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Amala Dianor

  • Dance

Short dance choreos have been a big trend on social media in recent years. The new work by French-Senegalese choreographer Amala Dianor celebrates the exuberant creativity of this dynamic art form, which has developed worldwide in subcultures and on the internet.

“DUB” is inspired by the music style of the same name; just as dub distorts acoustic reggae with electronic sounds and drums, the dances on stage are full of allusions and quotations, alienations, extensions and breaks. Eleven young dancers, trained in various urban dance forms, virtuously explore the choreographic range between demonstrating individual skill and collective synchronization. Accompanied by live music from electro producer Awir Leon, they move through a landscape of giant, stacked cubes in which every movement can go viral. The stage was designed by artist Grégoire Korganow after he met the dancers at their various places of residence, e.g. in ballrooms, clubs or in their homes. “DUB” impressively demonstrates how people and movements defy clear categorization and at the same time shows a lively, creative and enjoyable picture of today’s dances.

Choreographer: Amala Dianor
Executive Director: Mélanie Roger
Visual Artist: Grégoire Korganow
Technical Manager: Nicolas Barrot, Véronique Charbit
Live Music: Awir Leon
Tour Manager: Lucie Jeannenot
Performers: Slate Hemedi Dindangila, Romain Franco, Jordan John Hope, Enock Kalubi Kadima, Mwendwa Marchand, Kgotsofalang Joseph Mavundla, Sangram Mukhopadhyay, Tatiana Gueria Nade, Yanis Ramet, Germain Zambi, Asia Zonta
Bühnenbildbau: Juan Cariou, Fabienne Desfleches, Paul Dufayet, Valentin Dumeige, Moïse Elkaout, Manon Garnier, Louise Gateaud, Gaëlle Le-stum, Gaelle Meurice, Fanchon Voisin
Light and Technical Manager: Nicolas Tallec alternating with Agathe Geffroy
Graffiti: François Raveau
Costumes: Minuit Deux, Fabrice Couturier
Sound Manager: Emmanuel Catty
Set Manager: David Normand, Martin Rahard