Dance “Hmadcha, the world in trance” by Taoufiq Izeddiou


Taoufiq Izeddiou is inspired by the ritual dances and music of the "Hmadcha" as well as other comparable universes (Zar, Dervish, Voodoo...), which seek transcendence and self-transcendence in trance.

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When physical prowess becomes an authentic poetic act.

Breath is at the centre of the practice of the "Hmadcha", a brotherhood born at the end of the 17th century in Morocco, whose philosophy is close to the Gnawa symbolic system: deprivation and detachment from the material world, perfumes, invocations, ecstasy, depersonalization through trance driven by sounds, rhythms and body movements. If the musician's breath can be compared to a breeze that blows notes, the dancer's breath is a hurricane that carries away.

With this latest creation, born in a period of pandemic, Taoufiq Izeddiou embarks a whole new generation of dancers on a danced and life-saving adventure. He wants to confront this youth with our world in crisis, our new masked rituals, our new ways of being together, our solitudes, our intimacies. Diving into tradition to talk about today. The choreographer wishes to emerge from the crisis in a rich and intense collective movement with ten dancers on stage.

Dancer, choreographer and trainer, Taoufiq Izeddiou creates today between Morocco, where he was born, and Europe, where he trained; his shows tour the world.

Languages spoken

  • French


  • Cultural


  • Dance


  • 84


Extra reception facilities: Accessible to blind and visually impaired spectators.



Animals are not accepted.


Extra cost: From 5 € to 29 €. Reservation recommended.

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Ouvert le 07/04/2022
  • Le JEUDI à partir de 20:30:00


Dance “Hmadcha, the world in trance” by Taoufiq Izeddiou



Dance “Hmadcha, the world in trance” by Taoufiq Izeddiou

Châteauvallon - Centre National de Création et de Diffusion Culturelles
795 chemin de Châteauvallon
83190 Ollioules