Radouan Mriziga (Something Great)

“7” by Radouan Mriziga

The ultimate wonder of the world

Each era has its wonders of the world, the idea of an impossibility that is nevertheless constructed, bigger and more impressive that anything the world has known. These architectural and artistic tours de force mark the victory of man over his physical limits and the laws of nature. But isn’t the human body that has devised and made these imposing wonders even more wondrous? Isn’t it more mysterious and more beautiful than the giants we are surrounding ourselves by? How does the body behave to the gigantic architectures of our environment and how would they change when we start to think from the body again? Once again, the relationship between dance, construction and architecture is at the heart of Radoaun Mriziga’s work. In a precise and refined choreography, in this piece Radouan Mriziga confronts the beauty of the moving body with the geometric power of architecture and sculpture. 7 heads off on a quest for the world’s ultimate miracle: the human body.


Concept / Choreography: Radouan Mriziga

Co-created and performed by: Radouan Mriziga, Maïté Jeannolin, Zoltán Vakulya, Bruno Freire, Eleni-Ellada Damianou, Lana Schneider, Suhad Najm Abdullah

Visual artist: Lana Schneider

Musician: Suhad Najm Abdullah

Costume: Annabelle Locks
Dramaturgical advice: Esther Severi
Artistic advice: Alina Bilokon
Image: Maïté Álvarez
Assistant: Sara Chéu
Thanks to: Jozef Wouters

Production: Moussem Nomadic Arts Center (Brussels – BE)

Distribution: Something Great (www.somethinggreat.de)

Tour Management: René Dombrowski (www.somethinggreat.de)

Co-production Kaaitheater (Brussels – BE), Kunstenfestivaldesarts (Brussels- BE), Sharjah Art Foundation (Sharjah – UAE), C-Mine cultuurcentrum Genk (Genk – BE), Vooruit (Ghent – BE), PACT Zollverein (Essen – DE) In the context of European Network DNA (Departures and Arrivals) co-funded by the Creative Europe Program of the European Union In collaboration with: Kunstenwerkplaats Pianofabriek (Brussels – BE), Charleroi Danses Centre Chorégraphique de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles (Charleroi – BE), STUK – House for Dance, Image & Sound (Leuven – BE)

Tour Dates

22. + 23.09.2018 7 by Radouan Mriziga , Lafayette Anticipations as part of the program Echelle Humaine / Festival d’Automne à Paris , PARIS (FR)
25. + 26.05.2018 7 by Radouan Mriziga, Alkantara Festival 2018 – Teatro Municipal Sao Luiz, LISBON (PT)
28.04.2018 7 by Radouan Mriziga at PACT Zollverein (Performing Arts Choreographisches Zentrum NRW), ESSEN (DE)

“55” by Radouan Mriziga

an architectural form playing with expectations

’55’ is the first creation by choreographer and dancer Radouan Mriziga, and the first part of a trilogy produced by Moussem Nomadic Arts Centre, in which he examines the relationship between dance and architecture and portrayes man as a balancing act between mind, body and spirit. The second part of the trilogy ‘3600’ was created in 2016. The third part ‘7’ premiered at the Kunstenfestivaldesarts in 2017. Since then.

What makes 55 so unique is Mriziga’s specific dance language: a confrontation between corporeality and strict concepts, and between the sensual and the rational. Using his own body as a measure, he creates an architectural form. For him, dance or movement is a way of achieving something different. Slowly and securely, he sets to work, subtly playing with your expectations. In this piece, his background and various different influences come together to create a fascinating hybrid.


Concept and performance: Radouan Mriziga
Assistance: Alina Bilokon
Acknowledgements: Moussem team, Alina Bilokon, Youness Khoukhou, Bart Meuleman, Steven De Belder

Production: Moussem Nomadic Arts Centre (Brussels-BE)

Distribution: Something Great (www.somethinggreat.de)

Tour Management: René Dombrowski (www.somethinggreat.de)

Co-production C-mine (Genk – BE), WP Zimmer (Antwerp – BE) In collaboration with Cultuurcentrum Berchem (Berchem – BE), Pianofabriek (Saint-Gilles – BE), O Espaço do Tempo (Montemor-o-Novo – PT), STUK – House for Dance, Image and Sound (Leuven – BE)

Tour Dates

25.09.2018 55 by Radouan Mriziga, Città delle 100 scale festival, POTENZA (IT)
07.09.2018 55 by Radouan Mriziga, Festival Danza Urbana, BOLOGNA (IT)
24.06.2018 55 by Radouan Mriziga, Fête de la Musique à Genève / ADC- Association pour la Danse Contemporaine, GENEVA (CH)
21. + 22.06.2018 55 by Radouan Mriziga, Armunia / Inequilibrio – Festival di teatro e danza contemporanea,CASTIGLIONCELLO (IT)
29.03.2018 55 by Radouan Mriziga, Museo civico di Palazzo Chiericati – Musei Civici Vicenza, VICENZA (IT)