MP6: Contemporary Art Festival from the Arab World / ONASSIS CULTURAL CENTRE

MP6: Contemporary Art Festival from the Arab World

Hafiz Dhaou & Aïcha M’Barek

2012, March 11
Multiple stages
15 min
Two essential figures of the Arab contemporary dance scene, in a performance that draws inspiration from the revolution in Tunisia.
10 € | Concs. 5 €
2-sessions ticket: 14 €
3-sessions ticket: 18 €
Meeting Points All ticket
The event is a Marathon of Solos and Performances session of Meeting Points 6

Aïcha M’Barek and Hafiz Dhaou are essential figures of the Tunisian contemporary dance scene. Both trained at the Sybel Ballet Theatre in their homeland, they moved to France in the year 2000, where they pursued their training at Angers’ CNCD. Four years later, they presented their first performance as a duo, Khallini Aïch.

In 2005, they founded the Company Chatha and created the duo Les Cartes postales Chorégraphiques in the framework of the project L’Art de la rencontre, conceived by Dominique Hervieu; followed the next year by the quartet Khaddem Hazem, presented in Lyon Dance Biennale. Since then, they have been inventing their common choreographic language, not without highlighting their duality.

M’Barek and Dhaou’s creations also include: Vu quintet, Lyon Dance Biennale, 2008; Kawa, un solo à deux, 2010; Un des sens, a choreography for 30 dancers, The Ballets of Lorraine and CCN Nancy, 2011, in addition to their association to the 10th and 11th editions of the Dance Festival The Choreographic Meetings of Carthage, in 2011 and 2012.

Since their establishment as innovative contemporary dance figures practicing their own unique style and sense of choreographic phrasing, M’Barek and Dhaou have been performing all over the region, Africa, Europe and North America.

This dance performance draws inspiration from the revolution in Tunisia.


Do you believe me? (2011)
Commissioned by Meeting Points 6

Concept, Performance, Text and Sound Design:
Aïcha M’Barek & Hafiz Dhaou