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Focus on dance at the Lyon Biennale

On September 21-24, 2016, the Institut français, Biennale de la Danse and Onda will be organizing a FOCUS, for a meeting place for international professionals, enabling them to discover and spot the latest trends on the French choreographic scene.
The Institut français, by taking its role as an international stepping stone even further in the realm of dance, also helps program managers set up a network. Initiated in 2008, the Focus on Dance has welcomed, for each edition, about 100 foreign program managers from 40 countries around the world.
This fifth edition offers an instant picture of dance, captured live, in France, in 2016. It will put a spotlight on 9 pieces, including 5 creations, while adding the presentation of two post-residency works.
The program brings together artists that revisit the most diverse heritages, from trance to Brueghel, including Dadaists and Ian Curtis, singer of the band, Joy Division. Others invent virtuoso, fun-poetic and impertinent languages to express the (dis)order of things. The artists, ever so demanding, (“Exigeants” en français), free and generous, present at the Focus on Dance are those who have called on art to answer to the upheavals found in today’s world.
Other major meetings will complete the program, such as ‘‘conversations’’ to discover the artists’ world, with ‘‘impromptu’’ presentations as well as a conference that is danced.

The artists and their works

  • Cecilia Bengoléa & François Chaignaud, 2016 - Première in France
  • Olivier Dubois, Auguri, 2016 - Première in France
  • Vincent Dupont, Stéréoscopia

  • Daniel Linehan, DBDDBB

  • Olivia Grandville, Combat de Carnaval et Carême, 2016

  • Bouchra Ouizguen, Corbeaux, Première in France

  • Rachid Ouramdane, TORDRE

  • Collectif Petit Travers, Dans les plis du paysage, 2016 - World première
  • Christian Rizzo, le syndrome ian, 2016


Photo : Stéréoscopia © M. Domage