piece by Haïm Adri, Company Sisyphe Heureux, in
collaboration with the Algerian plastic artist and calligrapher
'The Absent' is a performance about
sensual pleasure and sensual pain, desire and taboo.
Texts from the Bible as well as from Sufi poetry reflect
on the human duality of sensual and spiritual love.
The performance presents a dance of extreme contrasts:
changing rhythms, excess and moderation, the exuberance
of sensual pleasure and sorrowful renunciation. Danced
within scenery of oriental beauty, made by the calligraphic
work of Rachid Koraïchi the piece manifests the
eternal paradox of love.
Concept and direction: Haïm
Design/Calligraphy: Rachid Koraïchi
Dance: Haïm Adri, Nathalie Hervé, Bettina
Neuhaus, Samuel Dutertre
Live Music: Alex Morel (flute)
Sound collage: Frédéric de Ravignan and
Text, voice: Muriel Adri
Co-production of Cie Sisyphe Heureux,
Théâtre Gérald Philippe de Champigny
sur Marne, C.C.N. de Créteil du Val de Marne
and the Cie Monatalo-Hervieu with the support of the
DRAC Ile-de-France, la SPADIDAM and ADAMI.
The calligraphies presented on this website were designed
by Rachid Koraïchi.