Ismaël Mouarak

Since 2003, Ismaël Mouaraki has continued his work within the company Destins Croisés, which he founded. His choreographic creation reflects his obsessions as the thread of a lifetime’s work: embodying the infinite facets of humanity. The artist creates in a thousand ways, but with the same obsession. Whether in Loops (2008), the duo Slam en/Corps (2009) in collaboration with slam poet Queen KA, his solo RefleXction (2010), or his group pieces Lien(s) (2016), oZe (2019) and Phenomena (2019), everything revolves around the notions of polarities, control, domination, and the perception of the individual within the group. In his latest creation, Le sacre de Lila (2022), he brings together 10 dancers from Quebec and Morocco on stage to celebrate the sacred rituals of his native country.

An artist and entrepreneur of body and spirit, Ismaël Mouaraki surrounds himself with artistic collaborators whose talents and expertise inspire his passion and vision. It is through human contacts that he shapes and develops a unique signature, rooted in the openness of genres and the discovery of others. For him, dance is a vector of social phenomena and human condition: when Ismaël initiates a research process, it is to discover the imprints left by our cultural and social environment, which inevitably sculpt our bodies.

Photo by Sylvie-Ann Paré