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Chouf Ouchouf

Fondation BNP Paribas

Choreographer(s) : Zimmermann, Martin (Switzerland) De Perrot, Dimitri (Switzerland)

Present in collection(s): Fondation BNP Paribas

Video producer : Zimmermann & de Perrot

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Chouf Ouchouf

Fondation BNP Paribas

Choreographer(s) : Zimmermann, Martin (Switzerland) De Perrot, Dimitri (Switzerland)

Present in collection(s): Fondation BNP Paribas

Video producer : Zimmermann & de Perrot

en fr

Chouf Ouchouf

Chouf Ouchouf is Arabic for: „look, but take a real good look!!“
Any time that we confront the new and unknown, we find ourselves slipping into different – and complicated – emotional moods. We project certain unconscious desires and fears onto the other, insisting on the reality of our own perceptions and worldview. To feel more secure, we try hard to implement our own beliefs. But meanwhile, each of us also serves as a blank wall against which others direct their own projections.
How can a real relationship take place under circumstances like this? In this desert, how to dis- cover a real oasis instead of a mirage? Chouf Ouchouf enters into this labyrinth of questions and preoccupations. In a torrent of scenes, the topic is humorously twisted around, pushed steeply down, and then soars up into absurdity, to the point where gravity itself is de-commissioned.
Chouf Ouchouf exudes intensity and emotion, inspiring and seducing the spectator to look sharp: at the stage and at oneself.


Source : Zimmermann & de Perrot

Zimmermann, Martin

Martin Zimmermann was born in 1970 and grew up in Wildberg, a small Swiss village. After studying set design, he graduated from the Centre National des Arts du Cirque (C.N.A.C.) in France. Following his return to Zurich in 1998 he began to work as a choreographer and director. Ever since then, Martin Zimmermann has worked in partnership mainly with the composer and director Dimitri de Perrot with whom he co-directs the company Zimmermann & de Perrot. They have performed their productions around the world. Several of their pieces were created at Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne: Hoi (2001, Gaff Aff (2006), Öper Öpis (2008) and Hans was Heiri (2012)

Martin Zimmermann lives and works in Zurich.


More information : zimmermanndeperrot.com

De Perrot, Dimitri

Dimitri de Perrot was born in 1976 in Neuchatel, Switzerland. After matriculating from the Kunstgymnasium in Zurich he developed further as a self-taught musician and composer. In 1998 he turned his attention to the theater, and began to work as a director.


Source : Zimmermann & de Perrot


More information : zimmermanndeperrot.com

Groupe acrobatique de Tanger

Artistic direction : Sanae El Kamouni

Creation: 2003


The  Groupe  Acrobatique  de  Tanger  was  set  up  by  Sanae  El  Kamouni  in 2003  in  order  to  assemble  a  troupe  of  traditional  Moroccan acrobats with a view to creating a  contemporary  circus  show.  The  group  now tours worldwide. In Morocco there is an age-old acrobatics discipline  where  artists  always  reproduce  the same figures, with no creative latitude. El  Kamouni  shook  up  this  tradition  and  injected fresh impetus. Having met Aurélien Bory (Compagnie 111), they    travelled    Morocco   in   search   of   acrobats,   and   met  the  Hammich  family  of  acrobats  in  Tangiers.  This  encounter  yielded  "Taoub" (2004), which toured for six years in more than 20 countries. The group cultivates a unique art, stemming from the Amazigh tradition of Sidi Ahmed Ou Moussa which dates from the 16th century. This   discipline,   which   involves   forming   human pyramids, has military roots; it was used  for  the  scaling  of  defensive  walls;  it  also  includes  circular  figures  such  as  the  “Arab  wheel”.  This  ancestral  expertise  is  now  being  renewed  as  it  cross-fertilises  with Western choreography. The acrobats continued  along  their  path,  and  in  2010  invited  Martin  Zimmermann  and  Dimitri  de  Perrot  (stage  directors  and  circus  artists)  to   create   "Chouf   Ouchouf",   a   journey   through  a  labyrinthine  covered  bazaar,  courtesy of an ingenious set design. These top-flight artists settled in Toulouse in 2010. Aurélien Bory renewed their colla-boration  in  2013,  creating  "Azimut".  In  2016, Abdeliazide  Senhadji  (Compagnie  XY)  is  teaming  with  the  group  to  create  their  latest work.


Source: 17e Biennale danse (2016) - press file

Chouf Ouchouf

Artistic direction / Conception : Zimmermann & de Perrot

Choreography : Martin Zimmermann

Interpretation : Groupe acrobatique de Tanger Younes Hammich - chef des acrobates / Abdelaziz el Haddad/Jamila Abdellaoui/Adel Chaâban/ Younes Yemlahi/Yassine Srasi/Amal Hammich/ Mohammed Hammich/Mustapha Aït Ourakmane/ Mohammed Achraf Chaâban/Samir Lâaroussi/ Najib El Maïmouni Idrissi

Artistic consultancy / Dramaturgy : Sabine Geistlich

Stage direction : Zimmermann & de Perrot

Original music : Dimitri de Perrot

Lights : Ursula Degen / Jorge Bompadre et Cécile Hérault (régie)

Costumes : Franziska Born, Daniela Zimmermann, Mahmoud Ben Slimane

Settings : Zimmermann & de Perrot / Ingo Groher (construction) / Michèle Rebetez (Peintre décoratrice)

Sound : Andy Neresheimer / Franck Bourgoin, Sebastian Geret, Andy Neresheimer, Susanne Affolter (régie)

Other collaborations : Julien Cassier (Coach acrobatique), Jan Olieslagers (Régie générale) / Sophie Da Costa (Assistante de production) / Sanae El Kamouni (Direction Groupe acrobatique de Tanger) / Alain Vuignier (Direction de production) / Claire Béjanin (Production internationale)

Production / Coproduction of the choreographic work : Production Verein Zimmermann & de Perrot, Coproduction Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg / Pour-cent culturel Migros / Le Volcan, scène nationale du Havre / Equinoxe, scène nationale de Châteauroux / Espace Jean Legendre – Théâtre de Compiègne / MC2: Grenoble / Association Scènes du Maroc Zimmermann & de Perrot bénéficie d‘un contrat coopératif de subvention entre la ville de Zurich-affaires culturelles, le service aux affaires culturelles du Canton de Zurich et Pro Helvetia - Fondation suisse pour la culture. Zimmermann & de Perrot bénéficie du soutien de la Fondation BNP Paribas depuis 2006 pour le développement de ses projets. Scènes du Maroc reçoit le soutien du service de coopération et d'action culturelle de l'Ambassade de France au Maroc, de l'Institut français de Tanger – Tétouan, de la fondation BMCI et l'aide de la Compagnie 111. Scènes du Maroc bénéficie du soutien de la Fondation BNP Paribas pour le développement de ses projets. Résidence de création au palais Moulay Hafid à Tanger, première le 25 septembre 2009

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