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ERIC Minh Cuong Castaing

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7EVEN

7even is an original format! Working with the dancers of the BNM, finding the idea from the EG I PC corpus but with our own questionings, our vision of the body - the question of technology in dance as a way of showing people’s relashionships.

Born in 1979, Eric Minh Cuong Castaing started out in visual arts: after graduating from Gobelins l’école de l’image in Paris, he spent several years working in animated film. Interested in choreographic writing in real time, he initially came across hip-hop and then butoh, under the guidance of masters Carlotta Ikeda and Gyohei Zaitsu, and finally contemporary dance with the German visual artist and choreographer Va Wölfl. He established his own company, Shonen, in 2007 and since then has collaborated with young creators of his generation such as Silvia Costa, Alessandro Sciarroni and Pauline Simon.

Eric Minh Cuong Castaing has been selected by Emio Greco and Pieter C. Scholten to be associate artist at the Ballet National de Marseille from 2016 to 2018. The focus of his choreographic research ties in with the themes developed by the BNM’s directors around the “body in revolt” and the “corps du ballet”, enhancing them with an issue centered on the augmented body: new technologies that interfere with our everyday lives to such an extent that they become an extension of our own body.