Inspired by the quatrains of Persian poet and Sufi mystic Djalâl ad-Dîn Rûmî, Ha!, the latest creation by Bouchra Ouizguen, is an exploration of madness. Using the same working method that led to the success of Madame Plaza (presented at New York Live Arts in September 2012 as part of Voices of Strength), Ouizguen returned to Morocco, her homeland, gaining additional inspiration from the cultural terrain that has enriched the movement, ritual, singing and language in this new work.

Sep 27 at 6:30pm – Come Early Conversation: Aïtas and the Art of Vocal Rebellion moderated by Lili Chopra, Artistic Director of FIAF and Co-Curator of Crossing the Line

Sep 28 immediately following the performance – Stay Late Discussion: Ha! Performing Across Cultural Borders, Adrienne Edwards, Associate Curator of Performa Institute in conversation with Bouchra Ouizguen

Co-presented with the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF)
Crossing the Line 2013 festival