Dancer, choreographer, Alexia Traore develops a minimalist and poetic dance, woven from Egyptian, Tunisian and Afghan traditions. Far from the beaten track, her productions draw on the sources of traditional repertoires, celebrating their living essence. « My dance was born from cultures from which I did not come. Each of my steps, each of my shows pays homage to them ». A fusional link between dance and music runs through her creations.
Visual artist, Alexia Traore draws from the body, its history and its environment the materials and modes of expression of her research. Installations, photographs, videos, sculptures… Her visual works explore movement, intimate and collective memory, and the complexity of female experience. « The images, the colors that appear on paper, what objects tell me, is a continuation of my dance in another dimension ».
The art of Alexia Traore questions the construction of human identity in a bodily and plastic polyphony. His choreographic and visual creations use contemporary rereading of traditional aesthetics. Its creative process, in deep relation to Sufi spirituality, evokes the mystical ceremonies of the whirling dervishes, and the gyratory movement of the universe. « My body remembers. His memory resonates with this music, these voices … ».
Dancer // Visual artist // Whirling poet
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