May 30, 2017 21:00
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.
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.