SHAPERS was presented as a work in progress during the 12th edition of the international festival of contemporary dance, On Marche, as a ‘carte blanche’, following an artistic residency at Espace Darja in Casablanca.
The performance took place on the Jemaa El Fnaa square in Marrakesh, a large central public square in the medina known for its performances of street artists and storytellers.
The artist Elsa Menad, a member of the SHAPERS team as a volunteer in Alexandria, created drawings based on the performance and choreography, which she then combined with photographs.
Espace Darja [Casablanca, Morocco] founded by choreographer Meryem Jazouli, is a place for artistic residencies and cultural experimentation, locally known as a platform for dialogue, encounters, and performances. Its aim is to develop contemporary dance in Morocco. www.espacedarja.com