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CHRISTIAN RIZZO - LE SYNDROME IAN // 55' - 2018

Inspired by the London of the late 90s and his first experiences of clubbing, the choreographer and brilliant free spirit of contemporary dance Christian Rizzo brings together nine dancers for this show. Their movements, both jerky and airy, are accompanied by a soundtrack specially created by the French electro duo Cercueil.

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AUGUSTO // 62' - 2018

A performer who pushes physical boundaries as much as he explores virtual spaces, in this show the Italian Alessandro Sciarroni examines the figure of the Auguste clown, and more broadly, the mechanisms of laughter.

AUGUSTO is an in-depth exploration of the human voice and laughter. The piece establishes a very strong physical connection between performers and spectators. Together, they tend towards a euphoric, almost trance-like state, during an obsessive quest punctuated by...

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TRIPLE BILL // 96' - 2018

Three short pieces recorded during the Biennale de la Danse 2018.
Two renowned choreographers, Jann Gallois and Kader Attou, are invited to create pieces for five Japanese dancers. The show then ends with a piece by the 100% Japanese hip-hop company, Tokyo Gegegay.

Kader Attou, a major figure in hip-hop and contemporary dance, refines his taste for encounters and cultural mixes and relies on the personality of the dancers in a piece nourished by Japanese culture.

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27 PERSPECTIVES // 52' - 2018

Maud Le Pladec turns Schubert's Unfinished Symphony into a ghost score.
For this new creation, the choreographer gives the music another status to take a “new look” at her dance by developing a kind of choreographic meditation around the number 27, in reference to the artist Rémy Zaugg and his work “27 Perceptive Sketches”.
Dance, music and text have always been closely linked for Maud Le Pladec.
In the company of composer Pete Harden, she delves into another artistic...

Ballet
(S)ACRE // 62' - 2018

In this piece for 9 dancers and 3 female musicians, David Drouard has been inspired by the Rite of Spring, a ballet created in 1913, set to the music of Igor Stravinsky, focusing on the place of women.
In contrast to the vision of the Elect sacrificed by the old sages in the original ballet, a group of nine heroines resist the powers of oppression. David Drouard places them in an abandoned theatre, partly covered by vegetation.
With this struggle by women to stay alive, echoing...

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AINSI LA NUIT // 62' - 2018

This forth opus Dance/Man/Animal broaches new territories : to dance with nocturnal animals calling out to our ancestral fears, reaching the border of the inconceivable, when the human being, deposed of his predator status, is down to a simple prey.
On stage are side-by-side different species of animals with a strong imaginary imprint, owls, wolf, vulture… and five artists coming from different body cultures, three dancers, two circus artists. Their paths are quiet eclectic, they were...

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GARDEN // 25' - 2017

Choreographer Medhi Walerski creates a romantic piece for ten dancers from the prestigious Nederlands Dans Theater, to music by Camille Saint-Saëns.

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LOVE CHAPTER 2 // 60' - 2017

The second part of the cycle, after OCD Love, Love Chapter2, sees Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar continuing their exploration into loneliness today and its corollary, lack of connection.
“If OCD Love was dark, this will be even darker. And if this new creation were to be immersed in the water of OCD Love, this water would be blacker”, sums up Sharon Eyal. However, the choreographer (still in tandem with designer Gai Behar) has dressed her cast of 5 to 7 dancers in light-coloured unisex...

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25 YEARS, 25 DANCERS // 70' - 2017

A show created for the 25th anniversary of the Festival Suresnes Cités Danse, one of the most emblematic festivals in France.
"Children of Suresnes" from every generation are brought together on the same stage to share their generosity, energy and delight in dancing to a groove, a jazz refrain or a Bach Invention. A joyful party orchestrated by Farid Berki.

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SUNNY // 67' - 2016

Choreographer Emanuel Gat joins producer, musician and performer Awir Leon to stage SUNNY, presented at the Montpellier Dance Festival 2016.
It’s a multi-level piece, in between a musical concert and a vibrant choreographic exploration.
An explosion of ideas, the piece combines new sounds with a study of contemporary choreographic possibilities.

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THE FIGHT BETWEEN CARNIVAL AND LENT // 60' - 2016

Inspired by Bruegel the Elder’s painting, the choreographer Olivia Grandville has created a piece for 10 dancers. Wearing headphones, they all follow her instructions.

The Fight Between Carnival and Lent... Who doesn’t know this busy scene by Pieter Bruegel, which depicts the meeting between abstinence and excess within the setting of a village festival?
Olivia Grandville - one of the most talented and surprising choreographers of her generation – has built an amazing...

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BEFORE EVERYTHING DISAPPEARS // 90' - 2016

For this creation, recorded at the Théâtre National de Chaillot in Paris, choreographer Thomas Lebrun brings 11 dancers together on a real lawn. Amongst them are Daniel Larrieu and Odile Azagury, who taught him to dance.
“Avant toutes disparitions” (before everything disappears), there’s an urgent need to live, dance and especially to pass on knowledge. By pursuing his playful exploration of the history of dance, and notably sidestepping the codes of ballroom dancing, the current...

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LJOS / FUSE * // 23' - 2016

Recorded during the 2016 Scopitone Festival

Ljos (“light” in Icelandic) is a real-time dance performance for string players with video projection.
The dancer Elena Annovi is suspended in a harness in front of a massive screen upon which video and light are back-projected. The sensation of lightness and lack of gravity evoked by this aerial choreography is made possible by the synchronization of video, that comes alive and responds in real time to the performer’s...

