Board of Directors and members
I spent my childhood and my adolescence in Morocco, the most beautiful country in the world ... I like sleeping under the stars, taking bus trips, hiking, biking and kayaking. This freedom of movement at my own pace and the possibility to meet those who are different from myself is something I would like to share with my neighbors. I coordinate cultural cooperation programs and accompany young practitioners as they launch their careers and become autonomous.
I have built my life according to convictions that were established over time. In my career, I lived collectively, or not, in several places in France. I was responsible for several cinema programs and accompanied a number of collectives, organizations, artists and so on.
Khadija El Bennaoui
My desire to explore the world motivates my commitment to the arts and culture. The more I work professionally, the more I understood that arts and culture are more than just leisure activities. They are an invitation to confront oneself and to be self-critical, but more importantly they are an invitation to accept divergent opinions, or points of view that differ from one world to another, with all those differences represented culturally, socially and economically. In my free time, I like to grow plants, pick spices or go for long walks in nature.
I am passionate about art, literature and cinema. I spent a year in Mexico, which reinforced my interest in travel and photography (and also for the mescal). I worked for cultural institutions organizing exhibitions and cinema programming before I became interested in performing arts. I am not only obsessed by the desire to travel but also by the culture of tea.
I wad born in Lebanon and as a result of my personal history I have lived in many different places. I speak several languages, but my only mother tongue is Arabic. In recent years, questions of perception and representation have become especially pertinent to my professional and personal career. I am no longer interested in participating to "happenings" or in being "at the margins" or playing an important or crucial role in programming or for the other. I would like to build my life at the convergence of our cultural differences. The purpose of all this is to live the beauty of nature that we are part of.
Aglaé & Sidonie, Abd Alssattar El-Herek, atelier juxtapoz, atelier de l'image, chantiers du Réel, Danielle Kattar, Editions Le port a jauni, Eric Demech, Georges Daaboul, Guillaume Parmentelas, IOT records, Lyne Strouc, Nadine Helwi, Natasha Marie Llorens, Mathieu Régent, Caetano Carvalho, la brasserie communale, la maison du chant, le grisbi, Maison RC, salon avant-après, vidéodrome, théâtre de l’œuvre, théâtre la cité, Yara Ebrahim,
Alfons Alt, Anne Pons, Beatrice Lily Lorigan, Catherine Vincent, Benoit Tabary, Compagnie Rassegna, Dj Big Buddha, Dj kanif the jhatmaster, Ex-Nihilo, Fred Salle, Ghaleb Cabbabe, Jean-Pierre Maero, Julien Valnet, Joseph Kai, Khaled Dawwa, Lara Tabet, Laurent Van Lancker, Lena Merhej, Lisa Mandel, Lucie Bitunjac, Mathias Poisson, Mohamed Al Rashi, Myriam Boulos, No Border Kitchen, Pierre Monestier, Randa Mirza, Sibongile Mbambo, Sylvie Paz, Yasmina Er Rafass, Yugen Blakrok,
LouBess, Sporting Club Corniche – Les Dauphins,