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D-Sisyphe / décisif: Constructing a Better Future for Tunisia

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D-Sisyphe (pronounced as in the French ‘décisif’, meaning ‘decisive’ in English) is an important piece of performance, both as a creative expression that fuses contemporary dance with physical theatre and as an insight into the kind of socio-political situation of Tunisians that ultimately led to the 2011 uprisings that began…
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When The Arabs Used to Dance: A Celebration of the Past and a Warning for the Future

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When the Arabs Used to Dance is a somewhat contradictory title for a dance performance, using the past tense for something that is yet to come. The title is not the only part of El Meddeb’s new performance that seems out of place – the four male dancers use styles…
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A Dream-like Nightmare and a Painful Joy: An Interview with Badke

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The Shubbak blog caught up with Badke’s dramaturg Hildegard De Vuyst ahead of their performance at the Southbank Centre on Tuesday 14 July. They have just arrived in the UK after taking the performance to Salzburg, Austria and Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and are doing a…
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