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Taoufiq Izeddiou

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Taoufiq Izeddiou is one of the main protagonists of the contemporary dance scene in Morocco. He has created works at the intersection of tradition and modernity and of North and South. This latest creation is rooted in his personal recollections of a Sufi ceremony he attended as a child. It was his first contact with spirituality, and also with dance. What traces has this experience left on his body and on his life as an artist? In spirituality, Izeddiou finds on the one hand an unearthly appeal, an ancient wisdom and on the other a motive for blind violence. He converts that contradiction into sound and motion, and flings his sturdy body and clear voice into the fight. He is accompanied by two musicians: one plays the Gimbri (traditional bass plucked lute from the Maghreb countries) and the other an electric guitar. Between the two develops a vivid dialogue of modernity and tradition. With his whole being Izeddiou surrenders, resists, flies into action – in a state of terror and vigilance.    
Current Performances
Thu 20.04.2017, 20:30 / HAU3
Fri 21.04.2017, 20:30 / HAU3
Sat 22.04.2017, 20:30 / HAU3
Duration: 0:50
Choreography and dance
Taoufiq Izeddiou
Mathieu Gaborit Aka Ayato & M’Aalem Stitou
Light design
Marc Lhommel
Sound design
Eric Desjeux
Nourredine Amir
Joachim Rümke
Coordination and production
Nedjma Hadj Benchelabi
Production: Anania Danses / Taoufiq Izeddiou.Co-production: Charleroi Danses (Belgium), Kunstenfestivaldesarts (Brussels), Festival de Marseille - danse et arts multiples, steirischer herbst (Graz), The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture/AFAC, NXTSTP with support from the Culture Program of the European Union.With support from: KLAP Maison pour la danse (Marseille), Alkantara (Lisbon), Centre chorégraphique national de Franche-Comté à Belfort, Théâtre du Bois de L’Aune | Aix-en-Provence, Centre chorégraphique national d’Orléans, Noorderzon Performing Arts Festival (Groningen); Tanzquartier Wien, Institut Français (Paris).