Dodo ya Momo do

نيني يا مومو

The 2022 archive

Soukaina Habiballah

Settat - Casablanca

Dodo ya Momo do, Soukaina Habiballah, 2022 © Christophe Raynaud de Lage / Festival d'Avignon


Dodo ya Momo do is a bilingual performance (in Arabic and French), a dialogue with multiple voices and languages between the Arabic and French versions of the poems performed by the poetess and Moroccan lullabies in all the languages of the country. Soukaina Habiballah’s poems show the relationship between three generations of women, from the grandmother to the granddaughter. “And there were hours and perhaps days/Time also is a question of time/All things quiet down/I take the key out of my chest/I don’t want the sound of the lock to scare them/I turn it so slowly/I open it while humming.”


With Soukaina Habiballah

Poem Soukaina Habiballah
Dramaturgy Henri jules Julien
Sound Zouheir Atbane


Production Haraka Baraka
Co-production Institut français du Maroc, Théâtre Cinéma de Choisy-le-Roi Scène conventionnée pour la diversité linguistique
With the support of the french Institute in Casablanca
In partnership with France Médias Monde