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Today Is a Beautiful Day

Dance performance with subtle treatment of violence

Dance performance with subtle treatment of violence

Today Is a Beautiful Day seeks to resonate on in our bodies long after we have left the theatre. In this solo piece Youness Aboulakoul investigates the impact of violence on our bodies; its movement in a never-ending chain of actions in continuous transformation. How violence stores itself, spirals and vibrates in our bodies. Memories are like invisible imprints, often kept alive in embodied gestures and patterns of movement. What is the substance of violence? How can we grasp its ephemeral nature as it constantly changes shape and appearance?

In a dark room Aboulakoul experiments with the possible contours of violence, articulating its shapes and forms. Today Is a Beautiful Day is an eternal beginning, the movement of violence into our consciousness. Powerful yet curiously fragile, a stage for its own unraveling.

Note: the performance will include light and flash effects.

concept, choreography & performance Youness Aboulakoul external eye Youness Atbane lighting design Omar Boukdeir media design Jeronimo Roe sound design Youness Aboulakoul dramaturgical advise Gabrielle Cram production Cie Ayoun co-production ICI-CNN Montpellier, Les Subsistances, Institut Français du Maroc, CNN Roubaix, CCN Belfort, Dancing on the Edge/Het Huis Utrecht residencies Charleroi Danse, L’Uzine Casablanca supporter l’Association Beaumarchais-SACD
world premiere duration 45 min language no problem

photo © Jeronimo Roe