creation 2021

Itmahrag

Creation 2021

Choreography for 5 dancers and 3 musicians

Premiere on the 15th of January 2021, La Filature, Mulhouse

Artistic direction and choreography

Olivier Dubois

Creation Assistant

Cyril Accorsi

Interpretation

Musicians : Ali Elcaptin, Ibrahim X, Shobra Elgeneral

Dancers : Ali Abdelfattah, Khaled Flash, Mohand Qader, Moustafa Jimmy, Mohamed Toto

Music

Composer : François Caffenne

Musician & singers : Ali Elcaptin, Ibrahim X, Shobra Elgeneral

Technical director

François Michaudel

Light designer

Emmanuel Gary

Set design

Olivier Dubois & Paf atelier

Living for many years between Paris and Cairo, Olivier Dubois formulates for the first time a singular vision of today’s Egypt: Itmahrag invites us to dive into the heart of a dance that Dubois describes as ‘incendiary’.
« A dance of fire, the fire that turns your blood red, that scares you, that often burns and always warms you. »

Mahraganat made from self-tones voices and slang rhymes saturate the speakers of taxis, street vendors, as well as the ones of both chic and popular weddings, trendy or neighborhood parties.

Within Itmahrag, Olivier Dubois works with this drive of life coming from the youth.

 

Itmahrag is the result of several months of work in Egypt in partnership with B’sarya for Arts, a new independent space in Alexandria that supports young Egyptian musicians and visual artists. Olivier Dubois’s new creation is the product of a three-month dance training workshop for young performers of Mahrganat in partnership with Ezzat Ezzat Contemporary Dance studio in Cairo, a series of music production workshops for young musicians with François Caffenne in Alexandria, and weeks of artistic residency between Fayoum and Cairo – a definitely incredible artistic and human adventure.

Production :

COD – Compagnie Olivier Dubois

Itmahrag is implemented in partnership with B’Sarya for arts in Egypt

 

Coproductions :

Le CentQuatre-Paris / Chaillot – Théâtre national de la Danse / Biennale de la danse de Lyon 2021 / Théâtre Paul Eluard (TPE) de Bezons, scène conventionnée d’intérêt national « Art et Création » – danse / Escales Danse, scène conventionnée d’intérêt national « Art et Territoire » – danse / Maison de la Culture d’Amiens – Pôle européen de création et de production / Théâtre de Nîmes – scène conventionnée d’intérêt national – Danse contemporaine / Les Halles de Schaerbeek / JuliDans Amsterdam Festival / RomaEuropa Festival / La Filature, Scène nationale de Mulhouse / Scène conventionnée de Limoges / Festival Paris l’Eté

 

Partners:

D-CAF Orient Production / The Arab World Institute in Paris / Arab Arts Focus & Studio Emad Eddin Stiftelsen / La SPEDIDAM, société de perception et de distribution qui gère les droits des artistes-interprètes en matière d’enregistrement, de diffusion et de réutilisation des prestations enregistrées / Région Île-de-France

 

Coproductions B’sarya for arts

The training phase was co-funded by the European Union in collaboration with EUNIC. With the support of the French Institute in Paris.

Olivier Dubois is an associate artist at CENTQUATRE-PARIS

Olivier Dubois Company is supported by the French Ministry of Culture

 Olivier Dubois is an associate artist at Théâtre Paul Eluard (TPE) de Bezons, scène conventionnée d’intérêt national « Art et Création » – danse, from 2019, and at Théâtre de Nîmes – scène conventionnée d’intérêt national – Danse contemporaine from 2020