As part of the 2019 Mois de la Francophonie series, Alliance Française Mpls/St Paul and ARENA DANCES are proud to present two masterclasses with the talented choreographer Ismaël Mouaraki on Tuesday, March 19. This is an exceptional opportunity to participate in a dance workshop by the renowned Québécois choreographer.

Come discover the universe of dance and movement through Mouaraki’s mixed roots and inspired by his life path.

Masterclass Schedule:

English Masterclass

Tuesday, March 19th
10AM – Noon
Studio 5B, The Cowles Center
$10, pay below or at the door

French Masterclass

Tuesday, March 19th
6PM – 8PM
Target Education Studio, The Cowles Center
$10, pay below or at the door

Cost: $10/class
Pay below by clicking on the PayPal link – Enter in $ amount and include “English Masterclass” or “French Masterclass.”
For both classes, type “Masterclass x2” in the Memo.
You may also pay at the door.
* If you are an AFMSP Member, please purchase your ticket through Alliance Française *


About Ismaël!
French-Moroccan-Canadian choreographer and self-taught dancer Ismaël Mouaraki discovered urban dances at age 12. He was introduced to contemporary dance with the choreographer Xavier Lot during his residence at the Centre culturel André Malraux. It was the beginning of a three-year collaboration, and the start of a career for Ismaël. Curious and determined, he worked with different choreographers and companies in France and Canada, including Compagnie Accrorap, Philippe Découflé or Hélène Blackburn, allowing him to share his talent and his artistic expertise with a varied audience.

In 2003, Ismaël founds Destins Croisés – crossed fates in French – of which he is the artistic director and choreographer. Ismaël seeks innovation and singularity in his work. His choreographic corpus brings together contemporary and urban dances, and a wide variety of practices ranging from circus to freestyle. In his 2003 creation, Near Future, he worked with a clown. The piece won the year’s Best Creation Award from the Office Franco-Québécois pour la jeunesse. In Loops (2008), Ismaël and his dancers worked and created in situ in the Montreal metro. In Slam en/Corps (2009), Ismaël created a dialogue between movements and words. In his solo piece, RefleXction (2010), he integrated his own body within a larger visual project. In his last creation, Link(s), he explores and engages with the notions of identity and alterity to question the role of the individual within the group.