NOTRE DANSE

What movement, what sound can we gather, that will represent us collectively? Our aim is to create a language, dramaturgical and choreographic, a sound dance that comes from afar. An original folklore. Our dance.

NOTRE DANSE (OUR DANCE) is a project for 7 performers (dancers and musicians).

In Notre danse, we want to return to the place where dance comes from, to observe the power of dance when it is practiced as an essential, necessary gesture.

We perform the movements, sounds, acts, absolutely inseparable from each individual within the group that we constitute. We are searching for an atavistic dance that derives from a very common background. We create our own “prehistorical dance”. Notre danse is the “sweat lodge” for our unconscious. We make up our own tools (telepathy, hypnosis, trance, improvisation…) to establish a dialogue between the present time and ancient dances and tales. We build up a civilization, create a collective, uncanny, unique language : a score for a choral, ritualistic dance made of our inner jingles, our fictions and our essential needs. The performance relies on improvisation protocoles for the dance, singing, music, lighting.


NOTRE DANSE
Creation 2014

Cast

  • Conception Mylène Benoit
  • Artistic collaboration Magda Kachouche
  • Artistic collaboration and performers Julien Andujar, Maeva Cunci, Alexandre Da Silva, Célia Gondol, Nina Santes
  • Music creation Nicolas Devos et Pénélope Michel (Puce Moment / Cercueil)
  • Light design  Abigail Fowler et Mylène Benoit
  • Outside eye, dramaturgy consultant Mathieu Bouvier
  • Costumes Léa Drouault
  • Vocal coach Mathieu Jedrezac, Madeleine Saur, Jean-Baptiste Veyret-Logerias
  • Computer programing Antoine Villeret
  • Administration / production AlterMachine Elisabeth Le Coënt et Carole Willemot
  • Thanks Manuel Coursin, Maryse Gauthier, Patrice Gilbert Cric crac compagnie, Halory Goerger, Florence Gravas, Valentine Lecomte, Thibault Le Maguer, Thierry Meyer, Christian Rizzo et l’Opéra de Lille
  • Production  Contour Progressif
  • Coproduction Le Vivat, scène conventionnée d’Armentières ; le phénix, scène nationale de Valenciennes ; réseau Open Latitudes ; Budakunstencentrum, Courtrai (Belgique) ; Le Gymnase CDC de Roubaix ; Centre chorégraphique national de Tours – direction Thomas Lebrun ; Centre de développement chorégraphique le Pacifique ; le CCN de Belfort (accueil en résidence) ; le CND de Pantin (mise à disposition de studios).
  • Supported by ADAMI and SPEDIDAM
  • Realized with the help of Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication / DRAC Nord-Pas de Calais
  • Contour Progressif is supported by DRAC Nord-Pas de Calais, by région Nord – Pas de Calais (activity program) and by the city of  Lille

Duration

Duration : 1h10