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Tarab premiere in Egypt


March 28, 2018 till March 29, 2018

Tarab @DCAF

From 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm

El Falaki Theater, Tahrir

Watch Cairo’s streets come to life in this hypnotic, spiraling group performance!

Tarab is a performance where nine dancers move out of sync and in a continuous tow of multiple layers and changing positions, with bodies coiling and ngers uttering. The piece avoids any dramatizing movement, which gives it a hypnotic undertone. The bustle of the streets of Cairo pulsates in Tarab, a performance based on the musical systems used in traditional Arabic music where one can play in-between notes, allowing more room for self-expression. The transfer of this technique to the body has been at the origin of Laurence Yadi and Nicolas Cantillon’s choreographic research since 2003.

The performance was created in 2013, after Yadi and Cantillon’s trip to Egypt, and is being premiered for the first time this month at DCAF.

Duration: 55 min.
Tickets are available via E7gezly

Choreography, concept: Laurence Yadi, Nicolas Cantillon

Cast: Nicolas Cantillon, Ryan Djojokarso, Karima El Amrani, Victoria Hoyland, Aline Lopes, Laurence Yadi, Melissa Ugolini, Rosanne Briens, Margaux Monetti
Mix , Recording , Music: Jacques Mantica
Light Design creation: Patrick Riou
Technical manager: Arnaud Viala
Costumes Design: Olga Kondrachina
Documentary filmmaker, Video capture: Donkeyshot Filmproduction Ahmed Abdel Mohsen and Sandra Gisy, for the production of a documentary on the creation of the performance.

Co-producers: A cooperative project between the Association pour la Danse Contemporaine (ADC Geneva), the Arsenic (Lausanne), the Gessnerallee (Zurich), Südpol (Lucerne), as part of the curators fund Reso – Swiss Dance Network.

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