5-6 July 2017
Free event, no booking required
Southbank Centre Square
Wed 5 July 2017, 6 & 7.30pm
London, SE1 8XX
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British Library Square
Thurs 6 July 2017, 1, 4 & 6.30pm
96 Euston Road
London, NW1 2DB
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Liverpool Arab Arts Festival
Sun 9 July 2017, 1, 2 & 3pm
Open Eye Gallery Winter Garden
Inspired by the hopes and pressures of building a new civil society, choreographers Aïcha M’Barek and Hafiz Dhaou create a visceral streetscape of today’s Tunisia.
Featuring life-sized silhouettes by seminal street artist Bilal Berreni (Zoo-project), which appeared on Tunis’ main avenue after the revolution, Sacré Printemps! celebrates the diverse individuals who fought for their civil rights. Five dancers jostle, fight and compete among over 30 cut-out sculptures but also joyfully unite in their strife to join different voices and individualities into one hope.
Aïcha M’Barek and Hafiz Dhaou met at Sybel Ballet Theatre in 1995 and founded Cie Chatha in 2005 in Lyon, building a common choreographic language emerging from their dualities. Cie Chatha provides them with a platform to speak up, as attentive observers to the developments in Europe and Tunisia.
Presented in partnership with The Place and the Southbank Centre. Co-presented with The Place. Additional support from Institut Français and Ville de Lyon.