For her latest creation, Khadija El Kharraz Alami seeks out the world of her ancestors. She immerses herself in dance, song, music, customs, scarcity, sharing, rituals and traditions to awaken sides of herself that she would otherwise no longer meet and would therefore be lost.
The performance contains a mythical story about a people called el Hayawan (beings) el Ghoul (evil spirit) Shjema T'wila (tall trees) that follows its own rhythm, does not fully identify with one idea or culture, but does not resist either against the known. They exist and move in a parallel world with us. They are not sure about things in our world, but they are sure about things in their dimensions and are happy to share them with our world. They move simultaneously in the past, present and future through imagination.
Khadija El Kharraz Alami will graduate from the Utrecht School of the Arts in 2014. In her work she shows people who are looking for identity, and who fail to do so. She previously appeared in the Kaaitheater program with the impressive solo Nu ben ik Medea (2020), with which she won the KBC Jongtheater Prize at Theater Aan Zee, the performative research Re-claiming Space (2020), and her performance The Waves (2022).