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Khadija El Kharraz Alami Re-Claiming Space


Khadija El Kharraz Alami Re-Claiming Space

It Takes a City festival performance
FR 09.02 19:30
SA 10.02 19:30

Each evening Khadija El Kharraz Alami invites somebody else on stage. A performer, artist, actor, writer, human being, dancer... You witness their first meeting.

'Re-Claiming Space' creates space and attention for the unknown aspects of female energy and reflects on how to deepen it. In this performance, Khadija manifests womanly beauty, vulnerability, unheard voices, physicality, and neglected feminine perspectives. 'I'm re-claiming space by sharing space.' The exploration is inspired, among other things, by 'Women Who Run with the Wolves' by Clarissa Pinkola Estés and 'Your Silence Will Not Protect You' by Audre Lorde. Khadija’s work process is characterized by leaving certain things undetermined, so the performance takes shape onstage. 

language | English 
duration | 90 min.
this show contains nudity


FR 09.02
Valeria Secchi (1992, she/they) is a dancer/performer/maker, born and raised in Sardinia (IT). Currently based in Antwerp, since 2021 they work as an artist mainly between Belgium and Italy. As a maker is developing a movement research in relationship to bio-materials made out of wasted food by the visual artist Giulia Cauti. Thus, looking for a political body in constant transformation and acceptance of the multiple identities that inhabit it. Since 2023 they teach improvisation at the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp and they became a member of the trajectory for new makers 'Platform in De Maak'. 


SA 10.02
Amina Abouelghar is a dancer and performer based between Brussels and Cairo. She graduated from the Cairo Contemporary Dance Center. She co-created the dance duet 'Nafaq' and has been working and collaborating with different mediums and artists, such as filmmakers, musicians, and theatremakers. Her latest work titled 'Young Dreams' premiered in 'NEXT Festival' which reflects on memory and storytelling through dance. Abouelghar is often intrigued by humor, groove, and storytelling. 


Khadija El Kharraz Alami grew up in Amsterdam and, free from all convention and predictability, she forged her way to a place in the Dutch theatre landscape. Her productions persistently question perspectives – as well as the position that she has now attained. Previously, she presented the solo 'Now I am Medea' at the Kaaistudios, which won her the KBC Young Theatre Prize at Theater Aan Zee. The series 'Re-claiming Space',started as a research for her performance 'The Waves' (2022).


concept | Khadija El Kharraz Alami
design | Rosa Schützendorf 
costume design | Octavia de Buysscher
video | Julie De Clercq 
sculpture | Matt Burgess
dramaturgical advice | Esther Severi 
production | kunstenwerkplaats 
coproduction | kunstenwerkplaats, Kaaitheater, Frascati, Productiehuis Theater Rotterdam en NTGent 
with the support of the Dutch Embassy
image | Matt Burgess