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Night:Light is a  creation for the projection space of IRCAM, a performance installation  that crosses several scores: the musical score of Raphaël Cendo, the  choreographic score of Alban Richard and the luminous score of Valérie  Sigward.

Three mediums that work in porosity to carve  the time and space of this place, and immerse the spectators in a bath  of sensations.
The interpreter activates a protocol of  actions to be carried out, he is always in search around the notion of  movements-pivots and must constantly continue to advance in a  labyrinthine writing. The process, once initiated, finds resolutions only in an incessant activity.

Source : Centre chorégraphique national de Caen en Normandie

Richard, Alban

Alban Richard discovered contemporary dance while he was pursuing literary and musical studies. From the late 1990s, he worked for various choreographers such as Odile Duboc, Olga de Soto and Rosalind Crisp.

In 2000, Alban Richard founded Ensemble l'Abrupt for which he created about thirty very different pieces, always in close interaction with a musical work whose writing and formal structure he questioned. Consequently, each creation opens up new research and a new performance style, setting itself apart from the previous one. The way he develops his shows, using restricted improvisations to devise the work directly on stage, encourages the performers to become creators of their own dance.

Alban Richard has collaborated with the Alla francesca ensemble, Les Talens Lyriques, Les Percussions de Strasbourg, the Ensemble intercontemporain, IRCAM and the Cairn, Instant Donné and Alternance ensembles, as well as with composers Arnaud Rebotini, Sebastian Rivas, Erwan Keravec, Jérôme Combier, Laurent Perrier, Raphaël Cendo, Robin Leduc, Paul Clift, Wen Liu and Matthew Barnson.

A prolific choreographer, Alban Richard is regularly invited by ballets and companies, both internationally (Canada, Lithuania, Norway) and in France, to create commissioned works.

Since 2015 he has been artistic director of the centre chorégraphique national de Caen en Normandie, with a project based on both his practice as an author and on connecting with the territory and its inhabitants.

More information :

Cendo, Raphaël

Benoit, Martin



Artistic direction / Conception : Alban Richard

Choreography assistance : Martha Moore

Interpretation : Alban Richard

Original music : Raphaël Cendo

Lights : Valérie Sigward

Costumes : Corinne Petitpierre

Production / Coproduction of the choreographic work : Production ensemble l’Abrupt Coproduction Ircam/Les Spectacles vivants-Centre Pompidou

Production / Coproduction of the video work : Coproduction Ircam/Les Spectacles vivants-Centre Pompidou

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