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National Premiere
Dancing Days

Soa Ratsifandrihana

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Dancer and choreographer Soa Ratsifandrihana was trained at the Conservatoire National Supérior de Musique et de Danse in Paris and has already been featured in works by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and James Thierrée. Here she builds her first creation around the groove, this indefinable “almost nothing” that makes music beat like a heart. The empty spaces that separate the letters of the word in the title, point to a graphic demonstration of the suspense and moments of silence that the choreographer identifies within the groove- the basic notion of many musical styles produced in the twentieth century. Here is a solo that seems to want to go back to childhood memories, in order to generate an awakening in dance; a profound, almost spiritual joy, through a choreography that approximates the beat of the performer’s heart.

Credits

Choreography and interpretation: Soa Ratsifandrihana
Music: Alban Murenzi e Sylvain Darrifourcq
Lights: Marie-Christine Soma
Costumes Coco Petitpierre
Costumes Assistant: Anne Tesson
Lighting direction: Suzanna Bauer
Sound direction: Guilhem Angot
Archives and external view: Valérianne Poidevin
External view: Thi-Mai Nguyen
Intern: Mylène Monjour

Production and distribution:: AMA – Arts Management AgencyFrance Morin, Cécile Perrichon, Anna Six.
Co-production: Arts Management Agency, Atelier 210, Charleroi danse, MARS – Mons Arts de la Scène, La Place de la Danse – CDCN Toulouse Occitanie, workspacebrussels, T2G – Théâtre de Gennevilliers, Centre Dramatique National, la Soufflerie – scène conventionnée de Rezé
With the help of Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles – Service de la Danse.
With the support og CNDC – Angers, Pointculture, Iles asbl, GC De Kriekelaar, Fabbrica Europa – PARC Performing Arts Research Centre, Kaaitheater and Centre national de la Danse.