New York Premiere
Sat, Sep 30
at 12 & 4pm
Sun, Oct 1 at 3pm
Corbeaux (Crows) is a hypnotic, site-specific living sculpture that interrupts and transforms public spaces. Dark silhouettes of women emerge from the shadows and silently fan out across the Brooklyn Museum’s Beaux-Arts Court. Moroccan performers are joined by a local cast of New Yorkers for this frenzied, full-body performance. Forming alchemical arrangements, they move again and again, erupting into an immersive chorus of piercing sounds and rhythmic cries, making all notions of time and space disappear.
A Compagnie O production. Co-produced by the Service de Coopération et d’Action Culturelle de l’Ambassade de France in Rabat, with the support of the French Institute in Marrakech. Show created in February 2014 for the Marrakech Contemporary Art Biennial.
Free with museum admission
200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn
Presented in partnership with the Brooklyn Museum, Abrons Arts Center, and Movement Research.
Supported by Hermès Foundation within the framework of the New Settings Program; the French Institute in Paris; the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States; FUSED: French-US Exchange in Dance, a program of the New England Foundation for the Arts' National Dance Project; and FACE Foundation, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the Florence Gould Foundation, and the French Ministry of Culture and Communication.
About the Artist
Moroccan dancer and choreographer Bouchra Ouizguen lives and works in Marrakech where she has championed and developed dance since 1998. A self-taught performer, she founded her own company, O, in 2010. Her interest in societal issues and the visual and popular arts in her country inform her body of work, which encompasses sound, performance and video. She presented Madame Plaza and HA! as part of Crossing the Line Festival 2010 and 2013.