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Taoufiq Izeddiou - company Anania
Sun May 26 2024 10:00
Het Huis Utrecht
5 hrs
French (Dutch/English translation)

Masterclass with Taoufiq Izeddiou: choreographer, dancer, and educator. This workshop is based on his piece HMADCHA, which features a world where dance meets trance, bodily exhaustion, and the transformation of the individual into a political body.

The deadline for applying for this masterclass has passed. However, for some masterclasses, we still have a few spots available. If you wish to take part, please email Do not fill in the Google form, as this will no longer be read. We hope to see you there!

Taoufiq Izeddiou is a choreographer, dancer, and educator born in Marrakech. Contemporary dance came into Taoufiq Izeddiou’s life through a training he describes as “wild.” His encounter with Bernardo Montet, director of the National Choreographic Center of Tours, introduced him to the professional stage in 1997. Parallel to his career as a dancer, Taoufiq Izeddiou created his first choreography in 1999. The following year, the solo “Danse Nord” by Suzanne Buirge put him on the map of the choreographic world. In 2003, the success of the group piece “Fina K’enti” inspired him to establish Anania, the first contemporary dance company in Morocco. Two years later, he created the contemporary dance festival “On marche” in Marrakech.  

During this masterclass, you will have the opportunity to delve into the inspiring universe of the choreographic piece HMADCHA, which serves as the foundation for this unique session. You will immerse yourself in a realm where dance meets trance, bodily exhaustion, and the transformation of the individual into a political body. Taoufiq Izeddiou explores the power of trance and movement to transcend physical and mental limitations, enabling you to transition from a body burdened with daily concerns to a body firmly rooted in the political space. This workshop invites to go beyond the confines of traditional dance. 

Whether you are an experienced dancer or simply curious about exploring the potential of your body, the workshop is open to all.

The Masterclass includes lunch and a ticket to the 21h15 performance of HMADCHA by Taoufiq Izeddiou at the Stadsschouwburg Utrecht on Sat. 25th May. Although there will be a person helping with translation, the main means of communication will be physical language.


Photo credits: Agnès Mellon



Taoufiq Izeddiou – company Anania

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