Ghost Party (Part 1)

Residency Manon de Boer and Latifa Laâbissi

In 2016, artist/filmmaker Manon de Boer and choreographer/dancer Latifa Laâbissi entered a continuous dialogue, addressing the multiple voices that inhabit their bodies and thinking. From the exchange, the conversation itself emerged as a working tool and a performative form. By capturing and ‘cannibalising’ each other’s influences, a genealogy of shared references appeared. Ghosted by the words of artists and writers such as Marguerite Duras, Anne Carson and Casey, in Ghost Party, their new and first performance together, de Boer and Laâbissi play with language, accents and voices, meshing their selves with others.

Manon de Boer and Latifa Laâbissi residency and the co-production of the performance Gost Party forms part of the programme The Astronaut Metaphor, The residency is part of Netwerk Aalst's search for integral forms of institutional support for artistic creations.

Ghost Party by Manon de Boer and Latifa Laâbissi is produced with the support of Vlaamse Gemeenschap, WIELS, Workspace Brussels, kunstencentrum BUDA, Netwerk Aalst, FRAC Bretagne, Musée de la Danse - CCN de Rennes, Théâtre de Poche - Hédé-Bazouges, Erick Demeyer, Auguste Orts & Figure Project