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Le sacre de Lila

Opening Date: Nov 08, 2024

Closing Date: Nov 09, 2024

Le sacre de Lila Show Site Icon

Playing @

New York Live Arts

219 West 19th Street New York City, NY 10011

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Inspired by the Lila ceremonies, traditional mystical and musical celebrations of his native Morocco, Ismaël Mouaraki explores trance with a group of male dancers from Quebec and Morocco in his newest creation. Through them, the French-Moroccan-Canadian retraces his own journey before the eyes of the public. Meaning “night” in Arabic,  a “Lila” is a set of nocturnal healing rituals that blends singing, dancing and music, traditionally found in some North African countries. Ismaël transposes the rites and codes of these dance rituals onto the stage, while infusing his signature contemporary street dance style to reveal the sensitivity and sensuality of the male body. Tinted with the tastes and colors of Morocco, the artists transform the performance into a celebration and exaltation of bodies that unfolds with an undeniable energy.

Le sacre de Lila is a very personal project born from Mouraki’s childhood memories in the Maghreb. It reveals his deep connection to Morocco and the Arab world that is intertwined with evocations of France where he was born and Quebec where he grew up—three territories, rooted and embedded in his body. In 2023, the piece received the award for the best choreographic work at Prix de la Danse de Montréal, given by the Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec. This highly symbolic work marks the 25 years of Ismaël Mouaraki’s immigration and the 20 years of his company Destins Croisés.

Co-presented with L’Alliance New York’s Crossing The Line Festival.

Performance Schedule:



Ismaël Mouaraki

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$30 - $250

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Student Rush: $10 student rush available at door, excluding sold out performances.


Box Office

Lobby level; accessible


The ground floor restrooms and theater are wheelchair accessible.

Directions Subway

1 to 18th Street. 2/3, F, M, L and A/C/E to 14th Street.


Elevator to all floors


None on premises


The lobby is accessible via the double doors to the left of the revolving door at 219 W 19th Street.

Wheelchair Info

The first floor lobby is a communal public space and wheelchair accessible via the street facing double doors next to the main entrance at 219 W 19th Street. Theater, dressing rooms and 3rd floor studios are accessible by elevator. Restrooms throughout the building and theater are wheelchair accessible.

Directions Bus

M11, M2

Directions Driving

Street parking only

Folding Armrests

None available


Street parking only

Water Fountain

Lobby level; wheelchair accessible

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Public Transportation

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By Subway:

1 to 18th Street. 2/3, F, M, L and A/C/E to 14th Street.

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By Bus:

M11, M2