Compagnie Dyptik
Big Stage
22.04.2023 – 23.04.2023
Mehrere Tänzer*innen gehen mit gestreckten Beinen auf ein Gerüst zu.

D-Construction is an energetic hip hop performance featuring a giant metal scaffold at its centre. The members of the audience will be seated on tanzhaus nrw’s Grand Stage, watching each other through the scaffolding’s struts and wire gauzes. Six performers begin a danced interaction with the object that is simultaneously keeping them captive and protecting them. They join forces to form a group and create a unity, only to immediately disperse again, re-claiming their uniqueness. D-Construction connects, inspires, and destroys to create something new.

Compagnie Dyptik was founded by choreographers Mehdi Meghari and Souhail Marchiche in France’s Saint-Étienne in 2012. Casually and with great confidence, Compagnie Dyptik has, since then, presented pieces dealing with issues such as identity, diversity, and the body. In their themes, they explore what it means to be a human being. Sometimes to exhaustion.

We will present D-Construction twice in a row on the occasion of the Nacht der Museum/ Night of the Museums on April 22nd. In addition to the performances, you will have the opportunity to participate in several Open Studio offerings during the Nacht der Museen / Night of the Museums.
The performance on 23.04. at 18:00 is not part of the Night of Museums program. A ticket for this event date does not entitle you to admission to the Nacht der Museen / Night of Museums.

Duration: 35 min.

Accompanying programme
Sat 22.04. from 19:00 Additional Open Studios and screening of the cinematic potraits iDAS NRW in the context of the Night of the Museums
Sun 23.04. 19:00 HipHop Jam with DJ F-Zee Open Session for urban dancers in the foyer
Sun 23.04. With audio description and tactile tour for blind and visually impaired persons. Tactile tour at 17:00. Registration at ticketservice@tanzhaus-nrw.de


Artistic direction: Souhail Marchiche and Mehdi Meghari; choreography: Mehdi Meghari; dance: Evan Greenaway, Hakim Abdou Mlanao, Karym Zoubert, Katia Lharaig, Oscar Lassus, Silvia Addiego Mobilio; sound design; Patrick De Oliveira; lighting: Richard Gratas; set design: Bertrand Nodet.

A production of Compagnie Dyptik, co-produced by 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, the City of Saint-Étienne, ADAMI, SPEDIDAM, Théâtre de Tardy (Saint-Étienne), École nationale du cirque de Shems'y (Rabat, Maroc), the towns of Chambon-Feugerolles, l'Horme, St Chamond and St Hilaire de Riez. Compagnie Dyptik is subsidized by DRAC and the Rhône-Alpes-Auvergne region, as well as the city of Saint-Étienne.

Sponsored by the Alliance of International Production Houses, supported by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.