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GRAND REMIX (HERVÉ ROBBE) // 22' - 2016

The famous sequence of Jerks of the Mass for the Present Time, choreographed by Maurice Béjart in 1967, is the starting point to this Remix created by Hervé Robbe and performed by the students of the National Contemporary Dance Center of Angers. Twisting the work of the Master, Herve Robbe gives a fresh boost to this now-classic piece, thanks to the energy and freshness of the students.

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MASS FOR THE PRESENT TIME (PIERRE HENRY) // 13' - 2016

At 87, Pierre Henry, the pioneer of electronic music comes back to get a new lease on the famous "Mass for the present time" with students of the National Contemporary Dance Center of Angers.
Created in 1967 for the Avignon festival, "Mass for the present time" is composed of 9 sets; Psyche rock remains the most famous one performed by many artists and used in numerous commercials.

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GODDESSES & DEMONESSES, BIANCA LI & MARIA ALEXANDROVA // 76' - 2016

A meeting between two dance stars for a “mythological” creation. As in Antiquity, they confront each other, transform themselves into Goddesses or demonesses in order to change the destiny of mortals and spread power, joy and energy all around them. Are these two female dancers two sides of the same coin? Operating heat and cold, they represent chaos and harmony.

For Blanca Li, choreographer, film director, dancer, actress, and Maria Alexandrova, lead dancer of the Bolchoï...

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TENIR LE TEMPS // 60' - 2015

With 16 superb stage performers and a choreography that echoes his last piece, created for the Lyon Opera Ballet, in this creation Rachid Ouramdane confronts his dancers with a mechanism that pushes them beyond their limits. We are caught up in a crazy spiral, overwhelmed by a crowd, excited by a tremendous state of surpassing oneself. An immediate pleasure! It's a crisis, chaos! On the almost empty stage, things happen without it being clear who is the cause of what. The dancers confront...

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WIEBO (BOWIE/DECOUFLÉ) // 88' - 2015

All the facets of this "man who fell to earth" are shining through an absolutely stunning and transgender show. It is as much a concert as it is a performance, an official ceremony as much as a clandestine cabaret, this great glam rock celebration runs through the work of Bowie in fifteen songs.

Philippe Decouflé has chosen the singular world of three singers to revisit Bowie’s myth aspects: folk with Sophie Hunger, post-punk rock with Jehnny Beth (Savages) and minimalist with...

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A BAS BRUIT (INSIDIOUSLY) // 66' - 2014

Insidiously. This is the way certain epidemics, ideas challenging the established order and nascent feelings are transmitted. Insidiously, like the story of our lives, in which the personal joins the great movements of history. Poised between dance and circus, the show is a kaleidoscopic collection of portraits capturing fractions of an era.
A human-sized hamster wheel is recycled in order to do the rounds of our inner world: a command to race, but also an anti-gravitational experiment....

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SNOW BEARD AND THE 7 LITTLE SLEEPING PIGS // 52' - 2014

Choreographer Laura Scozzi rewrites the stories of our childhood. A subversive and jubilant fable at the crossroads of dance, mime and theatre orchestrated by 8 hip-hop dancers.

Do humans rule the world? What if animals could have their say? What would happen if the Sleeping Beauty didn’t wake up? If Cinderella couldn’t find her slipper? If Snow White were black?
For the Suresnes Cités Danse festival, Laura Scozzi explores the stereotypes that society passes on to young...

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SWAN // 58' - 2013

Created by the choreographer Luc Petton, SWAN is not just another twist on “Swan Lake” but an original dance bringing together five dancers and swans. The final work is a combination of set choreography and improvisation, the dancers continually observing and anticipating the birds’ movements, leading or reacting.
Luc Petton attributes his fascination with birds to his childhood on the Brittany seaside. “They convey the poetry of life, a certain insouciance,” he said. “For me the dancer...

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HIP-HOP: BATTLE OF THE WORLD CHAMPIONS // 80' - 2012

This programme combines 2 dance shows: brought together on the same stage, two international hip-hop dance groups, two giants of the battle scene: Pockemon Crew and Wanted Posse.
A shock operation in the world of hip-hop, this was a one off performance!

Created in Lyon, the Pockemon Crew shows a powerful virtuosity around social and political themes close to everyday life. Their new piece, "Silence, on tourne!” recalls the origins of the hip-hop movement in the 1950s in...

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THE RITE OF SPRING // 60' - 2012

Triple tribute to Igor Stravinsky in the form of a pirouette by Jean-Claude Gallotta: the choreographer has chosen to focus on the first version of the work, which he considers one of the best, being rough, unaffected, devoid of ornamental embellishment and directed and recorded by Igor Stravinsky himself.
A Rite of Spring blazing with passion preceded by two short pieces: Tumulte (in which the choreographer invites the dancers and the audience to hear the raw silence of the dance that...

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DANCING WITH BIRDS // 54' - 2012

This performance, choreographed by Luc Petton, brings together four dancers and birds. Crows, starlings, parakeets, magpies and jay-birds carry us along with the dancers in an unbelievable ballet.
Between earth and sky, they burst forth and transport us on a magnificent yet fragile journey. Man becomes volatile, the bird assumes its rightful place in the choreography, and the birdsong blends harmoniously with the music.

Together, each paying the utmost respect to the...

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PIETRAGALLA, BETWEEN HEAVEN AND EARTH // 52' - 2010

Portrait of the French dancer and choreographer Marie-Claude Pietragalla.

Discipline, rigour, will and commitment are all adjectives that define the temperament of Marie-Claude Pietragalla, who was named principal dancer of the Ballet de l’Opera National Opera de Paris in 1990.
At 35, she decided to go it alone and, after succeeding Roland Petit at the National Ballet of Marseille, created her own company in 2004 with her husband, the dancer Julien Derouault. Since then...


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