Strong performance as technical as poetic, here Jann Gallois focuses its work around a single constraint: the extreme and permanent physical contact. Through an extremely precise choreographic composition almost architectural, she imbricates two bodies which find themselves knotted into each other and she pushes the concept of contact to the extreme in ordre to question about the basis of relationships between people.
During this piece, both artists are only one and the duet seems turning into solo.
Duality, fusion, coexistence remain the hallmarks of this piece both sweet and powerful. Alternately violent, sensitive, serious and burlesque the performers take us on a whirlwind of emotions until the expected harmony.
Source: Cie Burnout
Self-taught by nature, Jann Gallois entered in the dance world in 2004 through hip hop doors. Very soon she was known by many choreographers such as Sebastien Lefrançois, Sylvain Groud, Angelin Preljocaj, Sebastien Ramirez, Kaori Ito, and collaborated with each of them for a series of creations from 2008 till 2014.
In 2012 after a strong professional experience as a performer, Jann decided to found her own company, Cie BurnOut, and to write her first own solo piece, « P=mg » for which she was 9 times awarded by national and international prizes, such as Paris Young Talent Prize and Beaumarchais-SACD Prize in Paris, Solo-Tanz Theater Prize in Stuttgart, Masdanza Prize in Canary Islands, Machol Shalem Prize in Jerusalem, and Gdansk solo dance contest Prize in Poland.
In 2015, Jann Gallois confirmed her artistic signature, combining hip hop and contemporary dance, by creating once again a solo-piece called « Diagnostic F20.9 », for which she was nammed “Dance Bearer of Hope” of the year by the german newspaper Tanz. In 2016, she created « Compact » a duet piece with her main partner Rafael Smadja.
Source: Cie BurnOut 's website
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After studies on documentary cinema and the realization of her graduation film Parades (2014), Claire Judge works as a freelance filmmaker / editor in Stuttgart (Germany). She creates two documentaries. Coming home in Paris in August 2015, she focuses on writing her second documentary Through Jann, while performing or assisting in the production of dance videos.
Source: International Festival of Screenwriters
Jann Gallois et Rafael Smadja
Alexandre Dai Castaing, Nils Frahm
Production / Coproduction of the choreographic work
, coproduction Théâtre de Suresnes Jean Vilar / Cités danse connexions Avec le soutien de la DRAC Ile-de-France • CDC Le Pacifique | Grenoble • Centre Chorégraphique National de Créteil et du Val-de-Marne / Compagnie Käfig direction Mourad Merzouki dans le cadre de l’Accueil Studio • CCG La Gomera (Espagne) • Dantzagunea Gipuzkoako (Espagne). La Cie BurnOut reçoit le soutien de la Fondation BNP Paribas pour tous ses projets à partir de la saison 2017-2018
Production / Coproduction of the video work
Vidéo réalisée par Claire Juge