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Nous serons tous dévorés par le feu

Radhouane El Meddeb & Malek Sebaï

dance music Premiere


Paris / Tunis


The memory of a nation is interwoven with personal memories in this piece for a dancer and a pianist paying tribute to the legendary Tunisian actress, singer and dancer Habiba Msika. Radhouane El Meddeb and Malek Sebaï conjure up her voice and her spirit of resistance in dance and music.


The place of women, artists and, more generally the notion of difference in Tunisian society have brought together the choreographer Radhouane El Meddeb, the singer Malek Sebaï and the musician Selim Arjoun. How can they bring to life the unconventional figure of Habiba Msika, a Tunisian Jewish artist who was burned alive by her lover in 1930, if not by exploring her story? By dancing a love song as if it were her last chance to avoid being forgotten forever, by creating a solo that explores the intimate and collective spheres, and by showing how her life resonates with contemporary society… Who was Habiba Msika? Who are we? Will we be devoured by fire once again?


MEETING with the artistic team on thursday 26th August after the show


With the support of the Euro-Mediterranean Cooperation Department of the Southern Region and the Hermès Corporate Foundation. Organised as part of the Africa2020 Season, with the support of the French Institute and the Committee of Patrons of the Africa2020 Season.

Practical information

2021 Edition

Duration 60'

Scheduled for Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 July at the Joliette theatre, the show has been postponed to Thursday 26 and Friday 27 August, 20h30, at Théâtre du Gymnase.





Rate 10€
Under 12 5€

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Photo-montage © Héla Ammar


Création 2021 | Une création de Radhouane El Meddeb et Malek Sebaï


Chorégraphie Radhouane El Meddeb Interprétation Malek Sebaï Création musicale et interprétation Selim Arjoun Artiste visuelle Héla Ammar Création lumières Eric Wurtz Collaboration artistique Philippe Lebhar Régie générale Bruno Moinard


Production La Compagnie de SOI Coproductions et partenaires Festival de Marseille ; L’Art Rue (Tunis) ; Festival Charleroi Danse (Belgique) ; Theater Freiburg (Allemagne) ; Théâtre de l’Opéra de Tunis Soutien Institut Français de Tunis ; DRAC Île-de-France, Ministère de la Culture


Avec le soutien de la Fondation d'entreprise Hermès.

Organisé dans le cadre de la Saison Africa2020, avec le soutien de l'Institut français et du Comité des mécènes de la Saison Africa2020.

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