Past productions


Lettres à Zerty

Duet

Created in Feb. 2015 at Cuvier | CDC d’Aquitaine and at Gymnase | CDC Roubaix, lenght 25 min


Two virtuoso breakdancers are seen as they set in motion and dart away from each other amid fleeting moments of contact and an interplay of moves choreographed for two. Their fluid movements are deliberately fragmented as their bodies go into stop-motion and are thrown into darkness, which thereby interrupts the action in mid-flow. Our eyes are filled with powerful images, inviting us to reflect upon the different kinds of relationship that might exist between the two dancers. And yet images appear, change shape and switch places without really forming a logical progression of events.

Once upon a time… Lettres à Zerty proposes another view of humanity, a vision of the world, wherein events are treated in a non-hierarchical, indiscriminate fashion.



Cast

Choreographer: Anne Nguyen
Dancers: Mahamadou Gassama alias Gassama, Alex Tuy alias Rotha
Light design: Ydir Acef

Partners

Production : par Terre Dance Company / Anne Nguyen
Originally produced by Le Gymnase l CDC Roubaix (spectacle) and Le Cuvier CDC d’Aquitaine (educational tools) as part of the commission Au pied de la lettre, within the program La Belle Saison avec l’enfance et la jeunesse.
Coproduction : Agence Culturelle Départementale Dordogne-Périgord ; CDC Atelier de Paris-Carolyn Carlson ; Ballet du Nord – Olivier Dubois / CCN Roubaix Nord – Pas de Calais ; CCN Malandain Ballet Biarritz ; L’Echangeur – CDC Picardie ; Le Grand Bleu – Etablissement National de Production et de Diffusion Artistique Lille ; La Briqueterie CDC du Val-de-Marne.
In partnership with la Maison de la Danse de Lyon.
With the support of du Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication / Direction Générale de la Création Artistique (for educational tools).

Spirit of the Underground

Piece for 5 dancers and one actress

Created in dec. 2008 at Festival H²O in Aulnay-sous-Bois, length 40 min


Tonight is the end of the world… The journey of a soul tormented by apocalyptic visions… The unconscious thoughts of the actress, embodied by five dancers, confront each other, wrestle, adjust, reveal her to herself and finally lead her to a state of ultimate jubilation: the ball of the end of the world, where bodies unite to celebrate the joy of being. Theatricality of movement, fluidity, complexity of an intricate dance, involving one or several bodies, the strongly singular dancers progress within an emotionally charged movement, which resonates inside the imaginary.

“Like in a game of Meccano, the bodies will slowly assemble into symbiotic duets. With those suspended equilibriums, Anne Nguyen gives a surprising reading of the vocabulary of breakdance, that she reinvents and personalizes.”
Thomas Hahn – Danser – June 2009


Cast

Choreography: Anne Nguyen
Dancers: Magali Duclos, François Kaleka ou Trung “Lowriz” Ngon Vo, Julien Kokou, Anne Nguyen ou Alex “Rotha” Tuy, David “Laos” Phiphak
Actress: Cyrielle Voguet
Actress directing: Vincent Rivard
Lighting design: Laurent Vérité
Costumes: Catherine Petit

Partners

With the support of: la DRAC Ile-de-France; le Conseil Général du Val de Marne; la Caisse des Dépôts; l’ADAMI; la Ville de Charenton-le-Pont.
Coproduction: Centre national de la danse (création en résidence); Centre de Danse du Galion d’Aulnay-sous-Bois; Théâtre des 2 Rives de Charenton-le-Pont.
With the partnership of: Conservatoire Supérieur de Paris – CNR et Centre national de la danse; Initiatives d’Artistes en Danses Urbaines (Fondation de France – Parc de la Villette, avec le soutien de la Caisse des Dépôts et l’Acsè); Le CRI danse de Villejuif.

Keep it Funky!

A locking show for six dancers

Created in apr. 2007 at Dansens Hus in Stockholm (Sweden), length 30 min


“Locking is to dance what joy is to life”

This festive dance has been able to travel over three decades without losing any of its positive energy and good humor, and that, through funk music. A Locker is, first and foremost, a character. He is a dancer who has been able to develop his own personal poses and features. Whenever esthetics transcend the dance itself, there is something more in it for the audience. On a Jazz, Soul and Funk repertoire, six dancers dream of the 70s… From the burlesque opera scene to the cabaret, with a detour behind the scenes, they apply Locking to all the fantasies of their imagination. The Lockers make use of their many native languages to talk to each other and to the audience. They play, imagine, dream, argue and tease each other on a succession of scenes that each reveals their multiple facets. But in the end, they all share the same philosophy: “Keep It Funky!”




Cast

Choreographer: Anne Nguyen
Dancers: Pascal “Skal’Up” Gimard, Hakim “Dude” Hachouche, Jimmy “Jimmy Soul” Ismaël, Patrick “P Lock” Pirès ou Olivier “Oliver Twist” Lamart, Oscar “Supreme” Pitre ou Nordine “Luckylocker” Tazibt, Charlotte “Charlock” Prag ou Alice “Lissfunk” Pinto-Maïa
Lighting design: Laurent Vérité
Costumes design: Catherine Petit

Partners

Coproduction: Initiatives d’Artistes en Danses Urbaines (Fondation de France – Parc de la Villette, avec le soutien de la Caisse des Dépôts et l’Acsè); Centre de Danse du Galion d’Aulnay-sous-Bois. Project support: Ville de Charenton-le-Pont.
With the support of: Initiatives d’Artistes en Danses Urbaines (Fondation de France – Parc de la Villette, avec le soutien de la Caisse des Dépôts et l’Acsè); Centre de Danse du Galion d’Aulnay-sous-Bois; Espace Germinal (Fosses): Festival Cap Danse (Toulouse); Centre national de la danse; Centre Culturel Suédois (Paris).