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Dance, if you want to enter my country!

CN D - Centre national de la danse 2018 - Director : Centre national de la danse, Réalisation

Choreographer(s) : Matsune, Michikazu (Japan)

Present in collection(s): Spectacles et performances

Video producer : Centre national de la danse

Integral video available at CND de Pantin

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Dance, if you want to enter my country!

CN D - Centre national de la danse 2018 - Director : Centre national de la danse, Réalisation

Choreographer(s) : Matsune, Michikazu (Japan)

Present in collection(s): Spectacles et performances

Video producer : Centre national de la danse

Integral video available at CND de Pantin

en fr

Dance, if you want to enter my country!

At a time when the strengthening of security measures has led to increasingly irrational situations, Michikazu Matsune takes a critical  view of the current outlandishness of our control-driven societies. The structure of his performance was built up from the story of Abdur Rahim  Jackson, the Afro-American dancer, and member of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, who was forced in 2008 to demonstrate his  profession at Tel Aviv airport, before being able to enter the territory of Israel. The frontier in an airport, a sensitive site for surveillance systems, thus becomes the scene for a distinctly  “spectacular” discrimination, as the symbol of a paranoia which has now become institutionalised. Between a dance performance and a theatre of  objects, bringing in video projections, photographs and narrative elements, Dance, if you want to enter my country! treats this headlong rush into absurdity with a critical gaze, opposing the lay of a free inventiveness to the repressive rationales of a globalised planet.

Matsune, Michikazu

Born in Kobe (Japan), Michikazu Matsune lives and works in Vienna (Austria). At the crossroads between choreography and performance, his  work examines the relationships between identity and globalisation, subject and object, actions and language, or the public and the private. He has developed an associated body of work in visual art through which  he manages shifts between the stage and exhibition forms. Since 2012, he has been teaching dance at the Inter-University Centre for Dance in Berlin and the Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance.

Centre national de la danse, Réalisation

    

Dance, if you want to enter my country!

Artistic direction / Conception : Michikazu Matsune

Artistic direction assistance / Conception : Andrea Gunnlaugsdóttir

Interpretation : Michikazu Matsune

Artistic consultancy / Dramaturgy : Retour artistique Mzamo Nondlwana

Text : Michikazu Matsune - Texte additionnel Jun Yang

Technical direction : Assistance technique Yuji Oshima

Other collaborations : Photographie Elsa Okazaki

Production / Coproduction of the choreographic work : Spectacle créé en juillet 2015 au Festival Sommerszne / Galerie 5020, Salzburg Présenté avec la Maison de la culture du Japon à Paris

Duration : 63 minutes

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