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théâtre national de nice

2017-18 season

théâtre national de nice

monde imagination

directed, choreographed and stage designed by Éric Oberdorff

with Emma Lewis, Hélène Rocheteau, Delphine Barbut, Anthony Bacchetta music & composition Anthony Bacchetta, Delphine Barbut lighting Frédéric Valet production Compagnie Humaine co-production Zone Franche, Agence culturelle départementale Dordogne-Périgord, Melkior Théâtre/La gare mondiale creation & research residence Melkior Théâtre/la gare mondiale with the support of Agence culturelle départementale Dordogne-Périgord, Vo’Arte/Soudos-Espaça Rural de Artes, Studiotrade, Institut Français and Région PACA, prison worshops realised with the support of SPIP Savoie/DRAC Rhône-Alpes, SPIP Gironde/Mission Locale, Technowest/ACSMA texts written by Anthony Bacchetta and the prisoners from the Centre de Détention d’Aiton and from the Maison d’Arrêt de Gradignan involved in the writing workshops Monde Imagination

To electrifying music, two dancers launch into a round, symbol of a closed and repetitive routine. In search of the perfect gesture, Éric Oberdorff’s choreography approaches the world of imprisonment. It also draws on the words of prisoners collected by the author-composer, Anthony Bacchetta. The dance explores the resources of the human condition in this world under surveillance : the captivity and the promiscuity, the transformation of the link with others and with oneself, the loss of the notion of time... From the outbursts of revolt to the apathetic inward turning, the emotions exacerbated by this environment find a sensitive outlet through the bodies freed from constraint. A dancing, musical and speaking body.

The artistic and emotional combat of this creation by the Compagnie Humaine est is the fruit of four years of commitment by the artists at the very heart of Nice prison. Once again, the remarkable Nice based choreographer manages to intertwine the thread of contemporary dance with social tissue to surprise us when we least expect it.

Approaching dance as an experience of freedom, even in a world with no horizon : a truly humanitarian exploration.
2016-17 season
monde imagination at Théâtre National de Nice
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