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Il n'est pas encore Minuit

Il n'est pas encore Minuit

Il n'est pas encore minuit

With a festive atmosphere of freedom and resistance, 'Il N'est Pas Encore Minuit...' is a bubbling cauldron of individual wishes and desires, but in this case, it is more about the notion of the paths we take collectively than the shaping of an idea. Outside acrobatic work, a dance called the Lindy Hop was the point of convergence between individuals and generations. This dance, which grew out of 1920s Harlem and has a swing-like energy, constitutes an incredible playground which, in contrast to acrobatics, allows us to 'let go' and affirm our own uniqueness. And although it may not be the point of the show, its intentions are implicit: the affirmation of the collective and the listening to and understanding of the body as a joyful and poetic act of resistance. Our musical composition follows this theme with the aim of provoking movement as well as immobility; contrasting the energy of a rolling jazz made up of scraps of different things with the melancholy of the cello. The rhythmics will be in tune with the acrobatic figures and their breathing.

Générique

Collective creation

Tour : Abdeliazide Senhadji, Amaia Valle, Andres Somoza, Airelle Caen, Alice Noel, Ann-Katrin Jornot, Antoine Thirion, Aurore Liotard, Charlie Vergnaud, David Badia Hernandez, David Coll Povedano, Denis Dulon, Evertjan Mercier, Guillaume Sendron, Gwendal Beylier, Jérôme Hugo, Mohamed Bouseta, Romain Guimard, Thomas Samacoïts, Thibaut Berthias, Xavier Lavabre, Zinzi Oegem
Collaborations artistiques : Loïc Touzé, Valentin Mussou, David Gubitsch
Lights creation : Vincent Millet
Costume creation : Nadia Léon
Production directors : Peggy Donck et Antoine Billaud
Production : Cie XY 

Coproductions et residence : Biennale de la danse de Lyon/Cirque Théâtre d’Elbeuf (Pôle national des arts du cirque Haute Normandie) Scène nationale de Sénart/CIRCa (Pôle national des arts du cirque Midi Pyrénées) 

Video direction : Jean-Marc Birraux
Production : 24 images

Birraux, Jean-Marc

Jean-Marc  Birraux has been a director since 1995 for M6, Mezzo, France3, Paris Première, France2, Arte Live Web or even Arte.

Compagnie XY

Artistic direction: Abdeliazide Senhadji et Mahmoud Louertani

Creation: 2004


For 17 years, Cie XY has been investigating and exploring the language of acrobatics through the practice of lifts. While relying on the fundamentals of this circus technique, this collective of artistes keep playing with the codes, rhythms and forms of acrobatics to put them back at the very heart of the artistic gesture.

Since then, the company has chosen to work in large numbers in order to multiply possibilities and to enlarge its field of research. This choice also reflects an artistic approach that aims to question the concepts of mass, of the “audience” and their interactions in the same space-time. Beyond that, it remains a matter of questioning the relationship of an individual to a group or within a given social setting.

Through this approach, Cie XY has also chosen to be a true collective, sharing the expertise and ideas of each individual and by adopting a collegial creative process. This constant desire to be part of a process of transmission and sharing in a non-hierarchical framework, has a strong impact on daily work and becomes a direct component of the artistic forms that are produced. In this spirit, the team has chosen to turn towards the public through the collective creation of large-scale forms for the theatre, public spaces or any places that allow frontal or circular performances.


Source: Compagnie XY

More information: ciexy.com

Il n'est pas encore minuit

Artistic direction / Conception : Collectif XY

Interpretation : Collectif en tournée : Abdeliazide Senhadji, Amaia Valle, Andres Somoza, Airelle Caen, Alice Noel, Ann-Katrin Jornot, Antoine Thirion, Aurore Liotard, Charlie Vergnaud, David Badia Hernandez, David Coll Povedano, Denis Dulon, Evertjan Mercier, Guillaume Sendron, Gwendal Beylier, Jérôme Hugo, Mohamed Bouseta, Romain Guimard, Thomas Samacoïts, Thibaut Berthias, Xavier Lavabre, Zinzi Oegem

Lights : Vincent Millet

Costumes : Nadia Léon

Other collaborations : Collaborations artistiques : Loïc Touzé, Valentin Mussou, David Gubitsch

Production / Coproduction of the choreographic work : Peggy Donck et Antoine Billaud (Directeurs de production), Production Cie XY / Coproductions et accueils en résidence : Biennale de la danse de Lyon/Cirque Théâtre d’Elbeuf (Pôle national des arts du cirque Haute Normandie) Scène nationale de Sénart/CIRCa (Pôle national des arts du cirque Midi Pyrénées)

Production / Coproduction of the video work : 24 images productions collection scènes d'écran

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