SLAM EN/CORPS (2009)
Slam en/Corps is an interactive and multidisciplinary performance, presented at the Tohu in March 2009. The performance brings together urban dances and slam in a meeting between poetry,
rhythm, movement and bodies. The choreographer Ismael Mouaraki and the slam artist Elkahna Talbi aka Queen KA, two interpreters with a similar past, alteregos from France and Canada,
converse and share their practices.
« Ismael Mouaraki took urban dance to another level of meaning and was entertaining to boot. » The Gazette, décembre 2008
Elkahna Talbi aka Queen KA
Elkahna Talbi was born in Montreal from Tunisian parents, and speaks three languages. Interpreter and creator, the slam artist Queen KA presented her work in the Francofolies in Montreal, at the
Festival Voix d’Amériques and at the Sommet de la Francophonie in Quebec in 2008. She participated as guest artist in Grand Corps Malade’s North American tour in 2008. Slam en/Corp is Queen KA
and Ismael Mouaraki’s first collaboration.
Interpreters: Elkahna Talbi and Ismaël Mouaraki
Rehearsal Manager: Simon Ampleman
Partners: Polyvalente Lucien-Pagé, Studio Danse Montréal, la Tohu
Traces chorégraphiques - choreographic prints in French - is a collaborative project spearheaded by the Notre-Dame-de-Grâce Cultural Center.
Ismaël Mouaraki performed an exclusive 30 minute choreographic for the visitors of the cultural center.
The performance was followed by a second project: the physical prints of the choreographer were presented for the inauguration of the new venue of the cultural centre, Iro-Valaskakis-Tembeck, on
January 20th, 2017.
DANCEBATTLE AT VALSPEC
DC participated in the 2016 editions of Qui bougera le dernier (Who will move last) in Valspec: a dance battle where each amateur dancer is partnered with a professional dancer oh
whichever practice of his choosing (ballet, urban, contemporary). The teams will dance in front of a jury, improvising and adapting their dancing skills to both their partner and to the live DJ
The winning teams will win both the honors and the reward of 500$ and 300$. The dance battle Qui bougera le
dernier took place in November 2016 at the Café Chez Rose - 169 rue Champlain, Salaberry-de-Valleyfield.