Épicentre

A film by Anne Nguyen and Greg Kozo Duration: 8 min | Short Film 2021



Through dance, the symbolism of the body and the stereotypes associated with bodies, Anne Nguyen invites the onlooker to question the concept of cultural appropriation. “Épicentre. A film that “queries the influence that large architectural complexes have over human and social behaviour”. And celebrates the 60th anniversary of résidence Le Parc by the architect Fernand Pouillon. In order to highlight the monumental and timeless aspects of his developments, I decided to have the dancers wear Native American headdresses. Yes, like the ones you often see in westerns. Well, actually, my frame of reference is Michael Jackson’s Black or White. (…)” – Anne Nguyen

Distribution

Scenario, text, direction and choreography: Anne Nguyen
Directed by: Anne Nguyen and Greg Kozo
Dancers: Sonia Bel Hadj Brahim aka “SonYa”, Arnaud Duprat aka “AAron EVO”, Fabrice Labrana aka “Fabbreezy”, Pascal Luce aka “Scalp”, Tony Ndoumba aka “Tonynoscript”
Music: Sébastien Lété
Images: Greg Kozo
Drone: Cédric Nussli
Editing: Mohamed Bouhiya, Anne Nguyen, Greg Kozo
Graphics: Mohamed Bouhiya
Color grading: Greg Kozo

Partners

Production: Compagnie par Terre / Anne Nguyen Coproduction: Centre d’Art et de Culture de Meudon, das part of the associate artist program with the par Terre Dance Company
The par Terre 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 2023/2024, the par Terre / Anne Nguyen Dance Company is an associate artist to Théâtre Molière -> Sète scène nationale archipel de Thau (34), La Manufacture CDCN Nouvelle-Aquitaine Bordeaux • La Rochelle, with the support of ministère de la Culture, Théâtre de Choisy-le-Roi, Scène conventionnée d’intérêt national – Art et création pour la diversité linguistique (94), and is taking part in an artist-in-residence program in Ivry-sur-Seine, in partnership with la briqueterie – CDCN (94).
Anne Nguyen is invited to an artistic and cultural co-construction at La Maison des Métallos in January 2024.

Past broadcasts

Fri. 3 November 2023 | Move! / Krefeld (Germany)
Tue. 3 October 2023 | La Manufacture CDCN Nouvelle-Aquitaine / La Rochelle (17)
Wed. 20 September 2023 | La Manufacture CDCN Nouvelle-Aquitaine / Bordeaux (33)
Tue. 18 July 2023 | V’là l’été / Parc des Cormailles / Ivry-sur-Seine (94)
Thu. 6 – sat. 8 July 2023 | ZED FESTIVAL INTERNAZIONALE VIDEODANZA / Bologne (Italy)
Sat. 3 June 2023 | Potsdamer Tanztage / fabrik Potsdam (Germany)
Mon. 1st – Sun. 14 May 2023 | Théâtre Molière, Sète scène nationale archipel de Thau / Sète (34)
Fri. 2 June 2023 | Moovy Tanzfilmfestival / Cologne (Germany)
Mon. 1st – Sun. 14 May 2023 | Hiphop Cinefest, Rome (Italy)
Sat. 1st – Sun. 2 April | TANZAHOi Bottle Post program, Thessaloniki (Greece)
Mon. 20 February 2023 | Festival HIP Opsession, Nantes (44)
Fri. 9 – Mon. 12 December 2022 | Nowness Festival (Cinedans Tour), Shangaï (China)
Sun. 27 November 2022 | Moving Images Video Dance Festival, Egomio Cultural Centre, Nicosia (Cyprus)
Sat. 29 October 2022 | Festival de Videodanza de Palma (Spain)
Fri. 14 – Sun. 16 October 2022 | Festival de cinéma de Vernon (27)
Fri. 7 – Fri. 14 October 2022 | Nice Dance Film, Un Festival C’est Trop Court ! (06)
Fri. 7 – Sun. 9 October 2022 | Urban films festival, Paris (75)
Fri. 9 – Sun. 11 September 2022 | TANZAHOi International Festival, Hambourg (Germany)
Wed. 22 – Sun. 26 June 2022 | Cinedans FEST – International Short Film Competition, Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
Mon. 23 Mai 2022 | Zürich Dance – online broadcast (Switzerland)
Sat. 20 – Sun. 21 November 2021 | Espace Robert Doisneau in Meudon-la-Forêt (92), as part of the 60th anniversary of résidence Le Parc by the architect, Fernand Pouillon