Centre Chorégraphique National de Caen en Normandie.

CANCELLATION: As part of the mobilization against the pension reform, the public opening of Latifa Laâbissi and Antonia Baehr around their next creation "Colors and Numbers" will not take place on Thursday March 23 at 7 p.m.

gr oo ve + Odd Meters

Double bill

Shows - installations

Two soli for an even­ing of cho­reo­graph­ic con­ver­sa­tion, between dif­fer­ent styles and eras for g r oo v e, which bor­rows, samples and revis­its, and between move­ments and rhythms for Odd Meters, which fol­lows the sinu­ous tempo of dreams.

g r oo v e — Soa Rat­si­fandri­hana
After work­ing for many years dan­cing oth­er people’s works, French and Mad­a­gas­car nat­ive dan­cer and cho­reo­graph­er Soa Rat­si­fandri­hana has cre­ated her first piece as a col­lage of ref­er­ences that she quotes and trans­forms. Her solo g r oo v e com­bines intim­ate and pop­u­lar dances: the Mad­a­gas­car Afind­rafind­rao, which dates back from the 19th cen­tury, the Amer­ic­an Madis­on, pop­ular­ized in the 1960’s by Afric­an-Amer­ic­an sing­er Al Brown, or the styl­ized turns of pop­ping dan­cer Pepito. A con­stel­la­tion of images skill­fully artic­u­lated and fueled by an energy that gains momentum along the piece.

Odd Meters — Mikko Niemistö
Odd Meters starts out with a frantic rhythm that the body fol­lows in quick little steps as a box­er on a ring, then moves towards a game of still­ness and con­nec­tion to the floor. The piece is infused with the exper­i­ence of dream­ing; Finnish chore­go­praph­er and dan­cer Mikko Niemistö has used one of his dreams as the start­ing point for this fever­ish piece and attempts to recre­ate its obses­sion­al, frag­ment­ary and labyrinthic qual­ity. Odd Meters owes its name to the music­al term for irreg­u­lar tem­pos based on odd rhythms: in the piece, they are super­posed and con­fron­ted, as they go through the dancer’s body, who chan­nels its impulses and memor­ies in an impress­ive performance.

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gr oo ve by Soa Ratsifandrihana

Cho­reo­graphy, per­form­ance Soa Ratsifandrihana
Music cre­ated by Alban Muren­zi and Sylvain Darrifourcq
Light design­er Mar­ie-Christine Soma
Cos­tume design­er Coco Petitpierre
Cos­tumes Anne Tesson
Light tech­ni­cians Suz­anna Bauer, Diane Guérin (altern­ately)
Sound tech­ni­cians Guil­hem Angot, Jean-Louis Waflart (altern­ately)
Archives and advisor Valéri­anne Poidevin
Advisor Thi-Mai Nguy­en Intern Mylène Monjour
Dur­a­tion 45 minutes

Pro­duc­tion and PR AMA – Arts Man­age­ment Agency : France Mor­in, Cécile Per­richon, Anna Six
Cop­ro­duced with Arts Man­age­ment Agency, Charleroi Danse, La Place de la Danse – CDCN Toulouse Occit­an­ie, Mars Mons arts de la scène, Work­spacebrus­sels, Atelier 210, T2G – Théâtre de Gen­nevil­li­ers, la Souffler­ie scène con­ven­tion­née de Rezé
With the sup­port of the Fédéra­tion Wal­lonie-Bruxelles Ser­vice de la Danse
With the sup­port of the CNDC Angers, Point­cul­ture, Iles asbl, GC De Krieke­laar, Fab­brica Europa — PARC Per­form­ing Arts Research Centre, Kaaitheat­er and the CND Centre nation­al de la Danse

Fol­lowed by Odd Meters by Mikko Niemistö

Cho­reo­graphy and per­form­ance Mikko Niemistö
Sta­ging Elina Lifländer
Sound design Johannes Var­to­la and Mikko Niemistö
Light design­er Teo Lanerva
Pro­duc­tion man­ager: Riikka Thitz Advisor Karo­lina Ginman
Dur­a­tion 55 minutes

Pro­duc­tion : Zodiak — Cen­ter for New Dance, Mikko Niemistö
Inter­na­tion­al PR con­sult­ant: Mov­ing in Novem­ber festival
Res­id­en­cies: Kon­st­när­snämndens inter­na­tion­ella dans­pro­gram: Atalante / Bjäl­lansås stu­dio, Ehkä productions
Sup­por­ted by: Kon­een säätiö, Tait­een edis­tämiskeskus, Suo­men kult­tuuri­ra­hasto, Svenska kulturfonden


With the sup­port of Onda – Office nation­al de dif­fu­sion artistique

Where and when

June 2023

  • 14
    CCN + 24 rue de Bretagne 8:00 pm