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Impressions, nouvel accrochage

Collection tout-terrain du ccn de Caen en Normandie

Impressions, nouvel accrochage

Collection tout-terrain du ccn de Caen en Normandie

Impressions, nouvel accrochage

The power of images

Plunging into painting to create dance... The choreographer Herman Diephuis, an expert in embodying images, which he draws from sources ranging from ancient painting to photography, likes to create stories by animating bodies with an ever so delicate grace. This duet immerses the audience in the multiple possibilities that exist in a relationship between two people. We witness a couple undergoing magnificent transformations, the beauty of their encounter so masterfully expressed by the performers through differences and complicity.

Just as Impressionist painting broke away from the classical rules of the Beaux-Arts, the two characters start from an academic existence to gravitate, in small touches, towards more everyday realities. In the process, other facets of the bond that unites them are revealed, along with other possibilities for listening to the other and other energies. A journey from the nineteenth century to the present day, in which the classical dance evolves into krump, and where even Debussy becomes electro!

Nathalie Yokel, July 2020

Diephuis, Herman

Herman Diephuis was born in 1962 in Amsterdam and lives in Paris.
He has worked as a performer for several years with numerous choreographers: Régine Chopinot, Mathilde Monnier, Jean-François Duroure, Philippe Decouflé, François Verret, Jérôme Bel, Xavier Le Roy and Alain Buffard.
In 2002, he choreographed “La C et la F de la F" as part of the project, Les Fables à la Fontaine.
He created his company, the non-profit organisation ONNO, in 2004, in order to produce his own creations and projects. In 2017 he co-created a trio choreography "Goin’down" with Naomi Fall.
At the same time, he develops creative projects with amateurs (whether or not they have an artistic background), such as "Brainstorming (2012), “La Liberté Guidant Romain Rolland" (2011), "Hors Pair" (2008) and “La Cène manquante" (2006), and site-specific projects, including in museums, such as "Vue sur Parc" in September 2014 and "Impressions" in May 2013.
He has also turned his attention as an artistic assistant or collaborator to different artists, including Mathilde Monnier, Raphaëlle Delaunay, Maud le Pladec, Romual Kabore, Teilo Troncy and the Norwegian director Théa Stabell.
He was dance expert at the DRAC in Île-de-France from 2010 to 2012.
With ONNO, he is in residence and associated artist in several cultural structures: at Le Manège, national dance theatre in Reims (2007-2010), in Woodside, California (USA) – Djerassi Resident Artists Program (2011), at the Théâtre Louis Aragon, the subsidised dance theatre in Tremblay-en-France (2010, 2012, 2015 and 2016).

Source : Herman Diephuis 's website

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Van Wassenhove, Alban

centre chorégraphique national de Caen en Normandie

A place for dance open to everyone, where people come to see, dance and talk.

The centre chorégraphique national de Caen en Normandie is a space of shared projects that questions the world in which we live, a receptive place where dance is at the heart of an artistic, political and civic-minded vision. It is a centre for the creation, hosting, production and dissemination of choreographic works, a hub that acts as a resource for training and research. It is a place shared with artists, residents, associations and cultural institutions, a place open to artistic creation and the contemporary repertoire.

Awakening curiosity, stimulating the desire for knowledge, opening up to differences, sharing real artistic, intellectual and human experiences – these are the challenges identified by Alban Richard for the centre chorégraphique national de Caen en Normandie.

Impressions, nouvel accrochage

Artistic direction / Conception : Herman Diephuis

Artistic direction assistance / Conception : Marvin Clech, Mélanie Giffard et Yves Mwamba

Choreography : Herman Diephuis

Interpretation : Mélanie Giffard, Yves Mwamba

Lights : Cléo Konongo

Sound : Pierre Boscheron

Production / Coproduction of the choreographic work : Production déléguée centre chorégraphique national de Caen en Normandie Coproduction Association ONNO, Chorège / Falaise, Communauté d’agglomération Mont-Saint-Michel – Normandie Cette création a bénéficié du dispositif du Département de la Manche « Résidence d’artistes dans les établissements d’enseignements artistiques »

Duration : 35 minutes

Impressions nouvel accrochage

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