CHILDS, CARVALHO, LASSEINDRA, DOHERTY
Mixed program composed by (LA) HORDE with the Ballet national de Marseille
At the invitation of the Théâtre de la Ville and the Théâtre du Châtelet, (LA)HORDE presents a program with the Ballet National de Marseille. The performance consists of the work of four different choreographers, all offering a plural and complementary style: Lucinda Childs, Tania Carvalho, Lasseindra Ninja and Oona Doherty, who each embody their own iconic, inclusive and engaged choreography. An inclusive form between expressionist plasticity and the “social bodies” of nowadays in physical theatre,
connecting the avant-garde of Postmodern Dance and the French pioneer of Ball culture. Through this plurality of choreographies and the generational link between these four artists, (LA) HORDE defines again the horizons of a sweeping dance, passing from extremely structured to extremely fiery. An encounter between two conceptions of dance. On the one hand, the hype surrounding Oona Doherty - the prodigy of Belfast’s realistic, urban and energetic dance - and Lasseindra Ninja - the queer icon of Voguing
dance in France – who, for the first time, creates a piece with a group of dancers. On the other hand, the thoroughness and clarity of Lucinda Childs and Tânia Carvalho who start from overall pictures, hereby sharing a keen sense of line and rhythms. The New York choreographer notably recreates, with this recently renewed
group of dancers, a piece made in 2009 for the National Ballet of Marseille, Tempo Vicino. A program of 75 minutes composed of short pieces (10-20 min) by Lucinda Childs, Tânia Carvalho, Lasseindra Ninja and Oona Doherty, with the dancers of the Ballet National de Marseille.