The Telegram

Creation date : 2002

Solo created by Aïcha M'Barek, student in the CNDC, for the programme "soli 2002"


M'Barek, Aïcha

Aïcha M'Barek was born into a family of artists in 1974 in Tunis and began dancing at the age of 5. Like Hafiz Dhaou, she studied at the Conservatory of Music and Dance in Tunis and joined the Syhem Belkhodja 's company (Sybel Ballet Theater). In 1995-1996, his meeting with Fadhel Jaziri (Founder of the Nouveau Théâtre Tunisien, author, director and producer) will mark her dance.

In 1999 she also began cinematographic studies at IMC (Institut Maghrébin de Cinéma) in Tunis. In 2000 she obtained a scholarship from the Institut Français de Coopération to study at the Centre National de Danse Contemporaine, Angers, where she met the choreographers and teachers Dominique Dupuy, Angelin Preljocaj, Joëlle Bouvier etc. In 2001, she choreographed a piece for four dancers, “Essanaï”  (The Artisan), then a solo, “ Le Télégramme”, in June 2002 which take inspiration from "The Lover" Marguerite Duras 's novel.

She performed in "Temps de feu" directed by Sophie Tabakov (Anou Skan Company). Since 2005, Aïcha had a Master's degree at the I.U.P. “Métiers des Arts et de la Culture”, University of Lyon 2. At the same time, in 2005, again with Hafiz Dhaou, they decided to set up the Chatha Company, combining their artistic aspirations.

Sources: The Chatha Company 's press file ("Narcose, 2017) ; Paris Art

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CNDC Angers

The Centre national de danse contemporaine - Angers (National Contemporary Dance Centre) is a national choreography centre (CCN). Its artistic and teaching plan, implemented by Robert Swinston, director of the CNDC since January 2013, is defined from its 5 main aims: the creation of new works, artist-in-residence programmes, the development of new line-ups, publicity, and dance training in association with the École supérieure.

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