Performer-choreographer Si’mhamed Benhalima is unique in the world of dance. A product of Hip-Hop culture and a member of the group Vagabond Crew, Boogie Lockers, and Division Alpha (for many productions and battles), he has also danced for Compagnie Malka, Compagnie Nasser Martin-Gousset, Misook Séo, and, for 18 years, with José Montalvo and Dominique Hervieu. He then joined Kader Attou’s company, Accrorap, for the productions Gorecki, Un break à Mozart, Douar, and Opus 14, as well as Soria Rem and Mehdi Ouachek’s Art Move Concept, for Nibiru.
On the strength of his experiences in choreography, he founded the company Existe in 2011 and produced his first show of the same name, Existe. He then cofounded the company Drive in 2016, in collaboration with Kevin Mischel, with whom he choreographed Soi.
On screen, Si’mhamed appears in Thierry Teston’s film La Cité de la danse, danced a duo with Kevin Mischel in the filmBâtarde , and in 2017, he was chosen to choreograph the dancers in the film Break.
Si’mhamed has always kept evolving in his dance and putting his body in play between order and disorder, line and curve. He brings his dance into play according to his personal history and the places he experiences, expanding his performance skills according to the choreography. His elegant dancing, spiced with virtuosity, examines mentalities and cultures in search of universal movement. All of this enrichment has made him a polymorphous, hybrid dancer, passing from one touch to another in a quest for a new aestheticism.