Skip to main content
Back to search
  • Add to playlist

Kafrine - focus

Kafrine - focus

Kafrine

 

Nadjani Bulin is choreographer and performer for Kafrine.

Her creative processes were nurtured by discussions with Yuval Pick, Director of the CCN at Rillieux-la-Pape, during the ECUMe* project.

The artist worked on “Kafrine”, representing the black woman, the black slave: the “negress”. This is a true technical and aesthetic challenge, as she chose to work with the black body, on a stage where the light is adjusted to obtain a chiaroscuro effect. Nadjani Bulin deals with the invisibility of the black body just like the individual who is victim to the new social violence, reduced to a silence that no one seems to care about. The audience must pay attention to the movements that seem to emerge. To capture scenes in the darkness, she uses a special camera that can recreate the movements.

The choreographer started her research into movement by tying the feet together. She split the body in two horizontally. The top: chest, head and arms, and the bottom: legs and feet, are asymmetrical. This approach reveals a “half being”, where the movement of the bare chest, with the solar plexus exposed, takes on a frontal posture. At the same time the feet are anchored to the ground and do not move. She worked on the material of a body prevented from moving by referring to the plans of slave ships, where slaves were packed in during sea crossings. When the legs are involved they still have their compact appearance.

ECUMe (Expérience Chorégraphique Ultra-Marine) devised and organised by the Departmental Theatres of Reunion Island.

© Lalanbik

 

Bulin, Nadjani

This choreographer was born in 1967 in Le Port, Reunion Island.


Nadjani Bulin felt the richness of movement through the experience of gymnastics which set her career choice and her life choices firmly in dance. As there were no public teaching establishments in Reunion Island at the beginning of the 1980s, she set off for the CREPS school in Aix-en-Provence where she studied dance. She obtained her State Diploma at “Le Café Danse” in Aix-en-Provence.   

She began her dancing career in Switzerland and was part of a cross-disciplinary project in the Department of sociology, at the University of Geneva. Called Le ciel au-dessus de ma maison [The sky above my house], this installation and performance mingled different artists together: plastic artists, video makers, musicians, photographers and dancers. Her collaboration with the sociologist Jean Ziegler marked the beginning of an interest in choreographic performance. In 2002, she was accepted for a one-year residency in the city of Rotterdam where she notably cooperated with the choreographer Régina Magnus and the plastic artist Anna Karine Den Bosch.


On her return to Reunion Island in 2006, she founded her own company. Her choreographic process tackles postcolonial subjects: Kaz Bourbon and Kafrine are typical of this style. In her relationship with music she favours instant composition with self-taught artists such as the pianist Patt Burter or the cellist and guitarist Sébastien Jacobs, who have both accompanied her on stage. 

In 2012, she took part in the ECUMe project (Expérience Chorégraphique Ultra-Marine) organised by the Departmental Theatres of Reunion in collaboration with Yuval Pick. 

  

Source : Lalanbik’s website


More information : 

https://www.lalanbik.org/ 

Lalanbik

Lalanbik was founded in 2014, in Reunion Island. It contributes to the  valorization of actors and choreographics writings of Indian Ocean  territories. Lalanbik implement online ressources tools : the first is  its website, concerning the Indian Ocean Dance news, and the other one  is its online video library, which brings contents about contemporary  and traditional dance writings. Lalanbik works in partnership to lead  its actions in favor of the widening of publics with : libraries,  theatres, dance schools, schools and higher education.


