Bilal El Had
“Chaabi” (“popular” in Arabic) refers to the popular music and dance of Morocco, combining rural
and urban folk music.
”Popping” is a street dance adapted out of the earlier Boogaloo funk dance cultural movement in
Oakland, California, and is rooted through the rhythms of live funk music.
”Contemporary dance” is a genre of dance performance that developed during the mid-twentieth
century, with particularly strong popularity in the U.S. and Europe.
Bilal El Had is conducting his first research by exploring theses three different types of dance
culture/movement that he practiced, and their impact on his life and social environment.
Bilal El Had
Bilal El Had is born in Morocco in 1991. He start Dance in his living-room by watching his aunts dancing and being invited on the dance floor. At nine years old he approach ‘street dance’. In 2013, he graduated from engineering school in Annecy, France. During that time he participated in different dance projects and competitions in the region of Annecy. In 2013, he began his study at P.A.R.T.S. – Performing Arts Research Training School in Brussels. After graduation, he participated in the project «Chaos» by the choreographer Laurent Chertouane and worked as a permanent dancer at the dance company ROSAS until 2022. Currently, he works as an independent dancer with choreographers such as Radouan Mriziga and Perine Vailli, and he starts to make his own work.