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The Waves

Khadija El Kharraz Alami
13 May, 14 May 2022
Stadsschouwburg Utrecht, Blauwe zaal
120 minutes
€17,- / €14,-*

A healing ritual about female beauty, vulnerability and pain

Theatre maker Khadija El Kharraz Alami is winning over the stage with her unsurpassed daring and vulnerable energy. For her new performance The Waves, El Kharraz Alami bases not only on Virginia Woolf's book of the same name, but also on essays by Clarissa Pinkola Estes and Audre Lorde, among others. The Waves will be a ritual, a manifesto, an immersive experience centred on female beauty, pain and vulnerability. Together with four actresses, El Kharraz Alami investigates how deeply internalized experiences of oppression and abuse of power can be transformed into a creative force. The Waves is a physical space where we stare trauma in the eye, celebrate pleasure, bless the body and share the power of creation. Expect an urgent and ruthless theater experience.

It will be an honour to host the Dutch premiere of Khadija El Kharraz Alami’s latest work. I was intrigued by this maker’s strength and personal approach in „Nu ben ik Medea”, and I’m looking forward to seeing how she will update Virginia Woolf’s „The Waves” for our times.” – Grzegorz Reske, artistic director SPRING

In the digital magazine is a page with young makers who are showing their work this SPRING edition, including Khadija. In the article she tells more about her performance and where the idea was coming from. Read the interview here:



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