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The structure of the piece will be the repetition of one same scene/sequence incessantly mutated at each reiteration. Bodies hobbled, always reacting, in search of corporeal organization. A work on adaptation … A piece to endure…
The scene/sequence is sabotaged by both a selection of successive little modifications and by sudden massive alteration or by environmental disturbance. Degradations, hazards, unpredictable variations, abrupt mutations are staged. A normed, sexed, predictable sabotage of the bodies …
To show worn out bodies always having to reorganise themselves.
Obedient to an implacable structure of transformations, the performers can’t rest as at every come back of the scene/sequence, the adaptations lead to a new version.
Bodies are both trying to emancipate but above all they are in an unceasing evolution, as they still need to organise in order to face and endure the metamorphosis… How to persevere, how to resist ?


Source : CCN Caen, Normandy

Richard, Alban

Alban Richard discovered contemporary dance while he was pursuing literary and musical studies. From the late 1990s, he worked for various choreographers such as Odile Duboc, Olga de Soto and Rosalind Crisp.

In 2000, Alban Richard founded Ensemble l'Abrupt for which he created about thirty very different pieces, always in close interaction with a musical work whose writing and formal structure he questioned. Consequently, each creation opens up new research and a new performance style, setting itself apart from the previous one. The way he develops his shows, using restricted improvisations to devise the work directly on stage, encourages the performers to become creators of their own dance.

Alban Richard has collaborated with the Alla francesca ensemble, Les Talens Lyriques, Les Percussions de Strasbourg, the Ensemble intercontemporain, IRCAM and the Cairn, Instant Donné and Alternance ensembles, as well as with composers Arnaud Rebotini, Sebastian Rivas, Erwan Keravec, Jérôme Combier, Laurent Perrier, Raphaël Cendo, Robin Leduc, Paul Clift, Wen Liu and Matthew Barnson.

A prolific choreographer, Alban Richard is regularly invited by ballets and companies, both internationally (Canada, Lithuania, Norway) and in France, to create commissioned works.

Since 2015 he has been artistic director of the centre chorégraphique national de Caen en Normandie, with a project based on both his practice as an author and on connecting with the territory and its inhabitants.

More information : https://ccncn.eu/english/

Simon, Nicolas

Having picked up a passion for the audiovisual at an early age from his two brothers, Nicolas Simon quickly developed a love of cinema and began making short films in his teenage years. He studied at the audiovisual ESRA school in Rennes, where he made two 16mm short films. In 2004, he met Emmanuelle Vo-Din, who introduced him to the world of contemporary dance. 

In 2008 he completed Making Rainbow, a documentary retracing the five months over which the first edition of the performance Rainbow was created. He then co-directed Le Grand Éléphant - L’Aventure des Constructeurs, filmed over two years in the workshop of La Machine as they designed and built the Grand Elephant of Île de Nantes: a giant, animatronic elephant. Alongside regular collaborations with several choreographers, including, Alban Richard, Margot Dorléans, Sylvain Riéjou, Daniel Dobbels as well as the companies Le Pôle and PJPP, Nicolas Simon has made several documentaries, including Les Constructeurs d’Éole and Je me souviens.

centre chorégraphique national de Caen en Normandie

A place for dance open to everyone, where people come to see, dance and talk.

The centre chorégraphique national de Caen en Normandie is a space of shared projects that questions the world in which we live, a receptive place where dance is at the heart of an artistic, political and civic-minded vision. It is a centre for the creation, hosting, production and dissemination of choreographic works, a hub that acts as a resource for training and research. It is a place shared with artists, residents, associations and cultural institutions, a place open to artistic creation and the contemporary repertoire.

Awakening curiosity, stimulating the desire for knowledge, opening up to differences, sharing real artistic, intellectual and human experiences – these are the challenges identified by Alban Richard for the centre chorégraphique national de Caen en Normandie.

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Artistic direction / Conception : Alban Richard

Choreography assistance : Daphné Mauger

Interpretation : Cyril Accorsi, Mélanie Cholet, Max Fossati, Laurie Giordano, Laëtitia Passard

Original music : Laurent Perrier

Lights : Valérie Sigward

Costumes : Corinne Petitpierre

Production / Coproduction of the choreographic work : Production ensemble l’Abrupt Coproduction Rencontres Chorégraphiques Internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis, Arcadi Ile-de-France, Centre national de la Danse, Pantin (création en résidence). Avec le soutien du Centre Chorégraphique National de Franche-Comté à Belfort, de la Drac Ile-de-France / ministère de la Culture et de la Communication pour l’Aide aux compagnies, et de l’Association Beaumarchais.

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