Tu meur(s) de terre

Hamdi Dridi

May 30, 2017 21:00

PARC Performing Arts Research Centre Firenze | IT

Focus Young Arab Choreographers project

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I dance my father…a housepainter
To dance my last memories, re-enacting his physical presence, in his workplace plastered with cardboard.
You, who watch me, my father tells you his life story through my arms. I dance pain calmly, transforming a tumor into a poem. Between God and a human being, a father and his son, the sky and the earth, sound and movement, He watches me now. Our duo allows me to accept his having left, and that we’ll surely meet again on another day.
Hamdi Dridi


Tunisian dancer, Hamdi Dridi begun the 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.


choreography and dance: Hamdi Dridi
collaboration: David Millemann (composer from Pont Superieur di Rennes/Dipartimento musica), Marine Oger and Jean-Charles Bessonneau (Club photo d’Angers)
image: Maxime Avon
with the support of CNDC d’Angers, Hafiz Dhaou/Chatha Compagny, William Petit/Fabrik Nomade Company
Gianni Joseph, Seifeddine Manai/Brotha From Another Motha Compagny
duration: 30′


The Focus Arab Young Choreographers project has been designed with the goal of facilitating mobility, intercultural dialogue and exchange of performative practices among Arab artists and the realities of the Italian territory, creating opportunities of encounter, work sessions and presentations of performances.
Between May and October 2017 – within the various artistic projects, festivals, showcases, residencies of the eleven organizations belonging to the network – the Focus presents seven young choreographers coming from countries of the Mediterranean basin: Sharaf Dar Zaid (Palestine), Bassam Abou Diab (Lebanon), Hamdi Dridi (Tunisia), Mounir Saeed (Egypt), Charlie Prince (Lebanon), Jadd Tank (Lebanon), Guy Nader (Lebanon).
The young artists, selected from the BIPOD-Beirut International Platform of Dance, and in collaboration with Beirut Maqamat Dance Theater, MIBACT and MAEC, will tour Italy from Turin to Matera, presenting their shows, sharing their poetics and deepen within artistic residencies their own researches.
The organizations that have joined the project are
ACS – Abruzzo Circuito Spettacolo / Festival Corpografie – Pescara; Associazione Armunia / Festival Inequilibrio – Rosignano Marittimo; Associazione Basilicata 1799 / Festival Città delle 100 scale – Potenza e Matera; Associazione Danza Urbana / Festival Danza Urbana – Bologna; Associazione Culturale Mosaico Danza / Festival Interplay – Torino; Associazione Triangolo Scaleno / Festival Teatri di Vetro – Roma; C.L.A.P.Spettacolo dal vivo / La Strada Festival Internazionale – Brescia; Anghiari Dance Hub – Anghiari – Fondazione Fabbrica Europa per le arti contemporanee / Festival Fabbrica Europa – Firenze; Inteatro Festival / Marche Teatro – Polverigi e Ancona; LaMamaUmbria International – Spoleto










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