Rachid Ouramdane/Association Fin Novembre
Les morts pudiques
Thu, May 18 - Sat, May 20, 2006 8:00PM
"Mesmerizing, powerful, enigmatic...a tour de force."--Barbara Zuck, Columbus Dispatch
"Technically sophisticated, conceptually fascinating, brilliantly danced and disquieting as only the best art can be."--New York Times
French born of Algerian descent, Rachid Ouramdane is at the forefront of Europe's new generation of conceptual dance thinkers and performers who are bringing vital new ideas to the stage. His Les morts pudiques (Discreet Deaths) resonates with strange and compelling force as it investigates obsessions with death and its imagery among today's youth. Spurred by an Internet search on these subjects, Ouramdane references the web-fanned spread of suicide, spooky goth subcultures, young offenders facing the death penalty in the U.S., and (in a particularly chilling section) an Islamic suicide bomber. Plasma video screens frame the set to echo the media's ever-present attention to these phenomena.
Official Website: http://www.wexarts.org/pa/index.php?eventid=1436&page=2
Added by anton on May 20, 2006