(LA)HORDE is a collective that was founded in 2013 by the three artists Marine Brutti, Jonathan Debrouwer and Arthur Harel.
Together they question codes of various artistic disciplines, especially contemporary live art and performing arts.
At the head of the Ballet National de Marseille since September 2019, they have created choreographic works, films, video installations and performances, that always evolve around the body in movement.
From the interaction and the juxtaposition of these different media, they develop scenarios and actions that take up radically contemporary themes and questions.
(LA)HORDE collaborates with communities of individuals on the margins of the mainstream, and part of their art is also the practice of practical solidarity. They have worked with groups of seventy-year-olds, blind performers, smokers, juveniles... Contrary to any form of hierarchy and cultural appropriation, they work at eye level with the performers. (…) At the centre of their work is the body. (LA)HORDE create works from their encounters with various online communities and thus also investigate what has happened to dance since the advent of the Internet. This is a theme that (LA)HORDE is very passionate about and so they define their work as work on “post-Internet dance".
Claire Diez (dance specialist, cultural journalist)