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Ghost Party (part 1)

Manon de Boer & Latifa Laâbissi

performance, French, English & Dutch, 2021, ca 75’

In 2016, artist/filmmaker Manon de Boer and choreographer/dancer Latifa Laâbissi entered a continuous dialogue, addressing the multiple voices that inhabit their bodies and thinking. From the exchange, the conversation itself emerged as a working tool and a performative form. By capturing and ‘cannibalising’ each other’s influences, a genealogy of shared references appeared. Ghosted by the words of artists and writers such as Marguerite Duras, Anne Carson and Casey, in Ghost Party (part 1), their new and first performance together, de Boer and Laâbissi play with language, accents and voices, meshing their selves with others.

Sound Laszlo Umbreit & Jeremie Sananes
Stools Erick Demeyer
Translations Boris Belay & Sis Matthé
Warm thanks to Christophe Wavelet and Corinne Diserens who brought us together
With the support of Vlaamse Gemeenschap, WIELS, Workspace Brussels, kunstencentrum BUDA, Netwerk Aalst, FRAC Bretagne, Musée de la Danse - CCN de Rennes, Théâtre de Poche - Hédé-Bazouges, Auguste Orts & Figure Project