Latifa Laâbissi (FR) & Manon De Boer (NL/BE)

The experience of time pervades the work of Manon de Boer. This is an extended experience of time, firmly anchored in the conditions of creation that incessantly produces a present and presence and resists a normative, functional, and productive concept of time. Her work has been exhibited internationally.

Mixing genres and redefining formats, the creations of Latifa Laâbissi bring onstage multiple off-stage/off-field elements channeling different figures and voices. Since 2011, Latifa Laäbissi has been Artistic Director of the Extension Sauvage artistic and pedagogical program and festival in rural Brittany. 

Latifa Laâbissi (FR) & Manon De Boer (NL/BE): Ghost Party

Latifa Laâbissi's 2012 performance Ecran Somnabule is based on a 1926 piece of film in which Mary Wigman dances as if in a trance. In it, Latifa prolongs Mary Wigman's movements in slow motion. Manon de Boer will film this performance by Latifa Laâbissi, as the opening scene for the film Ghost Party that they are making together.

This experimental film is a meeting of dance and film in which the artistic genealogies of choreographer Latifa Laâbissi and filmmaker Manon de Boer mingle. De-identification as the possibility of change through absorption of multiple influences is a theme in both their work. By interweaving documentary realism with associative images that evoke an unconscious or obscure space, voices, bodies and objects are transformed and deconstructed to shape the substantive theme of de-identification.

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