Khadija El Kharraz Alami: The Waves

June 22 -24, 2022
William Booth, Theater Rotterdam, the Netherlands

For her new performance The Waves, Khadija El Kharraz Alami based her new performance The Waves not only on the book of Virginia Woolf, but also on the essays of Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Audre Lorde and Simon(e) van Saarloos.

The Waves becomes a ritual, a manifest, an immersive experience wherein the female beauty, vulnerability and pain is central. Together with four young actresses El Kharraz Alami researches how deep internalized experiences of oppression and abusive power can be converted to a creative power. From a female energy they create a physical space wherein we confront our traumas to burry them in the end and leave them behind. Expect an urgent and ruthless theater experience.

Khadija El Kharraz Alami is already in the spotlights during her study at the University of the Arts in Utrecht with her first performances. The press is praising her powerful play and overwhelming personality. In 2018 she won the KBC Jong theater prize as the audience award with Nu ben ik Medea (Now I am Medea) at the festival Theater at Sea in Oostende. The reprise tour of this solo performance is being resumed in 2022 in The Netherlands, Belgium and Sweden.

In 2021 Khadija worked on her new performative research performance ‘Reclaiming Space’. The Production House of Theater Rotterdam offered a research space for a month during TRipp (space) with the exchange program PerformLab in Istanbul. The Production House of Theater Rotterdam also supports Khadija with the production of The Waves.

Concept and direction: Khadija El Kharraz Alami
Play: Lois Brochez, Isabelle Houdtzagers, Khadija El Kharraz Alami, Musia Mwankumi, Merel Severs
Dramaturgy: Kopana Maroga
Light design: Luc Schaltin
Sound design: Michelle Samba
Scenography and costume: Rachid Laachir
Choreography advise: Cherish Menzo
Production direction – assistant: Lena Meijer
Thanks to: Aymará Parola, Eurudike de Beul
Production: Stichting K.E.K.A. Kunstenwerkplaats Pianofabriek
Co-production: Productiehuis Theater Rotterdam, Kaaitheater, de Brakke Grond, NTGent, DE SINGEL
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