In Ayong, the Italian Renaissance and urban dances converge, translating the strength, distortions and sensibilities of the bodies of Michelangelo’s Last Judgment to tackle the
notions of identity, ipseity, hybridity. Ismael Mouaraki cosigns this piece with his French-Gabonese alter ego Herwann Asseh, founder of the company Moral Soul. Ayong pushes the physical
and psychological tensions of the interpreters to reflect Michelangelo’s own effort in the realization of his mythical and daunting piece.
The Last Judgment, an avant-garde piece that still very much echoes with our contemporary world, inspired the choreographers by the modernity and the accuracy of the human rapports and
power, frozen in the paint. Herwann Asseh and Ismael Mouaraki draw a portrait of the Human in all its beauty and contradiction, in its movements and duality, the balance of power and domination,
bringing together hip hop dancers, acrobats, circus artists together to dig deep within themselves to find their hidden identity. Composed by two choreographers, six dancers, two musicians,
Ayong is a reflection and an echo of the life and the work of the great Michelangelo.
Choreography: Herwann Asseh / Ismaël Mouaraki
Collaboration in writing: Martine Geffrault-Cadec
Music: Xavier Guillemin
Lighting Designer: Mael Iger
Scenographer: Charles Roussel / Art-C
Costumes: Marion Laurans
Set artist and props: Nadège Renard
Dancers: Emilie Eliazord, Tip Top (Goyi Tangale), Giovanni Leocadie, Amélie Jousseaume, Alexis Chhoa, Aude Thuries
Production: Compagnie MORAL SOUL Coproduction : Le Quartz-Scène nationale de Brest
Partners: Centre Chorégraphik Pôle Pik, ADAMI, Ministère de la culture et de la communication - DRAC de Bretagne, Espace Keraudy-Plougonvelin, Musiques et Danses en Finistère,
Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec.