Founded in 2012 by choreographers Souhail Marchiche and Mehdi Meghari, Compagnie Dyptik has set up its own creative space in Saint-Étienne, France.
From 2014, Dyptik Studios truly became a place of artistic residence, and Festival TRAX affirmed the will of both choreographers to contribute to the development of Dance.
Compagnie Dyptik produces and broadcasts its shows in France and the world; it is supported and approved by the City of Saint-Etienne, the Ministry of Culture and Communication (DRAC Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes), the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region, and the Loire Department.
Souhail Marchiche and Mehdi Meghari are Hip-Hop choreographers. Together, they run Dyptik, a name they chose for very symbolic, meaningful reasons.
Separately although already together, they discovered Hip-Hop dance and never gave it up. They danced and battled within collective groups until they found each other, tamed each other, and entered into a companionship.
Today, they have trust in their artistic twinning. They say they understand each other before words even arise, embracing a co-writing process where each of them takes his place depending on the project. They thus question the world from the same places. Naturally. For that is how a duo works.
When you talk with one or the other, or both, some words will inevitably invade the conversation: exchange, sharing, collective, team, observation, questioning, others, elsewhere…
They both stand up for a Hip-Hop at the plural form. They are in the street, they are on stages. They have created a festival to reveal young authors, and in order to keep mixing their dancing practice, they have travelled the world to meet Malagasy, Malian, and Palestinian dancers, with different conceptions of Hip-Hop…
The New Talent Choreography Award (Nouveau Talent Chorégraphie) has been awarded in 2019 to Medhi Meghari and Souhail Marchiche, a duet of curious, greedy, insatiable, revolted, effervescent authors who build a highly relevant work in an ever so impertinent way.
Artistic direction Souhail Marchiche and Mehdi Meghari
Administration Élodie Birker
Production and Diffusion Jérôme Guyot
Cultural transmission and TRAX Festival Aziz Khalil
Communication Cécile Mounier
Stage management Richard Gratas
Convention by the city of Saint-Étienne.
Support by the DRAC Auvergne – Rhône-Alpes, the Région Auvergne – Rhône-Alpes and the Département de la Loire.