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| EPISODE 4

I dance, I exist

To the rhythm of the Bounouara and the Fezzani, we set off on a journey in which we explore the stories told by the bodies of women and men throughout the generations. What is Tunisian folk dance? Can it be limited to its labels and definitions?What does this spontaneous, natural expression tell us, as it weaves its narrating fabric of temporal and geographical accumulations, as well as cultural, social, economic and political introspection?
15 September 2021
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Created by
Rabeb Srairi
Directing
Rabeb Srairi
Editing and sound design
Oussema Gaidi
Illustration
Tayma Ben Ahmed

"I do not believe in a god who cannot dance" (Nietzsche, Thus spoke Zarathustra).

Dance is the first known artistic expression of humanity.

Why do we dance?

This is a question that resonates within the steps and the gestures of the hips - for dance is merely a text written by the body, in unconditional alignment with life. Dance is a paraphrase of both new and old stories, a reminder of fragmented memories and a depiction of reality and everyday life.

To the rhythm of the Bounouara and the Fezzani, we set off on a journey in which we explore the stories told by the bodies of women and men throughout the generations. What is Tunisian folk dance? Can it be limited to its labels and definitions?

What does this spontaneous, natural expression tell us as it weaves its narrating fabric of temporal and geographical accumulations, as well as cultural, social, economic and political introspection?

How is this dancing body - that so closely identifies with the rhythm that the two practically become one - formed? Who defines its limitations, and how do we transcend these?

Why did we dance in the past? Why do we dance today? These are the questions that this fourth episode of Tbarbich seeks to address.

Tbarbich

Tbarbich is an monthly series, exploring the very heart of Tunisian popular culture and its various forms of expression. Folk tales, songs, dances and well-known characters - immerse yourself in the stories that have been collecting dust in the scattered corners of the Tunisian collective memory. 

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