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Vif du sujet (Le) : Pas de vague avant l'éclipse

Vif du sujet (Le) : Pas de vague avant l'éclipse

Pas de vague avant l'éclipse

An Etoile at the Opéra de Paris, Kader Belarbi had a go at hip hop with the choreographer Farid Berki. In Pas de vague avant l'éclipse, he explores space and raw materials. On the floor with a paper bag or performing acrobatic figures, he re-invents ritual stick dances with building site wood and revisits musical juggling or the steps of whirling dervishes. An original choreography against a background of far-off traditions and paltry urban objects.

Belarbi, Kader

Renowned dancer and choreographer, Kader Belarbi is characterized by an endless curiosity and a renewed appetite for dancing adventures.

After studying choreography at the School Dance of the Paris Opera, he joined the ballet corps in 1980, where he climbed the stage with brilliance. In 1989, he was named Star with the role of "The Bluebird" in Rudolf Nureyev's "Sleeping Beauty". Nineteen years later, he made his official farewells at the Ballet de l'Opéra in Paris with "Signs" by Carolyn Carlson.

Open to all styles, he danced the numerous ballets of the repertory of the Paris Opera and remains a familiar of the contemporary dance. He has been associated with numerous world premieres by major choreographers and aesthetics such as Roland Petit, Rudolf Noureev, John Neumeier, George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, Maurice Béjart, Maguy Marin, Dominique Bagouet, Saburo Teshigawara, Jirí Kylián, William Forsythe, Mats Ek and Pina Bausch.

Also a choreographer, Kader Belarbi is the author of forty ballets: "Giselle and Willy" (1991), "Salle des pas perdus" (1997), "Les Saltimbanques" (1998), "Hurlevent" (2002) for the Ballet de l'Opéra de Paris , "Les Épousés" (2004), "La Bête et la Belle" (2005) for the Grands Ballets Canadiens, "Entrelacs" for the National Ballet of China, "The Wonderful Mandarin" for the Ballet of the Grand Théâtre de Genève Musicians and dancers of the Paris Opera (2008), a lunar Pierrot accompanied by a dancer and a guitarist (2011) ...

During two seasons (2009-2010 and 2010-2011), he is an associate artist at La Comète, a national stage in Châlons-en-Champagne (France) and performs on tour with a group of dancers.

For the Capitole Ballet (Toulouse, France), which he directs since August 1, 2012, he creates "Liens de table" and "À nos Amours" (2010), "La Reine morte" (2011), "Étranges Voisins" (2012), "Entrelacs", "The Corsair", "Beauty and the Beast" (2013), "Bach-Suite III" (2014), "Giselle" (2015) and "Mur-Mur" (2016).

Throughout the seasons, Kader Belarbi allows the dancers to seize the diversity of choreographic styles in order to nourish their dance.

He is an Officer of Arts and Letters (2006), Knight of the Legion of Honor (2008) and an Officer in the National Order of Merit (2016).

Source: Theatre du Capitole 's website (Toulouse, France)

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Berki, Farid

Back in 1995, Farid Berki combined hip-hop and flamenco in Fantazia, then renewed the experience with Pétrouchka by proposing a unique interpretation of classical ballet (a creation which he reproduced in 2001 for the Ballet du Rhin). In 1999, he won the SACD New Choreographic Talents Award and partnered with Kader Belarbi, Paris Opera Danseur Étoile, in a solo produced for the Vif du Sujet in Avignon. At the same time, he explored the world of capoeira and produced the work Invisible Armada with the Claudio Basilio Company. In 2001, he created Atomixité on the subject of urban utopias and, in 2002, a solo entitled Sur le Feel where he confronts others but in more specifically himself. In 2004, he choreographed a tale of fantasy Six fous… en quête de hauteur, with a set designed by the comic book artist François Schuiten, and performed during the “Lille 2004, European Capital of Culture”. This work was reproduced for the 2006 Lyon Dance Biennial. At the same time, the Bateau Feu commissioned Soul Dragon from him, an event creation for 30 dancers and actors (including 15 dancers from the Shanghai Opera Academy with whom he worked for 3 years) for the Year of China in France. In 2005, he continued to defy stereotypes and conventional theories concerning the hip-hop movement which led to the creation of two works: Hip-no-Tic or the pursuit of the utopian origins of his body language and Oud !, a burlesque duo where dance embraces theatre. After three residences in Chad, he began reflecting on the foundations of hip-hop culture as being a movement of awareness for North-South relations. Exodust in 2007 and Deng Deng in 2008 were the fruit of these considerations. The French Cultural Centre in N'Djaména nominated him as associate artist until 2010, but the war was to waive this adventure. In 2009, Farid Berki questioned repertoire transmission and handing it on to the new generation. This led him to reproducing the solo Du feel à retordre for Nabil Ouelhadj from the 6ème Sens collective and to proposing a danced conference around the improbable story of hip-hop: Hip Hop Aura. In January 2016, Farid Berki was made an Officer of the French Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Ministry for Culture.


Source : France Culture


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Riolon, Luc

After studies of mathematics preparatory class and medecine studies, Luc Riolon begins to make films within the framework of his Faculty of Medicine, then met the famous choreographers of the 80s (Maguy Marin, Mark Tompkins, Josef Nadj, Daniel Larrieu Daniel, Odile Duboc, Josette Baiz, Angelin Prljocaj, etc.) with whom he shoots numerous films (re-creation for the camera, the illegal securements). In the 80s with the American choreographer Mark Tompkins he introduces the video on the stage, broadcasting live on big screens the images which he shoots with his camera by being on the stage with the dancers, mixing live images and pre-recorded images. With Daniel Larrieu he participates in the creation of the famous show WATERPROOF, the contemporary choreography which takes place in a swimming pool, by filming live) the dancers dancing in the water and mixing the live images with pre-recorded underwater images. This choreography has been shown in many countries (USA, Canada, Spain, England…)
Then he collaborates during 10 years with the famous french TV producer Eve Ruggieri for her programs" Musics in the heart ". He shoots with her of numerous documentaries about classical music, opera singers and dance. From 1999 he directs documentaries of scientific popularization, by following researchers attached to the resolution of a particular ecologic enigma. These two artistic and scientific domains which can seem separated are nevertheless, for Luc Riolon, connected by the same approach : the deep desire to understand the world, by the art or by the scientific research, and to restore it to the largest number. Among his recent scientific documentaries, we can quote for example " The Enigma of the Black Caiman ", Living and dying in the swamp " or " The Nile delta: The end of the miracle ". “Chernobyl, a natural history ? “ These documentaries of scientific popularization recently have been awarded in international festivals.


Source: Vimeo

Pas de vague avant l'éclipse

Choreography : Farid Berki

Interpretation : Kader Belarbi

Production / Coproduction of the choreographic work : les films Pénélope, Mezzo, TV10 Angers, 24 images

Duration : 60'

Le vif du sujet

Le Vif du sujet is a contemporary dance event of the Festival d'Avignon. Each year, a choreographer chooses four dancers who, in turn, will each ask a choreographer to create a work lasting roughly 30 minutes. These shows are filmed in full.


Source : Culture Ministery


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