The Algerian vespers
Category: Performing Arts
This project is a Dance-Theater adaptation of the graphic novel “The Algerian Vespers” by Nawel Louerrad, published with Dalimen in Algeria (2012). There are three men on stage and each of them embodies the spirit of a historical epoch. These three entities interact by repeated and unwanted gestures going so far as to destroy their own human form. This creation explores the difficult relationship between memory and history in an Arab country where war has been raging. Beyond the tears left by these destructive events, what remains?