The Magnificent Four in Alexandria (Documentary)

After the first short film The Magnificent 4 shot in Brussels in 2008, Wooshing Machine was contacted in 2013 by Cédric Libert, artistic director of the “Design Detour Matters” Biennial in Hong-Kong, to present The Magnificent 4 in situ . The encounter with the Asian continent then takes place by clapping in the street, on the water, in the forest, at the top of skyscrapers, with or without a mask…

The clapping then continues its route in Asia from June 2014 during of the “Crossroads Festival”. On this occasion, two films were directed by Stéphane Broc, one in Wuhan, the other in Beijing: The Magnificent 4 in Wuhan and The Clapping in China. It will then be the beginning of an almost world tour passing through the cities of Alexandria, Macao, Marrakesh, Geneva but also Liège, Mons, Charleroi, etc.

Each tour is the opportunity for a new short film. Some are restitutions of collective performances, others proposals for the discovery of the visited city and its inhabitants. Each time a new experience, a meeting with the population and a new urban environment.

Direction
Stéphane Broc
in collaboration with
Lamis Soliman
Shadwa Ali
Kirilos Yacoub

Play
Hossam El Azazi
Khouloud Essa
Dalia Samir
Stavros Kyrillos
Sondos Mohamed
Omar « Mario » El Sayed
Mohamed Salah
Ahmed Abd El Rasol
Marwa Hiba
Youssef Nour
Rimal Ahmed
Amira Samir
Taha Malek
Hagar Mostafa
Akram Mostafa
Dalia Galal
Mo’men Hassan

And the Magnificent 4
Gaetan Bulourde
Alessandro Bernardeschi
Stéphane Broc
Mauro Paccagnella

Camera
Lamis Soliman
Shadwa Ali
Kirilos Yacoub
Stéphane Broc

Sound
Kirilos Yacoub
Stéphane Broc

Clapman
Kirilos Yacoub

Editing
Stéphane Broc

Choreography
Wooshing Machine and Mauro Paccagnella
Christophe Morisset
BenFury
Stéphane Broc

Original music
Created and recorded during the performance at the Library of Alexandria
Gaetan Bulourde
Dalia Galal
Sondos Mohamed
Akram Mostafa
Youssef Nour
Mohamed Salah
Ahmed Abd El Rasol
Mo’men Hassan

« Alexandrie, Alexandra »
(Étienne Roda-Gil, Jean-Pierre Bourtayre and Claude François)

Director of ElMadina Arts
Ahmed Saleh

Executive director of ElMadina Arts
Mohab Saber

Creative Director
Shehab Ismail

Wooshing Machine executive producer
Wendy Toussaint

Coproduction
Wooshing Machine
El Medina for Performing and Digitals Arts
Wallonie Bruxelles Théâtre danse