由自我否定到自我認同的轉變，在於Mourad 想法的轉移，這個轉變使其從「觀看『他人』的觀看」的偽裝到「觀看自己」的自在，其過程內含反思能力，經過內化致其外在的改變，呈現出一種主動而自在的身體符碼。 The leading role in L’italien is an Algerian of the second generation, Mourad, who pretends to be an Italian for being successful in French society. However, he loses himself, even his fiancée, Hélène after satisfying his own desire. It was not until he has gone through the ups and downs in his life that he accepted his own identity.
Pina Bausch, a Germany choreographer, said, “I don''t care how they move, I want to know what moves them.” What she said reminds me think about what moves Mourad? The environment starts up his Moule intérieur that “moves” his body an Italian, then, resume him an Algerian.
His alteration relies on his changing perspective on himself. Instead of thinking “I have to meet someone else’s expectation”, he “follows himself”. His cultivated experience finally showing him an easy but resolute body code.