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27Sep/17

CROSSING THE LINE: CORBEAUX (CROWS)

(photo c Hasnae-El-Ouarga)

Bouchra Ouizguen’s Compagnie O Marrake will perform the New York premiere of Corbeaux (Crows) at the Brooklyn Museum this weekend (photo © Hasnae-El-Ouarga)

Brooklyn Museum, Beaux-Arts Court
200 Eastern Parkway at Washington St.
Saturday, September 30, 12 noon & 4:00, and Sunday, October 1, 3:00, free with museum admission of $6 to $20
212-864-5400
www.brooklynmuseum.org
crossingthelinefestival.org

Moroccan dancer and choreographer Bouchra Ouizguen returns to FIAF’s Crossing the Line Festival this weekend with the New York premiere of the site-specific Corbeaux (Crows), reconfigured for the Brooklyn Museum’s Beaux-Arts Court. Ouizguen, who previously presented Madame Plaza at CTL 2010 and HA! at CTL 2013, made the piece for her Compagnie O as a one-time-only performance at the Marrakech train station for the 2014 Biennale of Contemporary Art, but it proved so popular that it has since made its way across the globe and finally comes to Brooklyn. “Corbeaux is one of the shows that enchants me the most because everything remains to be done. That is, even if it has been created, I have the impression each time that there are still things beyond my control. I wanted to give the sensation that it was taking place here in front of you and that it had not been prepared,” Ouizguen said in an October 2016 interview with Fondation d’entreprise Hermès. The work will feature an all-women ensemble in tight-fitting black costumes and white cloths knotted around their heads, weaving through the columns of the grand court, initially in silence, as human conceptions of time and space disappear. A kind of living sculpture, Corbeaux (Crows) is being staged September 30 at 12 noon and 4:00 and on October 1 at 3:00, free with museum admission.

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