The gesture of the manual worker transformed into a profound dance...

I Listen (You) See

Hamdi Dridi (Montpellier/Tunis)  

15 – 16 May 2022 | Potsdamer Tanztage 2022Dance / performance

A trio with various backgrounds pays tribute to the figure of the worker – the gesture of the manual worker transformed into a profound dance... In I Listen (You) See, Hamdi Dridi continues his research on the body at work, on repetitive movements, derived directly from the working man's gestures that exhaust and wear out. Voices, discussions, and songs invade the stage and once again corrupt the movement to be made, to be perfected. The space is weaved with light, dotted with halos, and surrounded by construction equipment and sound spaces. A large loudspeaker suspended from the ceiling, floating and dangerously manipulated by the dancers, creates a hypnotic cycle of visual and sonic images. Hamdi Dridi, step by step, unifies audience and dancers in movement and emotion, to offer an intensely physical hymn to the physicality of work, to breath and to life.

After the Show on Sun 15 May: Audience discussion


Price info Ticket

Advance booking: € 16 / reduced € 8
Box office: € 17 / reduced € 8
Schools: 4 €

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Concept, choreography, musical landscape: Hamdi Dridi
Dance: Houcem Bouakroucha, Hamdi Dridi, Feteh Khiari,
Lighting: William Petit
Sound: Christophe Zurfluh
Production: Chantiers Publics
Photo: Ahmed Bousnina
Co-production: National Theatre Tunis, Bonlieu National Scene, Montpellier Danse, National Ballet Marseille with the support of the French Institute Paris-Résidanses 2019 exchange programme.
With the support of Région Occitanie Pyrénées Méditerranée, la Drac Occitanie, Occitanie en Scènes - aide à la mobilité.
Special thanks to: Hafiz Dhaou, William Petit, Emmio Greco, Hela Fattoumi, Eric Lamoureux, Philippe Verrièle, Dominique Prime.
With the kind support of the Institut français and the French Ministry of Culture / DGCA
Duration: approx. 50 minutes