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Words of feet words of bodies

Words of feet words of bodies

Words of feet words of bodies

A meeting with Marciac in 2009 opened the way of this original creation. The bodies like drivers of musics and rhythms make spout out vital impulses, the dances invent new languages starting from traditional steps. Tap Dance is devoted like a musical instrument except for whole. A homage to the roots of the jazz: improvisation, generosity, humour.
coproduction Cie James Carlès/Festival Jazz in Marciac

CREDITS

Creation Leila Bénac, Soraya Bénac, Tamango and James Carles
Duration: 50 min
Creation: 2010
Choreographer: Leila Bénac, Soraya Bénac, Tamango and James Carles
Musical creation: Frédéric Cavallin and Loïc Laporte
Dancers: Leila Bénac, Soraya Bénac, Tamango and James Carles
Musicians: Frédéric Cavallin (battery, percussions) and Loïc Laporte (saxophone)

Carlès, James

James Carles is a choreographer, researcher and lecturer. He received initial training in dance and music of Africa and its Diaspora and then trained with the great names of modern dance in New York and London mainly. Since 1992, he hired an artistic and analytical approach that explores the “places junctions” between the dances, rhythms and philosophies of Africa and its Diaspora with technical and western thoughts frames. To date, his company’s directory contains more than fifty pieces of his own creation and authors like Katherine Dunham, Pearl Primus, Talley Beatty, Asadata Dafora, Geraldine Armstrong, Rick Odums, Wayne Barbaste, Carolyn Carlson, Robyn Orlin, etc.


Dancer soloist and outstanding performer, James Carles was performer and artistic collaborator for not only numerous “all music” ranging from Baroque to contemporary music, through jazz; but also choreographers such as Carolyn Carlson, Robyn Orlin, Rui Horta, Myriam Naisy, etc.

Artist associated with Astrada- Jazz In Marciac 2012-2014, research associate in the laboratory of the University LLA Créatis Jean Jaures Toulouse, James Carles is particularly invests in heritage projects for diversity and diffusion of choreographic culture. He is also founder and artistic director of the festival “Dances and Black Continents”.

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