Hamid Ben Mahi & Christophe Hutin

Choreographer & Architect

May-June 2023

Hamid Ben Mahi & Christophe Hutin
  • Performing Arts
  • Architecture
  • Cities
  • Chicago
“This piece integrating dance, performance, video images and architecture, will shed necessary light on the expression of individuals in a common place.”

As part of Albertine Dance Season 2023


Hamid Ben Mahi :

After his choreographic studies at the National Conservatory of Bordeaux, Hamid Ben Mahi developed his work alongside artists such as Philippe Découflé, Michel Schweizer, or Kader Attou and, in 2000, established his own company Hors Série. After creating with Michel Schweizer, the solo Chronic(s), he began a research process on the identity of the dancer, often based on his own history and taking hip hop dance to new paths.
His work highlights the urgency to explore the depths of the identity of the individual which result in pieces that are sensitive, serious, poetic, and moving, full of humility and voluntarily accessible to everyone.  


Christophe Hutin : 

Christophe Hutin is an architect, teacher-researcher, and lecturer at the École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Bordeaux. Specialized in sustainable architecture based on the economics of construction, he has carried out numerous projects and studies in the field of housing, public cultural facilities, and business premises. He regularly collaborates with the choreographer Hamid Ben Mahi and with the musician and urban theorist Christopher Dell, around the notion of improvisation. Christophe Hutin is also a film and documentary director, set designer and exhibition curator. His project Communities at Work was selected to represent France at the 2021 Venice International Architecture Biennale. He was a contributor to the 2021 Chicago Architecture Biennale on the theme of The Available City. After having worked in Detroit in 2013, he continues to question public space and communities in the United States.  


In partnership with

Théâtre Louis Aragon
Théâtre Louis Aragon

The Théâtre Louis Aragon, an accreditated dance center, is a multidisciplinary venue that places creation and residencies at the heart of its project. Its "Territoire(s) de la Danse" program focuses on exchanges and encounters between communities, artists and their creations. At the same time, the Théâtre Louis Aragon co-directs "La belle scène saint-denis" every summer in Avignon, with a program of its artists in residence.