Bouchra Ouizguen

Born in 1980 in Ouarzazate, Morocco, Bouchra Ouizguen studied in France and was an Eastern dance soloist in Morroco between 1995 and 2000. She taught herself alongside three choreographers who would be decisive in her career: Bernardo Montet, Mathilde Monnier and Boris Charmatz. In 2002, she created the dance company Anania with Taoufiq Izeddiou and Saïd Aït El Moumen. Under the artistic direction of Mathilde Monnier, she crafted the solo Ana Ounta in 2002 in the midst of the project “Prière de regarder.” Mort et moi, a dance piece created in 2005, would be presented in Marrakesh and around Tours, at the Fondation Cartier and at the Montpellier Dance Festival. At the end of 2005, she co-organized “Rencontres chorégraphiques” in Marrakesh. With Taoufiq Izeddiou, she co-wrote the duo Déserts, désires in 2006. She was a performer in Julie Nioche’s Matter in 2007. That year, she also created a duo with an Aïta (a traditional Moroccan cabaret singer) that ran before her first group piece, Madame Plaza. In 2011, she created the solo Voyage Cola during the course of “Sujets à Vif” of the Festival d’Avignon with the choreographer Alain Buffard.