INTERNATIONAL DANCE: "Le Sacre de Lila" by Ismaël Mouaraki / Destins Croisés (Quebéc)

  • August 24 - 25, 2024
  • PS21 "Open-Air" Pavilion Theater (General Admission)

    2980 New York 66
    Chatham, New York 12037
Ticket Price $15.00-$45.00 Buy Tickets


Le Sacre de Lila by Ismaël Mouaraki / Destins Croisés (Quebéc)

August 24 & 25, 8 pm at PS21 Pavilion 


Le sacre de Lila, Moroccan-French-Canadian choreographer Ismaël Mouaraki’s distillation of Lila, a nocturnal mystical ritual of the Maghreb expressed through music and dance. Created for his Montreal-based company Destins Croisés, the work fuses the trance and spiritual traditions of Lila (“night,” in Arabic) with Mouaraki’s signature urban dance style and the mesmerizing electronic soundscape composed by Antoine Berthiaume. A collaboration with l’association Salamate Gnawa Montréal, Le sacre de Lila was awarded the Prix de la meilleure oeuvre choréographique au Québec for 2023.



Ismaël Mouaraki

The entire philosophy of Destins Croisés resides in its name. Founded in 2003 by French-Canadian choreographer and dancer Ismaël Mouaraki, the Montreal dance company Destins Croisés brings together urban cultures and contemporary performing arts in choreographic frescoes that question the individual, society and their social and cultural issues. If the philosophy and vision of the company are inseparable from its choreographer, its personal history and its roots in urban dance, it is by surrounding itself with a team of talented collaborators and performers with multiple expertise that Ismaël brings his original and extraordinary works to life.

The creations of Destins Croisés explore the mix of genres, individualities and hybrid physicalities, to reach the very essence of the dancing body, in a desire to break all social, cultural and artistic borders. Ismaël Mouaraki transposes this fusion into his works, and constantly shakes up his aesthetic by combining urban dances with multiple forms of contemporary language (slam, circus, video, theater) in intense, physical and organic choreographic universes. Identity and otherness are recurring themes, reflecting a pronounced taste for dealing with individuals whose identity is forged by their cultural, social and artistic background. In his universe, everyone, each form of art, each approach has its place. 

Date & Time

Aug 24 - 25, 2024

Venue Details

PS21 "Open-Air" Pavilion Theater (General Admission)

2980 New York 66
Chatham, New York 12037 PS21 "Open-Air" Pavilion Theater (General Admission)
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A vibrant center for contemporary performance in the Hudson Valley, PS21 “presents work that challenges and invites” (The New York Times): adventurous productions by leading and emerging American and international artists in music, dance, and theater, and visionaries creating entirely new genres. On our open-air Pavilion Theater stage, across our expansive, unspoiled grounds, and in the diverse surrounding communities, PS21 cultivates and presents productions that transcend aesthetic boundaries and revitalize existing artistic languages and grammars. Throughout the year, we host developmental residencies for dancers, musicians, actors, and creators of original, even unclassifiable new work. Rooted in community collaboration, PS21’s programming engages creatively with critical global and social issues. It is a mecca for innovative and original artistic voices, a destination for performance that can be experienced nowhere else in the region. PS21’s Pavilion Theater is a green-energy marvel surrounded by 100 acres of unspoiled meadows, trails, and woodlands that are a haven to wildlife and visitors across the region.  Integrated into our unspoiled campus, the theater embodies our commitments to the public: open, inviting, and optimized for their enjoyment and encouraging citizen expression and participation.


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