Cultural Initiatives in North Africa and the Middle East
Recipe booklet (ingredients/movements)
Videos, photos : Synda Jebali
Interpretation/Kitchen : Sondos Belhassen
Cooking has become one of the main activities since the confinement; a (re)creative and reassuring activity, which gives rhythm to the days and helps to appropriate a time that has become elastic, an appointment where our memories, our feelings, our states of consciousness intermingle... I am thinking of all those who did not wait for the confinement to start... to these gestures that were transmitted to me, to the time that one devotes to such or such recipe... Reinventing the gestures that populate the daily life and govern the habits, between repetition of acquired movements and mimicry, exploration of new ways of doing things by proposing another field of possibility of the movement, of the body in space. Thus, what happens when the testing of the gesture imposes itself as the anchor point of an artistic practice? Are we calling for the transformation of the everyday by inserting the dream into reality?
She builds her career between dance and cinema while devoting a lot of time to teaching dance. As a performer, we find her these last years in "Face à la mer". "Pour que les larmes deviennent des éclats de rire" by Radhouane El Meddeb (Festival d'Avignon 2017) and in "AYUR" by Radouen Mriziga (Dream City 2019). On the cinema side, she has played in more than a dozen Tunisian feature films including "Benzine" by Sarra Abidi which earned her several awards for interpretation and international nominations.
A graduate of the School of Decorative Arts of Tunis (2013), Synda is a dancer and video artist. Passionate about images, she assists film and television directors and makes video clips with the association Debo she co-founded in 2014. She is currently working, as a performer, on the next creation of Eric Lamoureux and Hela Fattoumi at the CCN of Belfort.
Multidisciplinary artist based in Tunis, Saif Rais aka GODZY is a designer, beatmaker, editor, VJ and project manager. He is one of the founders of the collective DEBO.
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