Montréal – Marrakech

Danièle Desnoyers and Taoufiq Izeddiou

Open to otherness, dialogue and exchange, Montréal-Marrakech reconciles the worlds and visions of choreographers Danièle Desnoyers and Taoufiq Izeddiou. Focusing on the half-light and in-between, they co-create a work for four performers (two from Montreal, two from Marrakech) in close interaction with Montreal composer Ben Shemie and lighting designer Hugo Dalphond. Montréal-Marrakech questions the possibilities, the view of the other, the relationship to the performer, to the space and light, to the very act of creation. An original, stimulating, sensitive and highly engaging experience.

Montréal-Marrakech is a Carré des Lombes production, in partnership with Anania Danses and Le Festival On Marche – Marrakech / Compagnie Taoufiq Izeddiou, co-produced with Festival Montpellier Danse 2023.

The work benefited from a residency with Montpellier Danse at the Agora, Cité internationale de la danse, with the support of the BNP Paribas Foundation. The project also received an invitation from the Institut Français de Marrakech for a residency at La Maison Denise Masson, as well as an invitation for a residency at LAVI (Laboratoire Art Vivant et Interdisciplinarité) / Département de danse de l’UQAM. This work is produced in partnership with the Ministère des Relations internationales et de la Francophonie, the Conseil des arts de Montréal, the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec and the Canada Council for the Arts.


Conception et choreography

Daniele Desnoyers et Taoufiq Izeddiou



Abe Simon Mijnheer, Chourouk El Mahati, Myriam Arsenault Campbell and Moad Haddadi


Promotional Video

Aloïs Aurelle


Ben Shemie



Hugo Dalphond



Art Circulation