Source : Lalanbik's website

More information : www.lalanbik.org/

Kafrine

Choreography : Nadjani Bulin

Interpretation : Nadjani Bulin

Live music : Patt Burter

Production / Coproduction of the choreographic work : Nadjani Bulin, Théâtres Départementaux de la Réunion

Our videos suggestions
04:08

Aatt enen tionon

Charmatz, Boris (France)

  • Add to playlist
02:58

Carmen(s)

Montalvo, José (France)

  • Add to playlist
43:25

Jours étranges

Bagouet, Dominique (France)

  • Add to playlist
05:01

Hexentanz

Wigman, Mary (France)

  • Add to playlist
02:59

Jewels

Balanchine, George (France)

  • Add to playlist
12:08

Blue Lady : montage d'extraits

Carlson, Carolyn (Italy)

  • Add to playlist
17:18

Blue Lady [revisited]

Carlson, Carolyn (France)

  • Add to playlist
14:59

Documentary "When the stone is skin and the skin is stone" - 2018

Alexandre, Yvann (France)

  • Add to playlist
01:04

SNAPSHOTS #1 Anne-Flore de Rochambeau

Ben Aïm, Christian & François (France)

  • Add to playlist
04:44

Le Cantique des cantiques

Lagraa, Abou (France)

  • Add to playlist
02:08

Mistermissmissmister

Borralho, Ana (France)

  • Add to playlist
04:10

La Bête

Schwartz, Wagner (France)

  • Add to playlist
01:07:15

Blue Lady

Carlson, Carolyn (Italy)

  • Add to playlist
28:55

Carolyn Carslon, A Woman of Many Faces

Carlson, Carolyn (France)

  • Add to playlist
03:18

Destierro

Arteaga, Mariana (Mexico)

  • Add to playlist
02:57

Let me change your name

Ahn, Eun-Me (France)

  • Add to playlist
43:25

Jours étranges, reprise 2016

Bagouet, Dominique (France)

  • Add to playlist
03:03

Luisance

Richard, Alban (France)

  • Add to playlist
02:12

Moving Numbers

Swinston, Robert (France)

  • Add to playlist
Our themas suggestions

Les Rencontres chorégraphiques internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis

Exposition virtuelle

Maison de la Danse de Lyon

Les Rencontres chorégraphiques internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis

Exposition virtuelle

Une traversée de l’histoire des Rencontres chorégraphiques internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis, depuis le Concours de Bagnolet jusqu’aujourd’hui.  

Discover
Know more

[1930-1960]: Neoclassicism in Europe and the United States, entirely in tune with the times

Parcours

Céline Roux

[1930-1960]: Neoclassicism in Europe and the United States, entirely in tune with the times

Parcours

The Ballets Russes paved the way for what would become known as: neo-classical. Back then, the term “modern ballet” was frequently used to define this renewal of aesthetics: a savvy blend of tradition and innovation, which each choreographer defined in their own way.

Discover
Know more

Modern Dance and Its American Roots [1900-1930] From Free Dance to Modern Dance

Parcours

Céline Roux

Modern Dance and Its American Roots [1900-1930] From Free Dance to Modern Dance

Parcours

At the dawn of the 20th century, in a rapidly changing West, a new dance appeared: Modern Dance. In the United States as in Europe, modern trends emerge simultaneously and intertwine in thier development. Let's dive into the beginnings of American modern dance!  

Discover
Know more

CHRISTIAN & FRANÇOIS BEN AÏM ET L'ÉLAN VITAL - échappées chorégraphiques salvatrices

Exposition virtuelle

Christian et François Ben Aïm

CHRISTIAN & FRANÇOIS BEN AÏM ET L'ÉLAN VITAL - échappées chorégraphiques salvatrices

Exposition virtuelle

Avec cette exposition virtuelle et à travers la démarche du tandem  fraternel, pénétrons dans le monde des BEN AÏM et dans l’univers de leur  dernière pièce : FACÉTIES

Discover
Know more

Charles Picq, réalisateur en danse

Exposition virtuelle

Maison de la Danse de Lyon

Charles Picq, réalisateur en danse

Exposition virtuelle

Rencontre avec Charles Picq, réalisateur et vidéaste de la danse. 

