Aïcha M’Barek & Hafiz Dhaou + Alexander Vantournhout

Creation 2020 / Belgian première / Young audience 6 years +

Chorégraphies : Aïcha M’Barek, Hafiz Dhaou, Alexander Vantournhout
Interprétation : Astrid Sweeney, Inês Carijó

Production : Le Gymnase – CDCN Roubaix/Hauts-de-France
Coproduction : Charleroi danse, Chaillot – Théâtre national de la Danse, La Manufacture – CDCN Bordeaux Nouvelle-Aquitaine – La Rochelle, POLE-SUD – CDCN Strasbourg, Le Rive Gauche Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray
Un projet porté par LOOP – réseau pour la danse et la jeunesse
Création novembre 2020, Le Gymnase – CDCN Roubaix/Hauts-de-France, festival Les Petits Pas et NEXT Festival
Les représentations à Bruxelles sont une co-présentation Pierre de Lune et Charleroi danse
Visuels © Joke Couvreur

The CDCN Le Gymnase (Roubaix) came up with the brilliant idea of offering choreographers an opportunity to combine the different ways they see things in a project for young audiences. After the first Twice in February 2019 in which the rigour of the young Emmanuel Eggermont was invited to encounter the imagination of Robyn Orlin, Twice#2 is the result of a commission given to Aïcha M’Barek & Hafiz Dhaou on the one hand and Alexander Vantournhout on the other. In their company Chatha, Aïcha M’Barek and Hafiz Dhaou from Tunisia combine their respective cultures and universes in a blend of music, ballet, film and indepth knowledge of hip hop. Meanwhile Alexander Vantournhout from Belgium,
as knowledgeable about contemporary dance as he is about circus, questions the creative potential that comes out of physical virtuosity and being confronted with objects. The two aesthetically different companies are each invited to create a piece lasting around twenty minutes for the same pair of performers. Twice#2 is heralded as the promise of an encounter between two singular styles of writing to enrich the world of dance for children and young people.

1st part :

Solo choreographed by Alexander Vantournhout and performed by Astrid Sweeney

2nd part :

Duo choreographed by Aïcha M’Barek and Hafiz Dhaou and performed by Astrid Sweeney and Johanna Mandonnet

Wed. 03.02.2021
Brussels - La Raffinerie
Wed. 03.02.2021
Brussels - La Raffinerie