Practices exchange and meeting

Bassam Abou Diab | Hamdi Dridi | Jacopo Jenna

May 28, 2017 18:00

PARC Performing Arts Research Centre Firenze | IT

This day of cohabitation in the Ex Fabbri space wants to be a first meeting to open an intercultural dialogue and develop the choreographic practices of three artists of different nationalities: Bassam Abou Diab (Lebanon), Hamdi Dridi (Tunisia), Jacopo Jenna (Italy).
A horizontal exchange of information and approaches to the body to generate an expansion of the artistic horizons of each choreographer, working on diversity as a seminal element to weave paths and trajectories, and to ask themselves questions about the movement and the perception of dance.

Roberta Nicolai, artistic director of Teatri di vetro Festival, curator and dramaturg, will talk about Individuality, research and elements of a tradition.


Bassam Abou Diab is a young Lebanese choreographers. He has been dancing with Omar Rajeh|Maqamat for several years. He was also part of the intensive dance training program Takween in 2010 and 2011, where he worked with choreographers such as Marcel Leemann, Emilyn Claid, Thierry Smith, Luc Dunberry, Marco Cantalupo, Anani Dodji Sanouvi, Radhouane El Meddeb, Jens Bjerregard, Kristina De Chatelle, Damien Jalet and Franceso Scavetta. Bassam has also performed in theater plays in Lebanon with directors such as Ossama Halal, Rouaida al Ghali, Badih Abou Chakra and Malek Andary.
Tunisian dancer, Hamdi Dridi begun to dance in Tunis within the Sybel Ballet théâtre company managed by Syhem Belkhodja before forming with Maguy Marin in 2010 and then the CNDC Angers in 2013.
Sensitive to the musicality of the spoken voice and sounds. The text has a particular place in his physical research. Through that, he tries to tame the body to pull a quality of resistance between the gesture and the scenes. Today, he refines his choreographic writing within the Master’s degree practice to the International Choreographic Institute ICI-CCN of Montpellier 2015-2017, while remaining active on the French scenes, of the Maghreb and moreover.
Jacopo Jenna is a choreographer, performer and filmmaker creating stage works, video pieces, and installations. The works are oriented towards research concerning the perception of dance or choreography as an extended practice. As a graduate of Sociology, he also studied dance in Codarts (Rotterdam Dance Academy). In Europe he has worked with dance companies and different choreographic research projects. His work is produced and supported by spazioK/Kinkaleri; recently has been shown in festivals and institutions including Centrale Fies (LiveWorks Vol. 4 Performance Act Award), Cango in Florence, MART-museo di arte moderna e contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Contemporanea Festival Prato, Pépinières européennes pour jeans artistes / Young Video Creation, Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci Prato, Fabbrica Europa, Le Murate. Progetti Arte Contemporanea Firenze, CROSS International performance award.








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