After an epic opening of determinedly false starts a series of impassioned solos follows, but nothing is quite what it seems. Solid sculptures start to move, gentle spinning becomes a dangerous compulsion, and calm is interrupted. It is Annie Hanauer and Lora Juodkaite’s distinctive physicalities that finally unite them in these raw and captivating self-portraits, threaded with emotion.

French Algerian Rachid Ouramdane is co-director of CCN2-Centre chorégraphique national de Grenoble. His work frequently blurs the lines between dance and documentary, between public performance and private contemplation – achieved here with a refreshing simplicity of means.

 

“Original, peculiar, limited, irksome, haunting’”  New York Times

“Ouramdane is a peerless portrait maker.” Libération

 

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Conception & choreography Rachid Ouramdane
Light design Stéphane Graillot
Set Design Sylvain Giraudeau
Performers Annie Hanauer and Lora Juodkaite

Presented by Dance Umbrella in partnership with artsdepot

CCN2-Centre chorégraphique national de Grenoble – Direction Yoann Bourgeois and Rachid Ouramdane

Coproduction L’A./Rachid Ouramdane, Bonlieu – Scène nationale d’Annecy, la Bâtie – Festival de Genève dans le cadre du projet PACT bénéficiaire du FEDER avec le programme INTERREG IV A France-Suisse

With the support of Musée de la danse, Centre chorégraphique national de Rennes et Bretagne. Piece created with the support of Ministère de la culture et de la communication/DRAC Île-de-France dans le cadre de l’aide à la compagnie conventionnée et de la Région Île-de-France au titre de la permanence artistique

The CCN2 is financed by Drac Rhône-Alpes/Ministère de la culture et de la communication, Ville de Grenoble, Département de l’Isère, Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes and supported by Institut français for international tour