Julia Grosse and Yvette Mutumba

Julia Grosse and Yvette Mutumba breathe new life into the world of contemporary art: based in Berlin, they design exhibitions and founded the magazine Contemporary And, a demanding print and digital publication whose aim is to “connect cultures”.

Updated on 04/05/2022

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NGoné Fall

N'Goné Fall, the General Commissioner of the Africa2020 Season, wished to place this ambitious project under the banner of pan-Africanism and collective intelligence.

Updated on 04/05/2022

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Rachid Ouramdane

Co-director of the CCN2 (Grenoble National Choreographic Centre) with circus artist Yoann Bourgeois, the choreographer Rachid Ouramdane is the guest curator for the Outdoor section of the 2019 Bolzano Danza Festival (Italy) where he intends to take a poetic approach to space, examining internal...

Updated on 18/07/2019

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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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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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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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Marie Houdin

As part of a choreographic research and video and sound collection project focused on social and traditional dances from the African diaspora and Native American communities and the resilience of peoples, Marie Houdin visited Cuba, Senegal and New Orleans in 2018 and 2019. At the end of January she...

Updated on 22/01/2020

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Erge Yu

Trained in classical dance in China where she was born in 1987, Erge Yu arrived in France after discovering contemporary dance. The dancer, who is also a choreographer, created her MoLi solo after a residency in 2019 at the Cité internationale des arts (International City of Arts). 

Updated on 04/03/2020

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Adrien M et Claire B

In their projects, Adrien M & Claire B combine art and digital technology, dance and pixels, through both shows and exhibitions in augmented and virtual reality. Their chosen technique primarily serves as a media for poetry and sensations.

Updated on 16/03/2020

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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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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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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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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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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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