Karima, Auriane, Valentine and Carlota testify as to how they have found in the energy of these gestures the possibility to express themselves and move beyond the very issue of gender.
A genuine pioneer of breakdance, Karima uses the fluidity and suppleness of her body to constantly experiment with new movements, seeking for surprising support points. As for the very young Carlota, she turns her small size into an advantage to get an edge during battles mixing boys and girls, often older than her. Among her opponents we discover Auriane, who trained as a gymnast. French champion title holder, she is getting ready to compete with her partner in the Battle of the Year in Germany. A young choreographer, Valentine explores, through the performance she is staging or in duo with Anne Nguyen, “another femininity”: she plans to make visible an “interiorised” femininity that is apparently concealed in everyday life. By highlighting the paths of these four young women, Nadja Harek emphasises how breakdance ultimately relies on a unique energy, that of a fighting spirit where male and female physically converge.
Artistic direction / Conception : Nadja Harek
Production / Coproduction of the video work : Keren Production, Le Passage Prod, TV Sud
Duration : 52
Western classical dance enters the modernity of the 20th century: The Ballets russes and the Ballets suédois
If the 19th century is that of romanticism, the entry into the new century is synonymous of modernity! It was a few decades later that it would be assigned, a posteriori, the name of “neo-classical”.
[1930-1960]: Neoclassicism in Europe and the United States, entirely in tune with the times
The Ballets Russes paved the way for what would become known as: neo-classical. Back then, the term “modern ballet” was frequently used to define this renewal of aesthetics: a savvy blend of tradition and innovation, which each choreographer defined in their own way.
The committed artist
In all the arts and here especially in dance, the artist sometimes creates to defend a cause, to denounce a fact, to disturb, to shock. Here is a panorama of some "committed" choreographic creations.
CHRISTIAN & FRANÇOIS BEN AÏM – VITAL MOMENTUM
Discover Indian dance through choreographic creations which unveil it, evoke it, revisit it or transform it!
[1970-2018] Neoclassical developments: They spread worldwide, as well as having multiple repertoires and dialogues with contemporary dance.
In the 1970s, artists’ drive towards a new classic had been ongoing for more than a half century and several generations had already formed since the Russian Ballets. As the years went by, everyone defended or defends classical dance as innovative, unique, connected to the other arts and the preoccupations of its time.
les ballets C de la B and the aesthetic of reality
Why do I dance ?
Panorama of different artistic collaborations, from « couples » of choreographers to creations involving musicians or plasticians
Meeting with literature
Collaboration between a choreographer and a writer can lead to the emergence of a large number of combinations. If sometimes the choreographer creates his dance around the work of an author, the writer can also choose dance as the subject of his text.
The Dance Biennale
Female / male
A walk between different conceptions and receptions of genres in different styles and eras of dance.
Contemporary Italian Dance : the 2000s
Panorama of contemporary dance practices in Italy during the 2000s.
40 years of dance and music
The “Nouvelle Danse Française” of the 1980s
In France, at the beginning of the 1980s, a generation of young people took possession of the dancing body to sketch out their unique take on the world.
Body and conflicts
A look on the bonds which appear to emerge between the dancing body and the world considered as a living organism.