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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Georges, by Mylène Benoît, Compagnie Contour progressif

Mylène Benoît and Julika Mayer bring six recycled puppets back to life. Georges, a  poetic, humorous piece incorporating dance, blends the living bodies of the creators with the inanimate bodies of the puppets, asking viewers to question their understanding of death.

Published on 04/10/2019

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Näss, de Fouad Boussouf, Compagnie Massala

Founder of the Massala Company, choreographer Fouad Boussouf created Näss (The People in English), bringing together seven dancers with backgrounds in hip-hop, traditional Moroccan dance and contemporary circus. 

Published on 06/11/2019

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White Shadows (Les Ombres blanches) by Nathalie Pernette

In collaboration with magician Thierry Collet, Nathalie Pernette choreographed White Shadows, where the supernatural defies death. In the ruins of a house, a pair of dancers brings moving ghosts to life, making audiences young and old smile and shiver in a show appropriate for viewers 6 and up.

Updated on 28/10/2019

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The best of French contemporary dance visits the UK

For four months, from August to November of 2019, the greatest contemporary dance artists from France and Francophone countries will take centre stage in nine major cities in the United Kingdom.

Updated on 17/10/2019

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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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Crowd, by Gisèle Vienne

In Crowd, the choreographer Gisèle Vienne stages 15 dancers at the heart of a party distorted by violence. A radical, polyphonic dance show where movement becomes exhilarating and cathartic. 

Published on 30/09/2019

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La Spire, de Chloé Moglia (2019)

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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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