Searching for Tarab

A documentary by Sandra Gysi and Ahmed Abdel Mohsen
Switzerland, Egypt / 2022 / 52min / VO anglais, français

Two dancers from Geneva are confronted with numerous artistic and political challenges as they attempt to transform Tarab – the oriental musical concept – into an occidental dance performance.

With Laurence Yadi | Nicolas Cantillon and
Compagnie 7273.

June 22: Swiss premiere in Geneva: Festival International du Film Orientale Genève 

next performances in St.Gallen and Zurich:

Festival Dance on Screen (with German subtitles)

SO 5. May 2024 ︱ 13:00 ︱ Tanzfest St.Gallen ︱ KINOX  (Q&A after the film programme)

MI 8. May 2024 ︱ 20:30 ︱ Zürich Tanzt ︱ Arthouse Kinos PICADILLY 1 (Q&A after the film programme)

Further Festivals:

September 23: DANCE CAMERA ISTANBUL, Turkey
Juni 23: MasterDoc International Documentary Film Festival, Tiblisi, Georgia: Winner Best Feature Documentary
February 23: Dance on Camera Festival, New York, US
January 23: The Music Dance Screening Film Festival Consonance, Tiblisi, Georgia: Winner Best Documentary
November 22:  Beirut Art Film Festival, Libanon

Cinematography: Ahmed Abdel Mohsen, Sandra Gysi, Khalid Awad
Editing: Ahmed Abdel Mohsen, Sandra Gysi
Music: Jacques Mantica, Sir Richard Bishop
Sound Design: Maruan Youssef
Sound Mix: Ramón Orza
Picture Design: Ahmad Abosaada
Narration: Phil Hayes
© 2022 donkeyshot filmproduction / Compagnie 7273

Press Kit english (2 MB)

Press Pictures (5.9 MB)

Trouver le Tarab et le danser, l a p e p i n i e r e 25.6.2022 (French)
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