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.

Les estoiles nombrer

Counteth the stars

Past seasons

“Nes qu’on porroit les estoiles nom­brer” [If we could count the stars]
Inspired by this bal­lad for three voices by Guil­laume de Machaut (1300−1377), this piece fea­tures excerpts from a new pro­ject based on the meet­ing of two lan­guages that have noth­ing in com­mon and yet that everything con­nects. Medi­ev­al music (songs of troubadours or trouvères and Machaut’s poly­phon­ies) and con­tem­por­ary dance (cho­reo­graphed by Alban Richard) oscil­late between ana­logy and metaphor.

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Devised and cho­reo­graphed by
Alban Richard

Twelfth- to four­teenth-cen­tury medi­ev­al ballads

Alla francesca ensemble
Viv­a­bi­an­caluna Biffi, vocals and bowed vielle
Christel Boiron, vocals
Bri­gitte Lesne, vocals, psal­tery, percussions

Cre­ated and per­formed altern­at­ively by
Romain Ber­tet, Mélanie Cho­let, Max Fossati, Laurie Giord­ano, Yan­nick Hugron

Exec­ut­ive pro­duced by the Centre choré­graph­ique nation­al de Caen en Normandie
Les estoiles nom­brer is an in situ form inspired by Nom­brer les étoiles, a 2016 pro­duc­tion by Alban Richard.
Nom­brer les étoiles was co-pro­duced by Ensemble L’Abrupt, the Théâtre Paul Elu­ard (TPE) – scène con­ven­tion­née de Bezons with the sup­port of Arcadi Ile-de-France. It has benefited from a cre­at­ive res­id­ency at the Théâtre 71, Scène nationale de Malakoff and a research res­id­ency thanks to Format – La Jetée, centre for art and cho­reo­graph­ic resources.

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