“Hunna” is the continuation of BenGhrib’s previous work, “Hum.”
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Redzone Festival's third edition kicked off Thursday with "Hunna," a contemporary dance performance that explores issues relating to women and the hardships imposed upon them by religion, society and traditions.Choreographed by Morocco's Khalid BenGhrib, the show staged at Dawar al-SHAMS sees five dancers – four women and a man – show different challenges that women face through a series of poignant scenes."Hunna" begins with the male dancer entering the stage and covering himself entirely with black ink.Spending most of the time in the corner of the stage, the man has a silent but constant presence throughout the performance, a patriarchal force overshadowing the lives of the women.The dancers move towards cameras placed on the stage floor.Between them, a knife is placed on top of a rotating structure, which combined with the man's disturbing presence, points to the constant threat of sexual violence that targets women throughout society.
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