Three “Swedish” characters, seen from three different angles, attempt to develop a song and dance number, with great determination and enthusiasm, deliberately going against the obvious directions.
The group continues to hope for success in spite of many failures in rehearsal after rehearsal. Their obstinacy drives them to strange and foolish places, such that the dimensions of space and time explode into a rhythmic performance of poetic jubilation.
As the director of works by La BaZooKa, he also creates acoustic environments, designs the sets and conceives the choreographic propositions in collaboration with Sarah Crépin.
He has also created sound for live performance and film, collaborating with Jean-Paul Buisson, Isabelle Dubouloz, Pierre Doussaint, Philippe Van de Walle, Yvan Duruz, Hervé Robbe, François Raffinot, Emmannuelle Vo-Dinh, Aude Vermeil, Thierry Langlois and Arnaud Troalic ...
After studying ballet and contemporary dance at the Conservatory in Grenoble as well as a year studying at the CNDC in Angers, Sarah danced for François Raffinot, Joanne Leighton, Myriam Naisy, Xavier Lot, Anja Hempel, Fabrice Lambert, Razerka Ben-Sadia-Lavant, Hervé Robbe and Emmanuelle Vo-Dinh ... At the same time she began her own research and creative work, beginning in 1998 with Quasi Torero (a solo), and Fulgure in 2001, a work for 5 female dancers, one male dancer (Denis Lavant) and an electric guitar player (Etienne Cuppens). Since 2002, she has conceived and created with Etienne Cuppens a number of different works for La BaZooKa.
CCN - Ballet de Lorraine
Since acquiring the CCN title in 1999, the Centre Chorégraphique National - Ballet de Lorraine has dedicated itself to supporting contemporary choreographic creation. As of July 2011 the organization is under the general and artistic direction of Petter Jacobsson.
The CCN – Ballet de Lorraine and its company of 26 dancers is one of the most important companies working in Europe, performing contemporary creations while retaining and programming a rich and extensive repertory, spanning our modern history, made up of works by some of our generations most highly regarded choreographers.
The CCN functions as an art center and venue for multiple possibilities in the fields of research, experimentation and artistic creation. It is a platform open to many different disciplines, a space where the many visions of dance of today may meet.
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Artistic direction / Conception
La BaZooKa (Etienne Cuppens et Sarah Crépin)
Danseurs du CCN-Ballet de Lorraine
Prisencolinensinainciusol d'Adriano Celentano
Sarah Crépin et Etienne Cuppens, réalisés par l'atelier Costumes du CCN - Ballet de Lorraine
Production / Coproduction of the choreographic work
CCN-Ballet de Lorraine