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.

Mourn Baby Mourn

Shows - installations

In the piece Mourn Baby Mourn, Kater­ina Andreou’s primary mater­i­al is sad­ness and nos­tal­gia. The piece is a solo devised as a dis­tress sig­nal, a vir­u­lent attempt at escap­ing melancholy.

Greek cho­reo­graph­er Kater­ina Andreou’s reflec­tion starts with an intim­ate and col­lect­ive feel­ing of sad­ness and frus­tra­tion whose echoes res­on­ate across oth­er pieces – the texts and thoughts of philo­soph­er Mark Fish­er, who ana­lyzes our 21st-cen­tury soci­ety through this wide­spread mel­an­choly, as well as “haunto­lo­gic­al” pop music, which is peopled with ghosts of the past. More than the exist­ence of these oth­er works, Andreou’s piece Mourn Baby Mourn is fueled by the choreographer’s dis­turb­ing acknow­ledge­ment that she sees per­haps too much of her­self in them. It is this intim­acy and per­son­al dead end that she intends to turn into mater­i­al to write, dance and pro­duce sound; to mourn in Eng­lish means to grieve and lament – a woman’s busi­ness, where the per­son­al and the col­lect­ive meet. With its pop title, Mourn Baby Mourn attempts to escape mel­an­choly through the great phys­ic­al expressiv­ity of Kater­ina Andreou’s move­ments, inspired by “ges­tures which com­bine strength and bore­dom, a strange com­bin­a­tion that is often found in pop culture.”

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Con­cep­tion, text, per­form­ance Kater­ina Andreou
Sound cre­ation and arrange­ment Kater­ina Andreou and Cris­ti­an Sotomayor
Lights and sta­ging Yan­nick Fouassier
Advisors Myrto Katsiki
Video Arnaud Pot­ti­er
Artist­ic advisor Jocelyn Cot­ten­cin

Dur­a­tion 45 minutes

Pro­duc­tion: BARK
Pro­duc­tion — Dif­fu­sion: Elod­ie Perrin
Cop­ro­duc­tion : centre choré­graph­ique nation­al de Caen en Nor­man­die – dir­ec­ted by Alban Richard, for the Asso­ci­ated Artist pro­gram, Les SUBS – lieu vivant dexpéri­ences artistiques, Lyon, ADC Genève, Ren­contres choré­graph­iques inter­na­tionales de Seine-Saint-Denis, La Souffler­ie de Rézé, La Place de la Danse – CDCN Toulouse / Occit­an­ie, for the Accueil Stu­dio res­id­ency pro­gram, centre choré­graph­ique nation­al Mont­pel­li­er — Occit­an­ie / Dir­ec­tion Chris­ti­an Rizzo, le Centre Choré­graph­ique Nation­al dOrléans – Dir­ec­ted by Maud Le Pladec
Sup­por­ted by: Dir­ec­tion régionale des affaires cul­turelles d’Île-de-France, Aide à lexpéri­ment­a­tion : RAMDAM, UN CENTRE D ‘ART
Kater­ina Andreou is Asso­ci­ated Artist for the 2022–2024 res­id­ency in the centre choré­graph­ique nation­al de Caen en Normandie 


With the Caen Theatre

Tues­day April 04 after the show

Where and when

April 2023

  • 04
    ccn de Caen en Normandie 8:00 pm
  • 05
    ccn de Caen en Normandie 8:00 pm