Kenza Berrada

 

sound design

Kinda Hassan

video

Maud Neve

choreography

Annabelle Chambon

in collaboration with

Cédric Charron

production

Kumquat Productions

(Laurence Larcher &

Gerco de Vroeg)

coproduction

Institut Français du Maroc / Goethe Institut Rabat-Marrakech / GMEM, Centre national de création musicale, Marseille / Le Cube, Art Center, Rabat

support

Institut Français, Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (AFAC)

duration

tbc

language

French / Arabic (Darija)

English translation/subtitles available

availability

in creation, but performance and workshops available

touring party

4 pax

transport tbc

links & downloads

> performance sheet (EN)

> dossier de diffusion (FR)

> context

> full video (password)

> HR photos (password)

> technical rider (password)

archives (non-exhaustive)

"BOUJLOUD, بوجلود / MAN OF SKINS", A PERFORMANCE BY KENZA BERRADA / CREATION 2020-2021

Boujloud (‘Man of skins’ in Darija) is an ancestral Moroccan rite in the aftermath of the sacrifice of the sheep, whose legend places its origin in a divine punishment: a man having abused women in a sacred place, is transformed into a man-animal.

 

« I didn’t think my story would be of interest to anyone. »

 

It is from this sentence, confided by Houria, that Kenza Berrada started writing a performance on the issue of abuse. She met victims of agression in Morocco, listened to them and gave them a voice and a body. The accumulation of singular voices results in the appearance of a crowd. It is a secret, yet omnipresent continent that emerges: that of those who experienced abuse.

 

In her very own way, Kenza tries to answer them, making resonate questions such as ‘how does one get oneself listened to?’, ‘is there a ‘right moment’ to tell, and to be heard?’, and many others.

ARTIST'S NOTE >

THE CHARACTERS >

BOUJLOUD, THE MYTH >

EXTRACTS >

SOUND CONCEPT > (password required)
WORKSHOPS > (password required)

THE TEAM >

CALENDAR

 

6 - 10 April 2020 / residency // Théâtre National de Bordeaux en Aquitaine (postponed)

14 June 2020 / Presentation work in progress // École des Beaux-arts, Casablanca (postponed)

29 August 2020 / performance and workshops // Festival Atlas electronics, Marrakech (postponed)

October 2020 / performance and workshops // Centre d’art Le Cube, Rabat (postponed)

October 2020 / translation to darija (in Morocco spoken arabic)
26 - 31 October 2020 / residency at GMEM, Centre national de création musicale, Marseille

Premiere: 28 November 2020 / Goethe Institut de Rabat

Spring 2021 : tour in Morocco

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