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La Cité Radieuse

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La Cité Radieuse

Choreography: Frédéric Flamand
Scenography: Dominique Perrault
Choreographical assistant: Katharina Christl
Music adviser: Jacques-Yves Le Docte
Music: Valentin Vassiliev Silvestrov, Natasha Barret, Ground Zero, Noah Creshevsky ,MarinMarais / SophieWatillon, Icarus, Jonathan Pebler, Holger Hiller etc ...
Sound editing: Xavier Yerlès
Lights design: Nicolas Olivier, Frédéric Flamand
Costumes: Annelies Van Damme
Created, 15/07/2005 - 10e édition du Festival de Marseille (F)
15 dancers
Coproduction Festival deMarseille (F), Fondazione Teatro Due Parma (I)


Le Corbusier’s utopia, to which the title pays homage, dreamt of bringing happiness to people through architecture. Flamand and Perrault question new forms of utopia linked to the advent of this city-world generated by the process of globalisation.
Dominique Perrault was given the task of creating the stage design came up with a device of mesh screens and metallic woven cloth manipulated by the dancers and relayed by a sophisticated system of camera/projectors. These enable the real body and its performance to be examined from unexpected perspectives and simultaneously fromdifferent viewpoints.
A way of shattering the traditional performance setting.

It is an epic production, well done and well performed. It’s
absolutely no surprise that people like it.
Marie-Christine Vernay – LIBÉRATION


Frédéric Flamand
Frédéric Flamand’s approach to dance is one that advocates breaking down barriers between techniques and encouraging a dialogue between classical and contemporary dance. For ten years he has been working
intensively on the relationships between dance and architecture, collaborating with major architects.
His work’s multidisciplinary perspective led to him directing the first International Festival of Contemporary Dance at the Venice Biennale in 2003 and heading up a workshop in the art & design faculty of the
University of Architecture in Venice. He has been running the Ballet National in Marseille since December 2004, after having directed Charleroi/Danses – Centre Chorégraphique de la Communauté française de
Belgique for close to 15 years. Up to 2009, he ran the D.A.N.C.E training programme alongside William Forsythe, Wayne McGregor and Angelin Preljocaj.
Frédéric Flamand is appointed Artistic Director of le Festival International de Danse de Cannes for the 2011&2013 editions.

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