Contemporary Dance

Sacre Printemps

Inspired by the 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 were both born in Tunis and have been creating together as Cie Chatha since 1995. Having first studied at the Music and Dance Conservatory of Tunis, and now based in Lyon, their works tour internationally, including Tunis, Beirut and Abu Dhabi.

Music by Eric Aldéa and Yvan Chiossone, interpreted by one of Tunisia’s major singers, Sonia M’Barek.

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Outdoor spaces
Southbank Centre Square, Belvedere Road