Contained energy and physical power radiate from Salma Salem, her body anchored in the earth, resisting, fighting to stand vertical. Anchoring can be interpreted in two ways: as an abstract series of gestures and as conveying a political message. It speaks of the power of the patriarchy over women’s bodies, the way it controls the way they walk, speak…or simply the way they are. Through a ritual approach, the young Egyptian choreographer uses countless postures to impose her presence. Slight oscillations, tense looks, continuous undulations of arms and legs, pelvic rotations…all performed with extreme gentleness and unfailing determination. The piece is a manifesto that affirms women’s ability to create, to endure, to bond with others and to help them grow. It’s about elevating others and elevating ourselves.
En coréalisation avec le Mucem