Dancing on the Edge Urgent artistic dialogues with the middle east




Meher Debbich Awachri

Solo theater performance about doubt, rebellion, and losing faith

Writer, actor, and dancer Meher Debbich Awachri created the internationally successful piece D-Sisyphe in 2012. Inspired by the myth of Sisyphus by Albert Camus, the character in this adaptation is personified by the Tunisian construction worker Khmais. He is unsatisfied with his life, his family has become a burden to him, and not only has society rejected him, but God seems to have abandoned him as well. Khmais feels he has lost his faith, and even though this painful realization frightens him, it also gives him strength. The piece offers a fascinating insight into a modern Arab society and its problems. Using a very physical approach to theater, Awachri has created a provoking yet subtle performance.

“Awachri is a phenomenally flexible performer.” – Neues Deutschland, Germany

DIRECTORS Meher Debbich Awachri & Imed May TEXT Meher Debbich Awachri WITH Meher Debbich Awachri ASSISTANT DIRECTOR Med Abd Jalil SCENOGRAPHY & COSTUMES Emna Barhoumi SOUND DESIGN Ahmed Faten & Haythem Mensi SOUND TECHNIQUE Ahmed Faten & Sameh Mhadhbi SOUND INSTALLATION Mehdi Bekir LIGHT DESIGN Abd kader Hermessi LIGHT TECHNIQUE Nawress Arfaoui MUSIC Habiba Msika & Shikh Affrite INTERNATIONAL DIFFUSION Khadija Mestiri PRODUCTION New Vision Prod PRODUCTION MANAGER Hassan Ben Jeddou LENGTH 60’ LANGUAGE Arabic with English surtitles