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In queer communities, blood does not necessarily mean protection. Chosen families with friends are often created. Building on this chosen family notion, Saphir Belkheir reinvents his lineage. Dialoguing with personalities from the past, real or fictional, he tries to better understand the roots of his own dance to better prepare the journey ahead.

Choreography, performance, set design: Saphir Belkheir
Music : Nour Aït Sadi                                                                                                     Film : Samir Ramdani and Saphir Belkheir

Production: Maison de la Culture de Seine-Saint-Denis

Coproduction: Common Stories, a Creative Europe programme with the Maison de la Culture de Seine-Saint-Denis, Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles, Alkantara Lisbonne, africologne, Riksteatern Stockholm I Fonds Transfabrik - Franco-German Fund for Performing Arts 
With support from: ICI-CCN de Montpellier I La Briqueterie CDCN du Val-de-Marne I Points Éphémère I Les Ateliers Médicis

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Residency periods

  • 10 July - 25 August 2023
    TRANSAT programme, Because U Art association, Marseille, with the support of Atelier Médicis
  • 11-15 March 2024
    Point Ephémère, Paris
  • 18-29 March 2024
    CDCN Val-de-Marne La Briqueterie, with the support of ICI-CCN de Montpellier / exerce

Touring dates

  • May 2025 (premiere)
    MC93, Bobigny
  • June 2025
    africologne Festival, Cologne
  • Novembre 2025
    Alkantara Festival, Lisbon