We Create, 2014-15
Choreographed and Directed by Ruby Josephine Smith
Managerial Assistant: Ilyass Bouchri
Dancers: Hassan Chekroun, Khawla Tounsi, Noure Khamlichi, Ussama Inluot, Ghizlan Raiss, Jihane El Khaloui
Sponsored by the American Language Center of Tangier and L'Institut Français de Tanger
Performances: December 2014, Salle Beckett, Tangier, Morocco.
January 2015, Spanish School Jacinto Beneventes, Tetouan, Morocco.
We Create is a contemporary performance project originally produced in Tangier in collaboration with the American Language Center of Tangier, L’Institue Francais, and Tabadoul. Working with five young Moroccan dancers, the goal of the project was to inspire creativity by learning how to produce unique contemporary choreography and work as a team to create a full-length dance performance. Rehearsals were led using a base of contemporary technique, improvisation exercises, group experimentation and personal creativity. The final performance was a combination of separate solos, duets and group work choreographed in part by the dancers, tied together by a common theme: freedom of expression.