« [The choreographer]
creates an architectural space for an unforgettable dance.
It's something from nothing at a high level ».
Deborah Meyers, Vancouver Sun, mars 2007
« Explosive work »
2005 year in
review, Marites Carino, Mirror,
bouleverse notre conception du
spectacle et, de la vie »
Philip Szporer, Dance Current, summer 2005
choreography of the year »
Ballet-Tanz, Yearbook 2006
Brody, La Presse,
How does one go
from being agitated to being the agitator?
Maboungou’s choreography for group, explores distance and
proximity in the movement and conversations of bodies, as framed by
both the physical and rhythmic space.
An answer to Maboungou’s previous solo Nsamu (“the subject of
debate”), Lwáza (“chatting”), plays
on a theatrical agitation where personalities deconstruct speech
throughout. Language, words and the intention of speaking are key to
this choreographic exploration. At the core of this process is the
music of rhythms, in this case feverish and powerful. The original
musical composition of Lwáza, typical
of Maboungou’s creations, serves as neither rhythms of accompaniment
nor rhythms of ambiance, but instead creates a rhythmic scenography
where rhythm provides the architectural space for the dance.