Latifa Laâbisi | Habiter
Abdellah Karroum and Sandrine Wymann
L'appartement 22 and other places in Morocco and Holland
21-28 October 2007
Latifa Laâbissi was in Rabat to create her project Habiter. As always, she had published and distributed a short announcement beforehand, asking for people who would be willing to open their homes to a choreographic experience. However, what worked before in France did not function the same way in Morocco. The project had to change, which was a very interesting development. Each component, from the announcement to her concept of private space, did not suit itself to another culture and a different way of living. Within a few days, Latifa had adapted Habiter, paying attention to the culture that now hosted her, while keeping true to her intentions. She ended up dancing in the Medina of Salé and on the beach, right in the middle of the football players.
photos Jocelyn Cottencin