Corbeaux was performed by ten women from Morocco and ten from London, brought together in a series of workshops. Forming geometric alchemical arrangements, the performers made piercing sounds and extraordinary cries in a stirring display of movement and sound.
This event was part of Shubbak 2017 and was supported by: Bagri Foundation, British Council, Fluxus Art Projects, Embassy of The Kingdom of Morocco UK and Amal – A Said Foundation Project. Shubbak 2017 principal partners: A. M. Qattan Foundation, British Council and Arab Fund for Arts and Culture – AFAC. Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England
Bouchra Ouizguen is an award-winning Moroccan dancer and choreographer who lives and works in Marrakech, where she has been developing the local dance scene for nearly 20 years. She is self-taught and has been an oriental dancer since she was 16. Her first experimental pieces, such as Ana Ounta or Mort et moi, were inspired by her interests in cinema, literature and music. She co-founded the Anania association in 2002 with Taoufiq Izeddiou and has worked with Mathilde Monnier, Bernardo Montet, Boris Charmatz and Alain Buffard before she founded her own company, Company O. Her interests in society, visual arts and popular arts in her country inform her work, where multiple forms emerge through the use of sound, performance and video.
Park Nights is the Serpentine’s experimental, interdisciplinary live platform, programmed for the Galleries’ annual architectural commission, the Serpentine Pavilion.