Re-claiming Space premieres every night. The performance takes shape live on stage. At the start there is a ritual and a manifesto. Cameras monitor. But above all, there is space, space to reclaim. On stage lies a white canvas, everything is open.
Every night, Khadija invites someone onto the stage she has never met on stage or in real life. A performer, writer, artist, dancer, human being... Re-claiming space by sharing space, that is the motto.
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"El Kharraz Alami is an overwhelming stage personality"Vincent Kouters - Volkskrant
Re-claiming Space is an investigation into female vulnerability and strength, and is inspired by Clarissa Pinkola Estés' The Indomitable Woman and Audre Lorde's Your Silence Will Not Protect You, among others.
Khadija's guest in Ghent is Belgian costume designer Soner Cetin. He graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Sint-Niklaas in 2011 and was since involved in more than 20 productions and exhibitions. For his designs, he often draws inspiration from ancient myths and materials that are not obvious.
Khadija El Kharraz Alami is an actress, theatre maker and performer. During her studies at the Utrecht School of the Arts, she already attracted attention with her first performances. The press has praised her powerful acting style and overwhelming stage personality. In 2018, her play Nu ben ik Medea won both the KBC Jongtheaterprijs and the audience award at the Theater aan Zee festival in Ostend. The reprise tour of this solo will resume in 2022 with performances in the Netherlands, Belgium and Sweden.
concept & performanceKhadija Al Kharraz Alami
costume design & poster designRosa Schützendorf
videoJulie De Clercq
costumesAnna Luka da Silva
dramaturgical adviceEsther Severi
productionKunstenwerkplaats de Pianofabriek
coproductionKaaitheater, Productiehuis Theater Rotterdam, NTGent, Frascati Theater
thanks tode Nederlandse Ambassade
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