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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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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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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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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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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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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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Omar Rajeh

Omar Rajeh is a dancer and choreographer from Beirut and is currently based in Lyon. He is the co-founder of Citerne.live, an interdisciplinary digital space which shares dance performances with a global audience.

Updated on 21/04/2021

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Laurent Meheust

President of EDN (European Dancehouse Network) and deputy director of KLAP, the Marseille Dancehouse, Laurent Meheust is passionate in telling us about his work supporting artists and his hopes for choreographic art.

Updated on 26/05/2021

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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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Nathalie Béasse

A multi-disciplinary artist, Nathalie Béasse founded her company in 1999 in order to design her own shows blending theatre, dance, and visual arts. In advance of her next project, ceux-qui-vont-contre-le-vent (those who go against the wind), she recounts her creative process and its importance in...

Published on 02/07/2021

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Cécile Le Vaguerèse-Marie

Cécile Le Vaguerèse-Marie is head of the Onda, the Office national de diffusion artistique (French office for the circulation of performing arts) that offers several mechanisms to support structures committed to working with live performance. 

Published on 12/11/2021

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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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