by Selma and Sofiane Ouissi
When and where?
Friday, 22 september - 8:00 PM
Saturday, 23 september - 8:00 PM
Sunday, 24 september - 7:45 PM
Friday, 29 september - 7:45 PM
Saturday, 30 september - 7:45 PM
Sunday, 01 october - 7:45 PM
Thursday, 05 october - 8:00 PM
Friday, 06 october - 8:00 PM
Saturday, 07 october - 8:00 PM
Dar Hussein - Institut National du Patrimoine
Artistic direction: Selma & Sofiane Ouissi
Performance: Sofiane Ouissi, Jihed Khmiri, two pigeons (Shems and Tabriz)
Musical creation: Jihed Khmiri
Technical support (animals): Mohammed Attia, Akhtar Ali Khan
Illustration: Fakhri El Ghezal, 2021
Production: Virginie Dupray
Coproduction: Sharjah Arts Foundation, with the support of L'Art Rue, Tunis
Special thanks: Cie Libr’Arts, Montpellier · Institut National du Patrimoine
BIRD is an invitation to feel and re-think our relationship with the living. A new narrative is drawn by the body under our fascinated eyes and unfolds with restraint and accuracy in the sobriety of a geometric form on the ground.
The body of Sofiane Ouissi circulates between the boxes of this magic square, listening to the other bodies that cross the same space. No demonstration here, freedom is in the measure of micro-gestures decomposed, in the crumpling of a wing, in the beating of a heart to better dialogue with that of another. The rhythms increase in power carried by a musical creation that is united to the choreographic phrasing and the signs graphitized on the ground.
Each movement is an ode, each breath a fragile narrative.
Dar Hussein (map)
Sep. 22-23 & Oct. 5 > 7 at 8pm
Sep. 24, 29, 30 Sep. & Oct 1st at 7:45pm
Open to all public
Presence of pigeons - Not recommended for ornithophobes
Single price: 5 DT
Reduced rate: 3 DT for students & children < 12 years old
Free for residents of the medina upon presentation of an ID