Cactus Flower

dance perfromance, 2016, 45'

The succession of gestures follows its own organic logic: each repeated movement transforms gradually and imperceptibly into another, which in turn becomes another and another. In this continuous transformation the group even though composed of a number of individuals, is required to function as one body. The tension between the individual and the group questions our interactions and relationships. How do we communicate? How are we able to be ourselves and yet part of a group? How do we deal with roles, power and collective pressure. Improvisations and choreographed sequences alternate and communicate with a spoken script and the sound score composed by Stéphane Vecchione.

concept, choreography: Nicole Seiler
concept, costumes, stage design: Hala Elkoussy
danse, choreography:

Kanny Abdallah
Yahya Abodan
Hady Adel
Bakr Mohamed Ali
Islam el Arabi
Sherry Ashraf
Mohamed Eika
Kareem Abd el Fattah,
Dina Gamal
Sherin Hegazy
Ahmed Huras
Karim Nady
Huda Abu el Naga
Al Kaml Rajab
Nagham Salah
Shaymaa Shoukry

light design: Abdelsalam Moussa
music, sound design: Stéphane Vecchione
project coordinator: Shaymaa Shoukry
internship: Audrey Cavelius, 
administration: Laurence Rochat
tour management: Michaël Monney
coproduction: Cie Nicole Sielr
Hala Elkoussy
support: Ville de Lausanne
Etat de Vaud
Pro Helvetia Cairo