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The mythologies of the Imazighen, the Berber people of North Africa, are the starting point of AKAL. Rap meets age-old rituals, contemporary dance intertwines with traditional movements – all presented, sung and narrated with captivating fervour by the Rwandan dancer, choreographer and vocalist, Dorothée Munyaneza. The performance pays homage to Neith, the Egyptian goddess known for her role as a deity of war and the mother of gods, whose formidable and omnipotent powers make her fearsome. Munyaneza delivers a powerful solo performance, alternating silence, rap and in synchrony with a drum pattern, on a stage defined by striking geometric structures. 

In collaboration with Culturescapes 2023 Sahara.

Duration: 60 minutes

Q&A after the performance on 25.11.


Radouan Mriziga was born in Marrakech in 1985 and currently lives in Brussels. In 2014 he created his first solo 55, which is still touring, followed by 3600 (2016), 7 (2017) and 0 (2019). In these works, he explores dance through the prism of both European and Islamic architecture. Since 2019, Mriziga has developed a trilogy of works inspired by the culture and history of the Amazigh, the indigenous people* of North Africa. From 2017 to 2021 he was artist in residence at the Kaaitheater in Brussels, and from 2021 to 2025 he is artist in residence at deSingel in Antwerp.


Concept and choreography  

Radouan Mriziga


Dorothée Munyaneza

Choreography Assistance

Maïté Minh Tâm Jeannolin & Sondos Belhassen

Assistant Director

Esther Severi

Research Assistance

Hajar Ibnouthen


Tewa Barnosa & Radouan Mriziga

Visual Arts

Tewa Barnosa

Lighting Design

Estelle Gautier

Costume Design

Lila John

Technical Direction

Estelle Gautier

Sound Engineer

Milan Van Doren

Poem contribution

I fled this realm by Asmaa Jama


Rania Barhoumi


A7LA5 vzw


Something Great


DeSingel, Kaaitheater, Tanzquartier Wien, PACT Zollverein, Festival de Marseille, Walker Art Center, Wexner Center for the Arts, Contemporary Arts Center and Cultuurcentrum C-Mine


Supported by De Vlaamse Overheid