Cie Dyptik

D-Construction

D-Construction is a very energetic hip-hop dance performance with a powerful beat and an oriental twist.
Six dancers experience the liberation of the mind through movement. Merging into a group, they create a stronger entity; breaking apart, they assert their uniqueness.
A metal scaffolding stands in the middle of the playground and the dancers interact with it. It cages, protects and frees them at the very same time.
D-Construction connects, inspires and destroys to create something new.

Facts & Figures

  • outdoor
  • fixed place
  • Language no problem
  • Suitable for all ages
  • 35 minutes
  • 1 or 2 times a day
  • Website

Nonchalant and uninterested in consensus, Compagnie Dyptik dances its identity and revolt with force and authenticity. We are committed in our relationship to alterity, to other people and the body. We explore what it means to be human. With special attention to humankind’s history, we consider the intimate and the depth of things.
Through artistic creation and transmission, when we accompany and when we host, or when we bring people together… We dig for the visceral, what is most powerful in each and every one. Sometimes to exhaustion.

Dyptik was founded in 2012 by choreographers Mehdi Meghari and Souhail Marchiche.
The company is based in Saint-Etienne, France and has the support of the city of Saint-Etienne, the DRAC, the region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes and the Loire department.
Already in their founding year 2012, Compagnie Dyptik started exploring the theme of identity, through two choreographic pieces: En quête (2012) and Dyptik (2014).
The company then continued to tackle the topic of revolt with D-Construction (2016), Dans l’Engrenage (2017) Le Cri (2018) and Mirage (2021).
Apart from creating performances, Dyptik also organises numerous community projects and, since 2014, the Hip-Hop dance festival TRAX.
The company is committed to the values of sharing, cultural exchange and engaging with other people. The company opens their studio in St. Etienne to artists and the public and creates a true platform for residencies and performances.

Artistic direction    Souhail Marchiche and Mehdi Meghari
Choreography    Mehdi Meghari
Dancers    Evan Greenaway, Katia Lharaig, Hakim Abdou Mlanao, Karym Zoubert, Oscar Lassus, Silvia Addiego Mobilio
Sound designer    Patrick De Oliveira
Light engineer    Richard Gratas
Scenography    Bertrand Nodet
Production   Compagnie Dyptik

CO-PRODUCTION
CNAR l’Abattoir / Chalon-sur-Saône, Quelques p’Arts… Centre National des Arts de la Rue - Scène Rhône-Alpes / Boulieu-lès-Annonay, Groupe des 20 Auvergne - Rhône-Alpes, Centre culturel de La Ricamarie, Le Tobbogan - Scène conventionnée Plateau pour la danse / Décines

PARTNERS
Conseil Départemental de la Loire, Ville de St Etienne, ADAMI, SPEDIDAM, Théâtre de Tardy (Saint-Etienne), École nationale du cirque de Shems’y (Rabat, Maroc), les villes du Chambon-Feugerolles, l’Horme, St Chamond et St Hilaire de Riez

The Compagnie Dyptik is subsidised by the DRAC and Région Rhône-Alpes-Auvergne and the City of Saint-Étienne.

With the support of
Centre Culturel du Château de Goutelas (Marcoux), Le Fil - SMAC de St Etienne, le 37e Parallèle (Tours), Le festival Les Années Joués, la Ville du Chambon Feugerolles.

Creation support
DRAC et Région Auvergne Rhône-Alpes, Département de la Loire, Ville de St Etienne.

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