Childs / Carvalho / Lasseindra / Doherty
(LA)HORDE initiates a meeting between choreographers Lucinda Childs, Tânia Carvalho, Lasseindra Ninja and Oona Doherty.
The contemporary dance of Lucinda Childs and Tânia Carvalho, the voguing of Lasseindra Ninja and the physical theater of Oona Doherty echo the stage of MC2 Grenoble. Four choreographers, four works and four universes united in the same desire for inclusion and the same creative energy by the dancers of the Ballet national de Marseille.
Tempo Vicino - Lucinda Childs
One Of Four Periods In Time (Ellipsis) - Tânia Carvalho
Mood - Lasseindra Ninja
Lazarus - Oona Doherty
Directed on march, the 9th of 2022 at MC2 - Maison de la Culture de Grenoble.
Lasseindra Ninja is a professional queer dancer of Guyanese origin, born in 1986. She is an iconic figure in the voguing community in France (also called vogue), an urban dance style invented by queer people of color in New York in the 1980’s.
She began voguing at the age of 20 by being recruited into one of the most famous dancing collectives of New York. She imported the concept into France, specifically Paris, where she organizes her own balls (or ballrooms) where drag queens and transsexuals can freely express their identity.
In everyday life, Lasseindra Ninja is not concerned with how others view her, living her life and representing her identity freely. According to her, voguing makes it possible for her to forge her own identity, in terms of sexuality, gender and self.
Source: Ballet de Marseille
Independent director, Josselin Carré works in the field of live performance, particularly music and dance. Comfortable as well alone or in pairs, or at the head of a team, he creates feature films (documentaries, multi-camera recordings) and short forms (EPK, teasers, reports).
Source: Josselin Carré
More information: josselincarre.com
Ballet national de Marseille
Back in 1972, Roland Petit created the Ballets de Marseille. Having lost its -s, the Ballet has become a Centre Chorégraphique National in 1984 wille be run by the collective (LA)HORDE.
The creation and dissemination of shows by the Ballet and guest artists are at the heart of what it does. Very much rooted in our time, curious about and open to the world, the BNM is also a prestigious part of Marseille’s cultural heritage, close to Parc Borély.
En savoir plus: www.ballet-de-marseille.com/en
Compania Antonio Gades
Artistic direction: Stella Arauzo
The Gades Foundation was set up shortly before Antonio Gades' death to protect, present and disseminate the work of this creator and ambassador of Spanish dance throughout the world. But the most important project which the Antonio Gades Foundation has undertaken, and the greatest homage that could be paid to him, was the setting up of the dance company to perform Gades' five masterpieces: “Flamenco Suite” (1968), “Blood Wedding” (1974), “Carmen” (1983), “Fire” (1989) and “Fuenteovejuna” (1994). Each member of the company was endorsed by Antonio and the majority were engaged by the choreographer himself. The staging of the productions follow their creator's original recommendations to the letter. As trustee of the rights to the ballets Gades composed, the Antonio Gades Foundation is providing the new company with sets and costumes for each of the ballets listed above. In accordance with Antonio Gades's wishes, the foundation is both the executive and artistic producer of the ballets. The company, which promotes Gades' work all over the world, remains the Foundation's main collaborator and takes part in various activities initiated by the Foundation, including the prestigious Antonio Gades Spanish Dance Competition, seminars and specialist courses on Antonio Gades' choreography. The Foundation's current president is Maria Esteve, Antonio Gades' daughter, who has taken over from Faustino Nunez.
Source: Maison de la Danse show program ; Val prod website
Childs / Carvalho / Lasseindra / Doherty
Artistic direction / Conception : (LA)HORDE - Marine Brutti, Jonathan Debrouwer, Arthur Harel
Artistic direction assistance / Conception : Julien Ticot
Choreography : Lucinda Childs, Tânia Carvalho, Lasseindra Ninja, Oona Doherty
Interpretation : Ballet National de Marseille - Sarah Abicht, Nina Laura Auerbach, Isaïa Badaoui, Alida Bergakker, Martha Eckl, Riley Fitzgerald, Myrto Georgiadi, Vito Giotta, Nathan Gombert, Ibai Jimenez Gorostizu-Orkaiztegi, Jonatan Jorgensen, Nonoka Kato, Yoshiko Kinoshita, Angel Martinez Hernandez, Hanna May Porlon, Aya Sato, Noam Segal, Dovydas Strimaitis, Elena Valls Garcia, Nahimana Vandenbussche, Antoine Vander Linden
Lights : Eric Wurtz
Production / Coproduction of the choreographic work : Ballet national de Marseille - (LA)HORDE, Théâtre de la Ville-Paris, Théâtre du Châtelet
Production / Coproduction of the video work : ARTE, MC2 - Maison de la Culture de Grenoble
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