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After her revelatory Self portrait camouflage – a solo filled with a symphony of voices, faces, images of bodies left behind – Latifa Laâbissi continues her exploration of the representation of minorities, this time in the form of a duo. But to keep us guessing, tuning each movement to be in sync with the appropriate social, historical and po- litical contexts, Latifa Laâbissi and Sophiatou Kossoko have chosen a series of equivocal figures – flickering ca- mouflage, a projection screen diffracting the images, in- tensifying them and revealing what has been held back. Manipulating the explosive material of an imaginary policy targeting otherness in more and more radical ways, these two poltergeists create a montage of enraged physical states, hijacked cultural fragments, bits of dialogue or me- lody, all of it swept up in a stream of alternative fictions. They play off the familiar, disturbing silhouette of ghosts, veiled, anonymous shapes, vehicles for hallucinating and hearing “voices” – discordant inflections, rebel yells, jokes that are slightly “off.”
What does a ghost do? He or she haunts: spaces, minds, histories, drifting between the visible and the invisible by unraveling their boundaries, transforming the silence into whispers. In the course of their wanderings, these two wal- king megaphones create interference between speeches and disseminate their “little music.” Like humming a refrain without remembering the words to the song, an obsessive jingle, Loredreamsong is an invitation to discover unexpec- ted associations, trompe-l’œil identities, double meanings: a clever trap to capture the image of someone who always manages to slip away. Behind the twisting of codes lies the utopic horizon of “lore,” an ensemble of nomadic signs, open to blending and subversion, folklore without the folk, without ethnic or social ties, a “matrix of knowledge, stories and practices which is really about movement, circulation.” (after Jacques Rancière)”. /Gilles Amalvi


    Conception : Latifa Laâbissi
    Dancers : Sophiatou Kossoko and Latifa Laâbissi
    Set design :
    Nadia Lauro
    Figures : Nadia Lauro and Latifa Laâbissi
    Lighting design :
    Yannick Fouassier
    Sound design : Olivier Renouf
    Sound engineer :
    Jérémie Sananes
    Vocal training :
    Dalila Khatir


    Date of creation : 2010
    Running time : 60 minutes

    Production :
    Figure Project
    Executive producer : Latitudes Prod - Lille
    Coproduction : Les Spectacles vivants - Centre Pompidou at Paris, Bonlieu - Scène nationale d’Annecy,
Le Quartz - Brest,
Le Vivat - scène conventionnée d’Armentières, Bozar  - Bruxelles,
 Centre chorégraphique national de Caen / Basse-Normandie, Open Latitudes* network: Les Halles de Schaerbeek à Bruxelles (Belgique), La Maison Folie de Mons (Belgique),
Latitudes Contemporaines at Lille,
Festival Body Mind at Varsovie (Pologne),
Arsenic at Lausanne (Suisse), With the support from the European Union's Culture programme.

    Photo Credit :
    Nadia Lauro