[Superstrat[


Solo
Premiere on January 24, 2025 at Théâtre des 2 Rives in Charenton-le-Pont (94)
Duration: between 45 and 50 min – All audiences and young audiences from 5 years old





[Superstrat[ explores the relationship between the ancestral roots of dance and music and the inheritance of the Afro-American diaspora. Part initiatory journey part migratory experience, this solo by an urban and traditional African dancer tells the story of the body’s memory. Through dance and song, it takes us across the ages through rhythms and gestures, back to the ancestral language of the body, its capacity for constant reinvention and its universal symbolism. Was a dance or a music ever “invented”? Why do we identify with some influences, but not others? In a cosmopolitan world built on migrations, both voluntary and enforced, how do cultures travel with populations and individuals? How do our roots inhabit our bodies?

In [Superstrat[, the creolized memories of displaced populations reflect the contemporary reality of migratory phenomena and the tensions generated by cultural globalization, between cosmopolitanism and multiculturalism.

The term “superstrat” refers to the traces left in one language by another. By emphasizing the strong links between Africa and America that gave birth to the hip-hop culture, and by connecting them to the contemporary journey of an urban and traditional African dancer, [Superstrat[ invites us to examine our relationship to cultures coming from immigration and to explore different possible harmonies between tradition and modernity. By offering an African interpretation of the Afro-American heritage, it dives into how the ancestral social practices of dance re-emerge, how they are transformed and disseminated.

[Superstrat[ forms part of Anne Nguyen’s continuing research into the origins of urban dances and the vital functions of dance in society. It investigates the links between culture and identity in our contemporary society.



BOOKINGS: AVAILABLE FROM JANUARY 2025 AND THROUGHOUT THE SEASON, AS WELL AS FOR THE NEXT SEASONS.

Cast

Choreography: Anne Nguyen
Performer: Mark-Wilfried Kouadio aka “Willy Kazzama”
Music: original creation (ongoing)

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Partners

THE PAR TERRE / ANNE NGUYEN DANCE COMPANY IS CURRENTLY LOOKING FOR PARTNERS AND CO-PRODUCERS FOR THIS PROJECT.
Production:
par Terre / Anne Nguyen Dance Company
Coproductions (ongoing): La Manufacture CDCN Nouvelle-Aquitaine Bordeaux • La Rochelle; Opéra de Massy; Théâtre cinéma de Choisy-le-Roi; Espace 1789 de Saint-Ouen, scène conventionnée pour la danse
With the support of (ongoing): Théâtre des 2 Rives de Charenton-le-Pont; Théâtre cinéma de Choisy-le-Roi
Premieres: Friday 24 January 2025 at Théâtre des 2 Rives in Charenton-le-Pont (94); Ville de Thourotte

The par Dance Company is funded by l’Aide pluriannuelle du Ministère de la Culture / DRAC Île-de-France, la Région Île-de-France for “Permanence Artistique et Culturelle” and l’Aide au fonctionnement du Département du Val-de-Marne.
In 2024/2025, the par Terre / Anne Nguyen Dance Company is an associate artist to La Manufacture CDCN Nouvelle-Aquitaine Bordeaux • La Rochelle, as part of the associate artist residency program by the ministry of Culture, and to Théâtre des 2 Rives de Charenton-le-Pont.
In 2024/2025, the par Terre / Anne Nguyen Dance Company is in residency at l’Opéra de Massy.