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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Plan B

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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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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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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Aguibou Bougobali Sanou

Dancer and choreographer from Burkina Faso, mixing African and Brazilian influences, with her In-Out Dance Festival Aguibou Bougobali Sanou offers a moment of encounter and interaction in the public sphere. 15 companies from all over the world took part in the 2020 edition.

Updated on 07/09/2020

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Sylvain Groud

Appointed in 2018 as head of Ballet du Nord at the National Centre for Choreography in Roubaix, Hauts-de-France, choreographer Sylvain Groud develops the interaction between music and dance and seeks to provoke encounters between them. Because Sylvain Groud likes to discover dance where it is least...

Published on 21/09/2019

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La Spire, de Chloé Moglia (2019)

FranceDance UK

Amala Dianor, Emanuel Gat, Dorothée Munyaneza, Gisèle Vienne… The greatest artists of contemporary Francophone dance are coming to the UK for the FranceDanse UK festival, from August to November 2019. 14 artists and companies are visiting Belfast, Birmingham, Brighton, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow...

Updated on 17/10/2019

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Germaine Acogny

Dancer and choreographer, founder of the prestigious École des Sables, Germaine Acogny mixes traditional African dances and contemporary dance for works that endeavour to question the ties between Africa and the West.

Updated on 05/06/2020

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Blanca Li

Choreographer, dancer, actress and film director, Blanca Li has asserted herself as a reference in the world of contemporary dance. Resolutely turned towards innovation, in November 2020 at the Chaillot National Theatre she presents the live performance virtual reality show Le Bal de Paris (The Ball...

Updated on 08/10/2021

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When virtual reality meets live performance

For a few years, new artist forms come forth at the intersection of innovation and art. In the area of virtual reality, creators take hold of this medium and mix it with performance art, journalism, and visual art, to bring spectators new experiences. Artists, always pioneers, have anticipated the...

Updated on 30/11/2021

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Lucie Antunes

An eclectic artist, Lucie Antunes creates intense melodies and shows standing at the crossroads of artistic disciplines. Blending music, dance, and theatre, she works on committed stage performances where the digital world meets robotics. 

Published on 04/01/2022

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Taoufiq Izeddiou, On Marche, Marrakech

A passionate dancer and experienced choreographer, Taoufiq Izeddiou has made himself an ambassador for contemporary dance in Morocco and abroad.

 

Updated on 21/02/2019

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Catherine Tsekenis

Catherine Tsekenis is a former professional dancer who has built her career focussed on gestures and knowledge. Today she directs the Centre National de la Danse - CND (National Dance Centre), and provides unfailing support to arts and theatre creators.

Published on 03/06/2021

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(France-Portugal 2022 Season) "Futurologies fluorescentes" at the Centre Pompidou

Futurologies fluorescentes – Centre Pompidou - 18 March to 2 April 2022 

As part of the France-Portugal 2022 Season, the Centre Pompidou's Spectacles Vivants and the Teatro Municipal do Porto have joined forces to offer an abundance of programming: Cornucópia, the latest creation by the mala...

Updated on 04/04/2022

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