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Autarcie (.…)

Compagnie par Terre/Anne Nguyen (FR)

A picture from the production "Autarcie (….)"
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„To heavy percussion rhythms, the four female dancers of Anne Nguyen’s Compagnie par Terre show a polished choreography with breakdance and body-popping elements. Sometimes they twitch like robots lined up in formation, then break out of the uniformity and use the entire stage space for an enthusiastic dance which is precise and expressive. The response is jubilant.”
Neue Presse, 9 September 2013

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French choreographer Anne Nguyen is an astute analyst of social interplay. In her latest work, two B-girls and two specialists in popping oscillate between the safety of anonymity within the crowd and the promise of greater freedom in autonomy. The former variant takes place in a group dance at the front of the stage, which is persistently disrupted by dancers spontaneously breaking away into independent spaces. The girls literally step out of line. Familiar hip hop moves are deconstructed and re-formed differently, giving them an individual identity. Having made a bold mark on last year’s festival with the B-girl duet “Yonder Woman”, Nguyen again places hip hop in compelling new contexts in this production. Applying martial arts rules to dance, Nguyen creates a dynamic evening which aptly describes the personal struggle for individuality against the dictate of the masses.

(approx. 50 Min.)


Watch a video clip from the production on Compagnie par Terre


cast & credits

Choreograper: Anne Nguyen
Dancers: Magali Duclos, Sonia Bel Hadj Brahim, Linda Hayford, Valentine Nagata-Ramos
Original soundtrack (Composer and Percussionist): Sébastien Lété
Lighting design: Ydir Acef
Assistant choreographer: AragoRn Boulanger
Artistic counsel: Jim Krummenacker
Costumes designed by: Courrèges
Production: Compagnie par Terre
Co-production: Théâtre Paul Eluard de Bezons, scène conventionnée/ Théâtre Paul Eluard de Choisy-le-Roi/ Tanzhaus NRW, supported by Take-off: Junger Tanz Düsseldorf/ Centre chorégraphique national de Grenoble - dans le cadre de l’accueil studio 2013/ Centre chorégraphique national de Rillieux-la-Pape/ Parc de la Villette (WIP Villette)/ Centre de Danse du Galion d’Aulnay-sous-Bois/ L'Avant-Scène Cognac - Scène conventionnée "inclinée danse"

With the support of: l’ADAMI

The par Terre Dance Company is funded by l'aide à la compagnie de la DRAC Ile-de-France, la Région Ile-de-France and l'aide au fonctionnement du Conseil Général du Val-de-Marne.

Autarcie (....) has been rewarded by association Beaumarchais-SACD (French Society of Dramatic Authors and Composers). Anne Nguyen has been awarded their 2013 Nouveau Talent Chorégraphie prize.

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