100 steps almost,
in Bologna

Back to all Events

After directing the contemporary dance festival 'On Marche' in Marrakech, Morocco, Taoufiq Izeddiou prepares expert and amateur dancers for the public presentation of '100 passi quasi' - 100 steps, almost -, at the first international festival of Atlas of Transitions, held in Bologna, Italy, from 15th to 24th June 2018. Taoufiq's current work at San Martino theatre, Bologna, is supported by the artistic experience of Said Ait El Moumen, musician, dancer, and choreographer, co-founder of the first contemporary dance company in Morocco 'Anania' together with Taoufiq, in 2002, and, more recently, artistic director of Corpo Locale.COM, Biella, Italy.

Between 7th and 12th April, and then between 16th and 22nd June, about 100 people will be sharing their emotional experiences by walking together and creating the (dancing) community that will cross the squares of Bologna on 23rd and 24th June. For about 60 minutes, '100 passi quasi' will break the rhythm of the city's and its citizenships' daily life while restoring the natutal sound of people's bodies and their gestures.

After an initial, very slow start, the dancers will approach the musicians playing and standing by at the opposite side of the square, step by step, faster and faster, thus composing the energetic atmosphere that will explode as a collective joy in the final moments of the performance. Everyone will be invited to dance and open up to the other by the means of their bodies.
The creative practice of '100 passi quasi' by Taoufiq Izeddiou invites the participants as well as the performance's spectators to perceive public spaces and time from a new perspective, thanks to which their relationship with the others will be experienced with a renewed enthusiasm.

Pictures by Konstancja Dunin-Wasowicz

Involved Artist
Workshop led by Taoufiq Izeddious, choreographer and dancer
With the artistic contribution of Said Ait El Moumen, dancer and choreographer

Taoufiq Izeddiou, from Marrakech, is an internationally renowned choreographer and dancer. He is the artistic director of both the contemporary dance festival ‘On Marche’ and of Cie Anania, the first contemporary dance company in Morocco, whose lines of research are the imperviousness between origin and identity, tradition and modernity.
His choreographies have been included in the programmes of important contemporary dance centres and festivals such as Danse Afrique Danse, Charleroi Danse, International Choreographic Encounters of Seine-Saint-Denis, Vienna’s Tanzquartier, and Transamériques.

Events like this
Sep 20 2019 to Sep 24 2019

Damascus 2045

Powszechny Theatre has announced its return with a new production directed by Omar Abusaada entitled "Damascus 2045" which will premiere in September 2019 in Warsaw. A dystopian performance based on the history of the ongoing war in Syria. Can you whitewash a long-term trauma? Does human memory have any chance in confrontation with electronic memory? Can „War of Liberation” be a better version of the war?
Read more
May 25 2019 to May 26 2019

Incredible Paths

During the multidisciplinary festival 'A Taste of the Other', Le Channel Scène Nationale de Calais invited people on a journey with an unusual itinerary along which they could meet four people who each have a unique point of view, an experience and a certain knowledge on the much-debated topic of migration. The “incredible paths” was an opportunity to create a space where short testimonials and concise reflections that shed light on questions raised by intercontinental migrations can be shared. 
Read more