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Bliss

CN D - Centre national de la danse 2015 - Director : Centre national de la danse, Réalisation

Choreographer(s) : Égéa, Anthony (France)

Present in collection(s): Centre national de la danse , CN D - Spectacles et performances

Video producer : Centre national de la danse

Integral video available at CND de Pantin

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Bliss

CN D - Centre national de la danse 2015 - Director : Centre national de la danse, Réalisation

Choreographer(s) : Égéa, Anthony (France)

Present in collection(s): Centre national de la danse , CN D - Spectacles et performances

Video producer : Centre national de la danse

Integral video available at CND de Pantin

en fr

Bliss

For this new percussive and exhilarating creation, Anthony Égéa returns to the roots of hip hop dance and his own writing: transposing the world of night clubs onto the stage, BLISS offers an immersion into the extravagances of these places, where dance is distinguished through a current, hybrid form of movement. Against electronic music, a real link between sensations and movements, the piece follows the path of individuals whose stories are revealed, cross paths, and miss one another. The relationships with bodies and appearances multiply, somewhere between lightness and solid gestures. The audience is invited to blend into the feverish world of tribal dance, where one's identity can get lost in the contagion. BLISS is the journey of one night, where dance finds itself again and is fuelled by an intensive, hungry, stubborn intoxication, with a mixed-up and energetic movement. 

Updating: April 2015

Égéa, Anthony

Starting in 1984, Anthony Egéa embarked upon the long learning process of hip hop dance. Having gained awareness of numerous different techniques, he perfected his training at the Ecole Supérieure Rosella Hightower in Cannes thanks to a choreography scholarship from the French Ministry of Culture. He was also awarded the Lavoisier scholarship by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and trained at the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater in New York.
His work on the subject led naturally to a streamlining of his movement and the construction of more abstract forms, confronting the virtuoso with the miniscule, the demonstrative and the expressive.
His work arose from the context of an incensed humanity and the hip hop dance rebellion.
Since 1999, his choreographies have caused his style to evolve, bringing his own vocabulary into contact with other languages. Anthony Egéa has a desire to “reveal dance from the inside, deeper down, from our skin to our feelings”. He chooses paths for transformation over the course of his pieces and projects, to call movement into question by developing hybrid forms that distance themselves from conventions and expectations. From solos to group pieces, his work changes according to the people he meets.        
Anthony Egéa places the body at the centre of his work, developing the energy and expressiveness of gestures, with creations like Tryptik (2000), Amazones (2003), and Soli (2005), where hip hop is revisited in a feminine way. In Urban Ballet (2008), the relationship between music and dance presented him with another objective: to mix urban dance with a classical score. This piece also received a Labanotation. With Clash (2009), two dancers engage in a bodily debate that challenges the notion of power, territory and borders. 
In 2010 he wrote Tetris for the Ballet de l'Opéra National de Bordeaux and Middle, in 2011, for the Beijing Dance Theater.   
In 2012, he choreographed Rage, a piece for six African dancers, offering a tracking shot of the contemporary Africa that so fascinates him. In it, he shows the vital rebellion, ardour and artistic hunger of dancers who offer, through their startling presence, a perspective of their continent.
In 2013, he embarked upon a new adventure, drawing inspiration from the world of the Wizard of Oz to develop a new piece aimed at a younger audience. This new reading of Oz led him towards new horizons where fairy tales, hip hop, gestural virtuosity and video collide.   
Keen to pursue collaborations with dancers from other places, he joined up with the project Käfïg Brasil, a piece for eleven Brazilian dancers by Mourad Merzouki, to write one of its scenes.
Since 2002, in parallel to his artistic work, he has directed the Centre de Formation Professionnelle (Professional Training Centre) for hip hop dancers from the Rêvolution company.

 

Centre national de la danse, Réalisation

Since 2001, the National Center for Dance (CND) has been making recordings of its shows and educational programming and has created resources from these filmed performances (interviews, danced conferences, meetings with artists, demonstrations, major lessons, symposia specialized, thematic arrangements, etc.).

Compagnie Rêvolution

Bliss

Artistic direction / Conception : Anthony Égéa

Choreography assistance : François Lamargot, Célia Thomas

Interpretation : Lydie Alberto, William Domiquin (Talents Adami), Jérôme Fidelin (Talents Adami), Romain Guillermic (Talents Adami), Jocelyn Laurent (Talents Adami), Sandrine Lescourant, Jérôme Luca, Laura Luca, Marie Marcon (Talents Adami), Brandon Masele (Talents Adami) Musiciens : Yvan Talbot, Philippe Pham Van Tham

Stage direction : Monique Garcia

Set design : Florent Blanchon

Lights : Florent Blanchon

Costumes : Hervé Poeydomenge

Other collaborations : Direction musicale : Yvan Talbot

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