Festival Belluard Bollwerk International

Festival 2017

Compagnie O



Intervention in the public space  

Rhythm and body, dance and voice: this powerful performance sees a horde of women clad in black take over Fribourg’s public squares. The physical exertion and repetitive movements cast a trance-like spell and creates an intimate yet universal experience. For the performers, the key lies in surrendering themselves completely to these movements that stir up primal, raw emotions. For the public, the performance generates a surge of power, a moment of self-transcendence, an overwhelming whole. 

For the choreographer, Bouchra Ouizguen: “Corbeaux is not a show but a flight; a flight away from the stage and its methods of production. I wanted to appropriate the streets with help from a horde of ageless ‘corps beaux’ (beautiful bodies). A vital act, a sound sculpture, raw, urgent and timeless.”  

Local participants can also take part in this performance by the Moroccan dance company. If you would like to participate, see the workshop page for details.

Get there with TPF
, Busstop Fribourg, Université, buslines 3 and 5

40 min
BBI Production
no words
Belluard Bollwerk
  • Thu 22.6. 21:00 - 21:40
Place Georges Python
  • Fri 23.6. 16:00 - 16:40
Grandes-Rames en Basse-Ville
  • Fri 23.6. 19:00 - 19:40
  • entry free

Artistic director Bouchra Ouizguen Performers Kabboura Aït Ben Hmad, Fatima El Hanna, Halima Sahmoud, Fatna Ibn El Khatyb, Khadija Amrhar, Zahra Bensllam, Malika Soukri, Hasnae El Ouarga, Mariam Faquir et Bichsel Ursula, Bosshard Sophie, Clivaz Julie, Dahlab Kenza, Desvilles Sophie, Di Salvo Ivana, Döring Julia, Gobet Mélanie, Grin Ana, Joly Anne, Kastner Chiara, Kurth Nina, Maino Sandra, Marquez Gloria, Pierrehumbert Manon, Pinheiro Penelope, Vial Sonia, Wacker Charlotte, Wagen Solène Assistant Fribourg Tina Odermatt Administration Mylène Gaillon Production Compagnie O Co-production Services de Coopération et d’Action Culturelle de l’Ambassade de France à Rabat Logistical support by the Institut français de Marrakech

Presented with support from Fonds Culturel Sud, Stiftung Corymbo 

© Hasnae El Ouarga