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Tragédie, new edit

March, 23 and 24
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  • Saturday March 23, UNA HORA ABANS, introduction session to the show:

    with ROBERTO FRATINI (playwright, dance theory teacher).

    Activity coordinated by BdDansa_Explicadansa.

  • Season


  • Duration

    90 minutes

  • Rate

    25 €

  • Schedule

    Saturday 20 h, Sunday 18 h

  • Room

Ten years after its première, this choreographic poem has been rewritten by Olivier Dubois. The new take propels the viewer into the “feeling of the world” with the same power. Dizzying and chaotic. On giant percussion instruments, in an incessant ebb and flow, the great cycle of life is played out, made and unmade. It is humanity seen as a palimpsest, written upon, erased and written upon once again… An unending quest! The performers of Tragédie – fourteen of the original eighteen have been renewed – manifest their belonging to the community of human beings. They pound the ground, walk, stand up, face each other, slide, kneel, appear, disappear, blend in so as not to capsize… and bear witness to our common destiny. The premier at the Avignon Festival in 2012 felt like a choreographic uppercut, and immediately became a manifesto piece, a veritable monument of contemporary dance

Olivier Dubois has been shaking up the French contemporary dance scene for more than a decade with some of the most radical choreographic work to date. The director of Ballet du Nord from 2014 to 2017, he was named one of the twenty-five best dancers in the world in 2011 by Dance Europe magazine and boasts a unique experience working between creation, interpretation and pedagogy. Dubois has performed for Angelin Preljocaj, Cirque du Soleil, Jan Fabre, Dominique Boivin, Sasha Waltz and many others.

Creation and direction Olivier Dubois / Artistic assistant Cyril Accorsi / Interpretation Esther Bachs Viñuela, Taos Bertrand, Camerone Bida, Marie-Laure Caradec, Coline Fayolle, Karine Girard, Steven Hervouet, Sophie Lèbre, Matteo Lochu, Nicola Manzoni, Thierry Micouin, Mateusz Piekarski, Emiko Tamura, Mooni Van Tichel, Nicholas Baffoni, Sarah Lutz, Youness Aboulakoul, Aimée Lagrange / Light design Patrick Riou / Lighting Emmanuel Gary / Stage management Jeanne Putelat / Sound François Caffenne
Production COD – Compagnie Olivier Dubois / Coproduction (2012) Festival d’Avignon, L’apostrophe scène nationale de Cergy-Pontoise et du Val d’Oise, le CENTQUATRE – Paris, La Rose des vents Scène nationale Lille Métropole à Villeneuve d’Ascq, Mâcon Scène nationale, Ballets de Monte-Carlo/Monaco Dance Forum, Malandain Ballet Biarritz dans le cadre de l’accueil studio
Coproduction for the new edit Maison de la Culture d´Amiens, Les Halles de Schaerbeek Bruxelles, Théâtre Paul Eluard (TPE) de Bezons, scène conventionnée d’intérêt national Art et Création – danse, Festival de Marseille, Théâtre de Nîmes – scène conventionnée d’intérêt national – Danse contemporaine / Support for the new edit Mattatoio and the Festival Equilibrio/Fondazione Musica per Roma, ULTIMA VEZ – Wim Vandekeybus, CentQuatre-Paris, Mercat de les Flors, Barcelona
COD – Compagnie Olivier Dubois receives support from the Direction Régionale des Affaires Culturelles d’Île-de-France and the Région Île-de-France. Olivier Dubois is currently an associate artist at CENTQUATRE – Paris with his company COD