Par Terre Dance Company - UNDERDOGS © Patrick Berger
par Terre Dance Company /
festival opening: Monday, 4th July, 7 pm
Tuesday, 5th July, 10 am
Choreography: Anne Nguyen | Performer: Sonia Bel Hadj Brahim, Arnaud Duprat, Pascal Luce | Lightdesign: Ydir Acef | music composition: Sébastien Lété
The French choreographer Anne Nguyen is considered a pioneer of hip hop. She developed this urban dance form into a dance form for the stage and counts as one of the avantgarde artists in the genre. Anne Nguyen dives deep into the collective subconscious of the rebellious outsiders of our society: Who are these people, who stir up the city as the underdogs of soul music, reminiscent of the political climate of the 70s in the United States? How do their bodies imprint themselves onto the cityscape, how do they break with norms that long have ceased to fit? A woman and two men embody the collective urban subconscious in their dance. They bring the societal and cultural legacy to light, they clash, they distance themselves from each other. Their body language reveals the deep-seated relationships that connect these three personalities as residents of the same city.
Anne Nguyen comes from a background in martial arts and breakdance. She founded her company Compagnie par Terre in 2005 and has since created numerous works and successfully toured with them worldwide. In 2015, she was awarded the Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. In 2021, she had the post of associate artist at the Auditorium Seynod and the Centre d’Art et de Culture de Meudon. Anne Nguyen lives and works in Paris.
Coproduction: L‘Auditorium Seynod, Théâtre de Chevilly-Larue. Supported by: Centre d’Art et de Culture de Meudon, Le CENTQUATRE-PARIS, Mairie de La Courneuve – Houdremont centre culturel, Centre culturel l’Imprévu de Saint-Ouen-l’Aumône, CND Centre national de la danse – provision of studio, Ètablissement public du Palais de la Porte Dorée. Supportd by: multi-year funding from the Ministry of Culture / DRAC Île-de-France, Région Île-de-France for the preservation of artistic and cultural work and the support of productions by the department of Val-de-Marne. The par Terre / Anne Nguyen Dance Company is an associated artist of the Centre culturel l’Imprévu de Saint-Ouen- l’Aumône 2021/2022, des L’Auditorium Seynod (74) and of the Centre d’Art et de Culture de Meudon (92) for 2021/2022 and 2022/2023.
Supported by the Institut Français.