Danseurs Citoyens Sud (DCS) is a Tunisian organization concerned with the youth and seeks through its projects to integrate them into public life and support the culture of dialogue among them, and also aims to strengthen their artistic abilities in the performing arts sector and help them develop their experiences and provide opportunities for them.

Email:  contact@o-dcs.org
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“Noon” Performance by Ahmed Guerfel (DCS x WADE into ACTIVISM)

“Misahat Noon” is an artistic initiative undertaken by “Danseurs Citoyens Sud” representing a year-long collaborative effort. The primary objective of this endeavor is to combat and shed light on the pervasive issue of violence against women. As part of its commitment to this cause, “Danseurs Citoyens Sud” actively participated in “WADEintoACTIVISM,” a 16-day performing arts festival curated and produced by WADE, focusing on the urgent need to take action against gender-based violence and discrimination.

Within the festival, two performances entitled “Noon” unfolded at the Art On Site studio in NYC on November 25th, 2023. Spearheaded by the artist Ahmed Guerfel, who serves as the Executive Director of “Danseurs Citoyens Sud”. These performances integrated dance, visuals, and sound. Through these artistic mediums, “Noon” portrayed the critical and often challenging situations faced by Tunisian females in their homeland. The profound narrative aimed to not only uncover the harsh realities but also to inspire awareness, empathy, and a collective call to action against gender-based violence.

Going beyond mere representation, “Noon” provided a critical examination of the application of policies designed to protect women and uphold principles of justice and tangible equality. Hence, the performances served as a powerful medium to depict and critique the effectiveness of these policies.

Following each show, a panel discussion engaged the public to gather their perspectives and feedback on the matter. Moreover, these discussions explored potential strategic tactics to ensure collaboration between organizations and civil society, urging decision-makers to enforce strict and deterrent methods to eradicate this issue.