À mon bel amour

Project scheduled for October 2019


À mon bel amour questions the spectator’s view of beauty. Black and white, men and women, the eight dancers play the roles of eight “representatives” about to board Noah’s Ark, a tale that has always fascinated me. Using their bodies and gestures, they act as ambassadors of the different cultural visions of beauty. Brought together with the same desire to appear beautiful and assert their identity, they play on poses and the symbolism of their dance to challenge the limits of our gaze and exalt the idea of beauty. From voguing through to classical ballet and krumping, the dance cultures that inspire À mon bel amour reference the fashion parade, photographic or cinematographic representation, and social trappings. Like animals in a mating dance, the dancers advance towards us tirelessly, in order to prove to us, the spectators, that they were legitimately chosen. Because they, in themselves, represent diversity and an awareness of beauty. And because in a world where we strive to agree on values, beauty is perhaps the litmus test allowing us to arrive at a consensus. À mon bel amour could almost be the name of a fragrance, a subtle accord of fragrances. The ultimate fragrance of the end of a civilization.

Cast

Choreography: Anne Nguyen
Dancers: Sonia Bel Hadj Brahim, Arnaud Duprat, Stéphane Gérard, Pascal Luce, Andréa Moufounda, Sibille Planques, Emilie Ouedraogo, Tom Resseguier
Soundtrack: in progress
Costumes: in progress
Lighting design: Ydir Acef

The par Terre Dance Company is currently seeking co-producers for this project, as well as pre-purchases.
Presentation pack available upon request.


Partners

Coproduction (production in progress): La Villette ; Espace 1789, scène conventionnée danse.
With the support of: Théâtre 71, scène nationale de Malakoff ; La Briqueterie – CDCN du Val-de-Marne ; Centre des arts – Scène conventionnée pour les écritures numériques d’Enghien-les-Bains ; Scènes du Golfe, Théâtres Arradon – Vannes, Scène conventionnée ; Théâtre Louis Aragon – Scène conventionnée d’intérêt national Art et création danse de Tremblay-en-France ; Théâtre de Rungis.

The par Terre Dance Company is funded by l’Aide pluriannuelle du Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication / DRAC Ile-de-France as “Compagnie à Rayonnement National et International”, la Région Ile-de-France for “Permanence Artistique et Culturelle” and l’Aide au fonctionnement du Département du Val-de-Marne.
Anne Nguyen was awarded the 2013 SACD Nouveau Talent Choréographie prize and appointed Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in 2015. She has been an associated artist to Chaillot – Théâtre national de la Danse from 2015 to 2018.