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A Kind of Fierce

CN D - Centre national de la danse 2017 - Director : Centre national de la danse, Réalisation

Choreographer(s) : Andreou, Katerina (Greece)

Present in collection(s): Spectacles et performances

Video producer : Centre national de la danse

Integral video available at CND de Pantin

en fr

A Kind of Fierce

CN D - Centre national de la danse 2017 - Director : Centre national de la danse, Réalisation

Choreographer(s) : Andreou, Katerina (Greece)

Present in collection(s): Spectacles et performances

Video producer : Centre national de la danse

Integral video available at CND de Pantin

en fr

A Kind of Fierce

It is rare to see a body that is free on stage. It is beautiful, inspirational and intensely moving. Katerina Andreou invents her own rules, imposing personal constraints on herself. Drawing inspiration from the ‘free dances of 1900, certain urban dances, and on-stage behaviour from concerts of the 1980s’, she performs a dance of contrasts, one that is both perfectly mastered and committed. It is funny, bold and very refreshing. When the music starts (that of Chevreuil then the Beatles) she frees the body even more, she liberates it, strengthening the complicity with the spectators. A battle starts that attacks our convictions and certainties, pushes back our boundaries and tests our acts of cowardice and our compromises. One of the central issues of Katerina Andreou’s work is the way we submit to authority. ‘A question that always disturbs me is the one that revolves around the constant threshold of negotiation between autonomy and authority. In exploring this obsession, my work has focused on approaches that called into question at a given moment the decision-making mechanism. There is an illusion of ‘free will’, albeit one that is staged but which results in a constant immersion in action. An illusion of freedom.’ Offering neither words nor discourse, but developing a physical reflection through the body and movement, the choreographer and performer subverts our relation to rules, our obedience and our influences. A Kind of Fierce is a dense experience that reawakens our power, that reminds us of our value and trusts in our courage.

Updating June 2017

Andreou, Katerina

Katerina Andreou is a Greek dancer and choreographer. After graduating from the State School of Dance in Athens, she did a Master in choreography at the CNDC in Angers, under its director Emmanuelle Huynh. She has collaborated with the choreographers DD Dorvillier, Emmanuelle Huynh, Lenio Kaklea, Ana Rita Teodoro and Dinis Machado, as well as with the artist Jocelyn Cottencin. She has worked on ambitious projects in France, Germany and New York. Her work A Kind of Fierce won the Jardin d’Europe prize in 2016 in Vienna as part of the ImPulsTanz festival.

Centre national de la danse, Réalisation

    

A Kind of Fierce

Choreography : Katerina Andreou

Interpretation : Katerina Andreou

Additionnal music : Chevreuil / Breakdance (Capoeira, 2006), The Beatles / Because (Abbey Road, 1969)

Other collaborations : Conception son Katerina Andreou - Régie son Éric Yvelin - Regard extérieur Myrto Katsiki

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