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Cygne - Daddy, I've seen this piece six times before and I still don't know why they're hurting each other

CN D - Centre national de la danse 2006 - Director : Centre national de la danse, Réalisation

Choreographer(s) : Orlin, Robyn (South Africa)

Video producer : Centre national de la danse

Integral video available at CND de Pantin

Cygne - Daddy, I've seen this piece six times before and I still don't know why they're hurting each other

CN D - Centre national de la danse 2006 - Director : Centre national de la danse, Réalisation

Choreographer(s) : Orlin, Robyn (South Africa)

Video producer : Centre national de la danse

Integral video available at CND de Pantin

Daddy, I've seen this piece six times before and I still don't know why they're hurting each other

Robyn Orlin's Daddy explores politics in the arts in terms of performance empowerment and ownership of space. Six performers fight over the same space while they wait for their director to arrive for a performance. The performers wait in panic five minutes before the show, but the director has not arrived. Their waiting becomes the background against which a collage of dances are set.

The production of Daddy won the prestigious Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Outstanding Achievement in Dance 2003.
 It came third in the African and Indian Ocean Choreographic Competition and also won the Jan Fabre Award at the Bagnolet Choreographic Society.

Further information

http://theartchive.co.za/works/daddy/
Updating: December 2010

Orlin, Robyn

Robyn Orlin was born in 1955 in Johannesburg and obtained bursaries to study in London (London Contemporary Dance School) and then in Chicago (School of Art Institute).

Since her first performance in Johannesburg in 1980, she has attempted to redefine choreography and the art of theatre in her country and has become one of the most committed anti-apartheid choreographers. She starts from the principle that “dance is political”, and in her pieces she examines the social and cultural situation in South Africa: its influences, its history, its rifts and its disintegration. The choreography then creates “an iconoclastic dance which puts its foot in it”, a dance-chronicle of today's South African society, skilfully handling irony and derision; a dance that shamelessly stirs up references and identities, blending traditional popular culture with the radical avant-garde, a dance that is capable of breaking down the artist-audience barrier by putting the audience at the centre of the event.

Robyn Orlin came to France for the first time in April 2000 at the invitation of La Filature Scène Nationale, Mulhouse, with “Daddy, I've seen this piece six times before...”

She achieved immediate recognition: Rencontres Chorégraphiques Internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis, Montpellier Dance Festival, Théâtre de la Ville, Paris, followed by tours all over the world.

In 2004, Robyn Orlin took part in the inauguration of the Centre National de la Danse, Pantin and composed a solo for Sophiatou Kossoko as part of “Vif du Sujet”.

In 2005 she created “When I take off my skin and touch the sky with my nose, only then I can see little voices amuse themselves...”, a piece with 6 singers from the South African Opera, then, during the summer, “Hey dude... i have talent... i'm just waiting for god...,” a solo for the dancer-choreographer Vera Mantero.
 From September 2005 Robyn Orlin was in residency for two years at the Centre National de la Danse, Pantin. In April 2007 her “L'Allegro, il penseroso ed il moderato” was premièred at the Paris National Opera.


Source : 

Digital resource - Médiathèque du Centre national de la danse
http://mediatheque.cnd.fr/spip.php?page=mediatheque-numerique-ressource&id=PHO00003887

More information :  robynorlin.com

Centre national de la danse, Réalisation

    

Daddy, I've seen this piece six times before and I still don't know why they're hurting each other

Choreography : Robyn Orlin

Interpretation : Gerard BESTER, Nico MOREMI, Toni MORKEL, Pule MOLEBATSI, Nelisiwe XABA, Lindiwe NDLOVU Groupe Ramses (direction : Zaza HASSAN) : Nouria HASSAN, Laetitia GUESSAS, Soraya MEBARKI, Zora GUIMONE, Isabelle KHAÏAT, Linda ZEITOUN

Set design : Robyn Orlin

Costumes : Robyn Orlin

Settings : Robyn Orlin

Technical direction : Direction plateau : Michael Maxwell - Régisseur général Thabo PULE

Daddy, I've seen this piece six times before and I still don't know why they're hurting each other

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