Julia Grosse and Yvette Mutumba

Julia Grosse and Yvette Mutumba breathe new life into the world of contemporary art: based in Berlin, they design exhibitions and founded the magazine Contemporary And, a demanding print and digital publication whose aim is to “connect cultures”.

Updated on 04/05/2022

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NGoné Fall

N'Goné Fall, the General Commissioner of the Africa2020 Season, wished to place this ambitious project under the banner of pan-Africanism and collective intelligence.

Updated on 04/05/2022

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The Villa Kujoyama

Built in 1992 by architect Kunio Kato on the Higashiyama mountain in Kyoto, the Villa Kujoyama is a place for interdisciplinary exchange and exists to strengthen intercultural dialogue between France and Japan.
Resident artists are asked to establish working relationships with the professional...

Updated on 02/06/2022

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Gisèle Vienne

Gisèle Vienne’s work illuminates what lies in shadow, the hidden side buried in each of us. Constantly torn between perfection and horror, her creations explore violence, returning the full cathartic dimension to the performing arts.

Published on 14/08/2019

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Sylvain Groud

Appointed in 2018 as head of Ballet du Nord at the National Centre for Choreography in Roubaix, Hauts-de-France, choreographer Sylvain Groud develops the interaction between music and dance and seeks to provoke encounters between them. Because Sylvain Groud likes to discover dance where it is least...

Published on 21/09/2019

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Abdoulaye Trésor Konaté

From a childhood of constant wanderings on West African lands, Abdoulaye Trésor Konaté keeps a sense of pace, the measure of movement. The choreographer dances the lines of a cultural intersection between Africa and Europe.

 

Updated on 13/12/2019

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Germaine Acogny

Dancer and choreographer, founder of the prestigious École des Sables, Germaine Acogny mixes traditional African dances and contemporary dance for works that endeavour to question the ties between Africa and the West.

Updated on 05/06/2020

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Aguibou Bougobali Sanou

Dancer and choreographer from Burkina Faso, mixing African and Brazilian influences, with her In-Out Dance Festival Aguibou Bougobali Sanou offers a moment of encounter and interaction in the public sphere. 15 companies from all over the world took part in the 2020 edition.

Updated on 07/09/2020

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Résidanses

“Résidanses 2021” is an incubation programme for choreographic projects aimed at providing support to emerging African choreographers as they develop their creative process. It allows artists and companies to take part in residencies to develop a new work or further develop a work in progress with...

Updated on 09/12/2021

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Blanca Li

Choreographer, dancer, actress and film director, Blanca Li has asserted herself as a reference in the world of contemporary dance. Resolutely turned towards innovation, in November 2020 at the Chaillot National Theatre she presents the live performance virtual reality show Le Bal de Paris (The Ball...

Updated on 08/10/2021

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Catherine Tsekenis

Catherine Tsekenis is a former professional dancer who has built her career focussed on gestures and knowledge. Today she directs the Centre National de la Danse - CND (National Dance Centre), and provides unfailing support to arts and theatre creators.

Published on 03/06/2021

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Éric Minh Cuong Castaing

Coming from the world of film animation, the choreographer Éric Minh Cuong Castaing combines dancers and new technologies in his works, examining our perceptions of bodies and their apprehension in dealing with these tools.

Updated on 07/10/2020

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Archipel.eu

Led by the Institut Français (Paris, France) in partnership with OCTA (Brussels, Belgium) and APCA (Madeira, Portugal) and co-financed by the European Union, the Archipel.eu pilot project, launched in June 2021, aims to preserve and promote culture in the outermost regions and overseas countries and...

Updated on 01/03/2022

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