Discover
Know more

A Rite of Passage

Webdoc

Julie Charrier

A Rite of Passage

Webdoc

Classical, telluric, shamanic, revolutionary? On May 29th, 1913, the first performance of Nijinski's "Rite of Spring" made such a scandal. This webdoc tells the story of this key work which inspired so many artists.
Discover
Know more

Black Dance

Webdoc

Julie Charrier

Black Dance

Webdoc

James Carlès, dancer and choreographer and specialist of Afro-American dance, evokes the origin of current-day urban dances. From Africa to the United States via Europe, he emphasizes their hybrid style and puts their social and political dimension into perspective. A myriad of videos, photos, illustrations and additional resources complement this interview.
Discover
Know more

Why do I dance ?

Webdoc

Julie Charrier

Why do I dance ?

Webdoc

Social dances, anti-establishment, protest dances, rhythms or identities, rituals or pleasures... There are a myriad of reasons for dancing and a myriad of points of view. A webdoc to discover, enhanced with extracts from performances and accounts from amateurs... all the right reasons for dancing!
Discover
Know more

Artistic Collaborations

Parcours

Centre national de la Danse

Artistic Collaborations

Parcours

Panorama of different artistic collaborations, from « couples » of choreographers to creations involving musicians or plasticians

Discover
Know more

When reality breaks in

Parcours

Centre National de la danse

When reality breaks in

Parcours

How does choreographic works are testimonies of the world? Does the contemporary artist is the product of an era, of its environment, of a culture?
Discover
Know more

Butoh

Parcours

Olivier Lefebvre

Butoh

Parcours

On 24th May 1959, Tatsumi Hijikata portrayed the character of the "Man" in the first presentation of a play called Kinjiki (Forbidden Colours).
The Ankoku Butoh was born,

Discover
Know more

States of the body

Parcours

Philippe Guisgand

States of the body

Parcours

Explanation of the term « State of the body » when it’s about dance.

Discover
Know more

Dance in Quebec: Collectivities in motion

Parcours

Geneviève Dussault

Dance in Quebec: Collectivities in motion

Parcours

This Parcours introduces several extracts of works by contemporary Quebecois choreographers, situating them in an anthropological perspective.

Discover
Know more

Dance in Quebec: Untamed Bodies

Parcours

Geneviève Dussault

Dance in Quebec: Untamed Bodies

Parcours

First part of the Parcours about dance in Quebec, these extracts present how bodies are being used in a very physical way.

Discover
Know more

La Fondation BNP Paribas

Exposition virtuelle

Fondation BNP Paribas

La Fondation BNP Paribas

Exposition virtuelle

Depuis sa création en 1984, la Fondation BNP Paribas soutient les arts de la scène. Attentive à la qualité de son engagement auprès de ses partenaires,  elle veille à accompagner leurs projets dans la durée.  Découvrez les engagements de la Fondation.

Discover
Know more

Improvisation

Parcours

Philippe Guisgand

Improvisation

Parcours

 Discovery of improvisation’s specificities in dance. 

Discover
Know more

Female / male

Parcours

Anne Décoret-Ahiha

Female / male

Parcours

A walk between different conceptions and receptions of genres in different styles and eras of dance.

Discover
Know more

Dance and percussion

Parcours

Camille Rocailleux

Dance and percussion

Parcours

Découvrez de quelles manières ont collaboré chorégraphes et éléments percussifs.

Discover
Know more

Vidéo-danses mexicaines

Exposition virtuelle

Centre de Vidéo Danse de Bourgogne

Vidéo-danses mexicaines

Exposition virtuelle

Une sélection de vidéo-danses mexicaines réalisée par le festival AGITE Y SIRVA (https://www.agiteysirva.com/).
 

Discover
Know more

Outdoor dances

Parcours

Julie Charrier

Outdoor dances

Parcours

Stage theater and studio are not the only places of work or performance of a choreographic piece. Sometimes dancers and choreographers dance outside.

Discover
Know more
By accessing the website, you acknowledge and accept the use of cookies to assist you in your browsing.
You can block these cookies by modifying the security parameters of your browser or by clicking onthis link.
I accept Learn more