Radhouane El Meddeb: POUR EN FINIR AVEC MOI


Radhouane El Meddeb studied acting at the Institute for Drama in Tunisia and was called the “bright young hope of Tunisian theatre”. He collaborates with the pioneers of the Tunisian and Arabic contemporary theatre. El Meddeb has already raised a certain scandal with one of his performance, because he enacted a belly dance, which can be traditionally performed only by women. After his research into acting, El Meddeb created a solo dance performance. His body is the only thing he allows on stage. He reveals his feelings and communicates with audiences with a language that existed before the word. As he says: “Moving, jumping, bending, falling… That is talking. Talking about MYSELF. I want to be done with the SELF.”
El Meddeb’s big body on stage is both the set and also the protagonist. He does not push his body to its physical limits but to the limits of expressiveness.

Concept and realization by: Radhouane El Meddeb
Lighting design: Xavier Lazarini
Music by: Arvo Part
Produced by: La Compagnie de Soi, Young Arab Theatre Fund, Institut Français de Coopération de Tunisie
With the support of: Centre National de la Danse pour le prêt de studio (Pantin
Thanks to: Centre Chorégraphique National de Rennes et Bretagne, Collectif 12, Studio Emad Eddin Foundation
Executive producer: Centre Chorégraphique National de Caen/Basse-Normandie — Philippe Chamaux

40 minutes


21. 08. 2007


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