The Metamorphosis

by Essia Jaibi

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Cursed times,

Blessed times,

Loss of reference points, equilibrium, hindsight...

Inexpressible vertigo...

What if in this moment that we live, this era of the unknown, this area of non-comfort, suspended between the "world before" and the "world after", we were in the process of mutating?


Through a false/real lively and virtual performance, Essia Jaïbi plunges us into the world of meta-morphoses.

She plays on fundamental myths, interrogates them, reinterprets them, juxtaposes them and ma-nipulates them.

Between truths and lies, empty and full, hallucinations and visions, she leads us into a space sus-pended between stories thousands of years old and their echoes that resonate monstrously in us.

Within this space Essia Jaibi invites the two artists Selima Ben Chedli and Osman Kilani.

The performance will be followed by a conversation moderated by Hajer Boujemaa and Haitham Haouel.

About Essia Jaibi

After studying theatre, drama and producing cultural projects in public spaces in Paris, Essia Jaibi returned to Tunis in 2017 to devote herself to creating outside and between walls. Through her research, her experimentations, and her creations, she questions, always in a provocative and insolent tone, the complexes and complexities of Tunisian society and aspirations of a new generation in search of identity, answers, and experiences. 

Among her creations : TUNIS SUR LE DIVAN (ANPU / TNT - 2015), UNE CHAMBRE À ELLES (Chouftouhonna Feminist Art Festival- 2016), LA NUIT DES ÉTOILES with Selim Ben Safia (2016/2017), BLACK FOREST (Goethe Institute - 2018), MADAME M. (Familia Productions - 2019), et ON LA REFAIT ! (Familia Productions/ Carthage Dance / Théâtre El Hamra / AFAC - 2019). 

Practical information

Friday 26 February 2021 at 18:00


1 hour

Price information

Free online on the L'Art Rue -الشارع فن Facebook page