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HOK, solo pour ensemble

CCN de Caen en Normandie 2015 - Director : Goossens, Bérangère

Choreographer(s) : Richard, Alban (France)

Present in collection(s): Maison de la Danse de Lyon

en fr

HOK, solo pour ensemble

CCN de Caen en Normandie 2015 - Director : Goossens, Bérangère

Choreographer(s) : Richard, Alban (France)

Present in collection(s): Maison de la Danse de Lyon

en fr

HOK, solo pour ensemble

HOK solo pour ensemble is a choreographic work constructed to the score of Hoketus, a musical piece created in 1975- 1977 by Louis Andriessen.

Energetic, brutal and hypnotic, the music of Hoketus is seemingly sourced in the sounds of hard rock and the works of Igor Stravinsky. Two identical groups of musicians face each other onstage using the medieval musical technique called Hocket. The word “hocket” first appeared in the early 14th century, based on the onomatopoeic sound hok, meaning a sharp interruption or a shock. The pulses and the rhythms involved in this minimalist score create a fascinating, powerful world.

Alban Richard, an artist in residence at the Théâtre National de Chaillot, began in his earliest pieces to research a sort of kneading of the body within his dancers, inflating and over crossing their physical strata, bursting bubbles,while accentuating their individual rhythms.

For this creation at the CCN – Ballet de Lorraine, he has created a solo for the ensemble. The dancers’ bodies form a unique, polymorphous mass.
Closely bonded to Andriessen’s music, HOK solo pour ensemble is a work driven by a ferocious energy, its rhythm charging from body to body.

source : CCN - Ballet de Lorraine

Richard, Alban

Alban Richard discovered contemporary dance alongside his music and literature studies. As a performer, he went on to work for Odile Duboc, Christine Gaigg, Olga de Soto and Rosalind Crisp among others.

In 2000, he founded Ensemble L’Abrupt and built up a repertoire of some thirty pieces. His writing is process-based, structured by several partitions – for dance, music, light and costumes.

Ensemble L’Abrupt has done residencies at numerous theatres: Théâtre de Vanves, Centre National de la Danse de Pantin, Forum du Blanc-Mesnil, Théâtre Louis Aragon in Tremblay-en-France, Scène nationale d’Orléans, Le Prisme centre for artistic development in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, Théâtre National de Chaillot, Théâtre Paul Eluard (TPE) in Bezons and Théâtre 71, Scène nationale de Malakoff.

Alban Richard has developed numerous collaborations with artists from the music world, including the Alla francesca ensemble, Les Talens Lyriques, Les Percussions de Strasbourg, the Instant Donné and Alternance ensembles, IRCAM, and the composers Laurent Perrier, Raphael Cendo, Jérôme Combier, Robin Leduc, Erwan Keravec and Arnaud Rebotini.

He is also a commissioned artist. In recent years, his installation-performances have been displayed at the Museum of Modern Art of the City of Paris, the Louvre, the Quai Branly Museum, the Guimet Museum and the Abu Dhabi Art Fair.

In September 2015, Alban Richard was appointed as artistic director of the Centre chorégraphique national de Caen en Normandie.

More information : https://ccncn.eu/english/

Goossens, Bérangère

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. 

More information : http://ballet-de-lorraine.eu 

HOK - solo pour ensemble

Artistic direction / Conception : Alban Richard

Choreography assistance : Max Fossati

Interpretation : 12 danseurs du CCN – Ballet de Lorraine

Live music : Hoketus / Louis Andriessen

Lights : Valérie Sigward

Costumes : Corinne Petitpierre

Other collaborations : Répétiteurs Valérie Ferrando et Thomas Caley

Production / Coproduction of the choreographic work : Production CCN – Ballet de Lorraine Coproduction Théâtre National de Chaillot

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