La Fresque by Preljocaj, across the Atlantic

Inspired by a Chinese fairy tale, La Fresque features ten dancers from the Preljocaj ballet. The dark sets and luminous couples are the purest expression of the style of a choreographer whose creations are the fruit, as he likes to say in the words of René Char, of a “furious art”. The ballet is...

Published on 18/03/2019

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Motion, by the Zahrbat company

By working with Ukrainian dancers accustomed to hip-hop battles, Brahim Bouchelaghem has created a work that combines the energy of improvisation with the rigour and poetry of choreography.

Published on 25/03/2019

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Unwanted, by Dorothée Munyaneza

With strength and energy, Unwanted by Dorothée Munyaneza recounts the trauma of wartime rape. The young Rwandan artist gives a voice to women and children who are often silenced.

Published on 05/04/2019

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Gisèle Vienne

Gisèle Vienne’s work illuminates what lies in shadow, the hidden side buried in each of us. Constantly torn between perfection and horror, her creations explore violence, returning the full cathartic dimension to the performing arts.

Published on 14/08/2019

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The Roots, by Kader Attou

With The Roots, a show created for his company Accrorap, Kader Attou brings his own history of hip-hop to the stage, made up of cultural exchanges, childhood memories and demanding technique.

 

Updated on 14/03/2019

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Pixel, by Mourad Merzouki

In Pixel, a piece created by Mourad Merzouki for his company Käfig, video becomes a dancer in its own right. The boundaries between bodies and projections blur to create a futuristic world.

Published on 18/03/2019

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Plan B by Company 111 heads to China

Written in 2003 by Aurélien Bory and Phil Soltanoff, Company 111's signature show Plan B is being recreated in China.

Updated on 24/05/2019

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French dance in Asia

Since March 2019, Asia has welcomed and presented French choreography in all its different forms.

From China as part of the Croisements festival, to Japan via Singapore, Taiwan and Hong Kong, discover some of the shows on tour.

Updated on 13/06/2019

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Maria Carmela Mini

Director of the Lille Latitudes Contemporaines festival, Maria Carmela Mini is on the lookout for new choreographic trends, both in France and abroad. Under her watch, she deciphers a contemporary dance that is increasingly hybrid but can also revert to more choreographed forms.

Updated on 24/02/2020

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Abdoulaye Trésor Konaté

From a childhood of constant wanderings on West African lands, Abdoulaye Trésor Konaté keeps a sense of pace, the measure of movement. The choreographer dances the lines of a cultural intersection between Africa and Europe.

 

Updated on 13/12/2019

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Mylène Benoit

French choreographer Mylène Benoit and German puppeteer Julika Mayer created Georges in 2018 in Avignon as part of the “Sujets à Vif” festival. From this piece came the idea of a participatory project, Moving through time, involving children from a primary school and elderly people from a retirement...

Updated on 10/05/2021

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Éric Minh Cuong Castaing

Coming from the world of film animation, the choreographer Éric Minh Cuong Castaing combines dancers and new technologies in his works, examining our perceptions of bodies and their apprehension in dealing with these tools.

Updated on 07/10/2020

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Lettres du continent : 21 African artists on the public health crisis

How can artists live with the public health crisis in Africa? Lettres du continent (Letters from the continent, 2020), a feature-length video performance led by the choreographer Faustin Linyekula and broadcast online, features a portrait of and letters from 21 dancers and collectives from across...

Updated on 01/02/2021

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Luar Maria

Brazilian choreographer Luar Maria is putting together a solo on the relationships between the movement of dance and that of drawing. The dancer’s work is informed by an expansive career as an academic and dance-based researcher, forged alongside her creative work.

Updated on 09/09/2020

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