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Sourire de Fauves, Opus 2

Sourire de Fauves, Opus 2

Etcetera - Sourire de Fauves, Opus 2

Sourire de fauves, Opus 2, is part of Etcétéra...Une chronique de la danse vue par Andrea Sitter, which is a collection of dance extracts, relating great choreographies of the Twentieth Century. 

“To be able to define my work better, I needed an image.

I see a large plain, the different solos represent electric poles that I connect to each other by a conductive wire, exploiting with the dancers the vocal, theatrical and choreographic paths.

Throw light on a few dance masterpieces, fly over the 20th century like a bird denouncing the folly of humankind, tell tales without borders and claim ‘the smile, the ultimate form of resistance’.” (Valeska Gert).

"Let dance bear forth a word and a word bear forth dance”.

Andréa Sitter

Fossen, Maïté

Dancer and choreographer. - She created the Mafalda company, then the  A7danse company (in 1987).

Sitter, Andrea

German artist, Andrea Sitter trained in classical and contemporary dance at the Munich Academy as well as in violin and theatre studies. Her contemporary dance teachers included Alwin Nikolais, Carolyn Carlson, Mathilde Monnier, Peter Goss, Jean-François Duroure, Dominique Mercy, Pina Bausch and François Verret. She has performed for Joseph Russillo, Anne-Marie Reynaud, Odile Azagury, Dominique Boivin, Jean Gaudin and François Raffinot, and has shown great interest for collective work.

She has worked as a dancer, choreographer and actress for Jean-Louis Hourdin, Eugène Durif and Catherine Beau, Mehmet Ulusoy, Luc Ferrari and Jean-Marie Maddeddu. In 1995, the Europäischen Wochen Festival requested a solo from her on Louis II of Bavaria, “Un baiser pour le roi” (A kiss for the king), then in 1997, another solo dedicated to the relationship between Frédéric Chopin and George Sand, “Un hiver à Majorque” (A Winter in Majorca).

In 2005, she established her own company known as Die Donau (The Danube), a tribute to the river that crosses her home town. Andrea Sitter choreographs and dances intense and physically persistent soli. Her current repertoire comprises six (including three scaled versions) where her own texts play a key role and stem from her particular personality, strongly shaped by a dual French-German culture: “La Reine s'ennuie”, “U. I. A. R. (une intense action restructurante)”, “Im Kopf”, “Qu'un acte”, “La Cinquième Position, une chronique dansée”, “La Nébuleuse du chevreuil” (solo or duo with Guesch Patti).

In 2009-2010, Andrea Sitter tackled three other creations: the choreographic work “Etcetera”, a chronicle on the history of dance devised for fourteen performers from the Ballet of Lorraine, “Im Kopf”, focusing on the solo figure in dance culture and “Rock 'n' Roll Suicide”, a tragedy, liberally inspired from Jean Cocteau's play “La Voix humaine” (The Human Voice).

Source: CCN Ballet de Lorraine

Bourgeais, Isabelle

Faggianelli, Tristan

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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Etcetera - Sourire de fauves, Opus 2

Artistic direction / Conception : Andrea Sitter

Choreography : Maïté Fossen

Interpretation : CCN-Ballet de Lorraine

Lights : Olivier Bauer

Costumes : Martine Augsbourget

Etcetera...Une chronique de la danse vue par Andréa Sitter

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