Corps extrêmes by Rachid Ouramdane on tour

Performance
Published on May 11th, 2021

Dancers in front of a climbing wall balancing a dancer up in the air

Nothing surpasses mid-air choreography. With Corps extrêmes, Rachid Ouramdane addresses this quest for idealism with a group of acrobats and flyers.

Rising and soaring, and even gliding. From time immemorial, the desire to “dance” in the air has inspired many imaginations. With Corps extrêmes, Rachid Ouramdane aims to “focus on the fascination of the idea of flying, states of weightlessness, and suspension”, all of which are possible sensations when one leaves the Earth. The choreographer has brought together acrobats, circus performers and athletes, some of whom he met while in production of Möbius by the company XY. “Through aerial choreography performed by these athletes and artists, the intention is to reveal these daring individuals attempting to reach the escape of gravity”. Corps extrêmes, accompanied by a captivating video installation, is an ode to dreaming.

Text : ©Chaillot – Le Thêatre national de la Danse
Photo : © Pascale Cholette

On tour  :
> Le Grand R, La Roche-sur-Yon 26/01 > 27/01/2022
> Le Grand Angle, Voiron 03/02/2022
> L’Estive, Foix 17/02/2022
> Le Théâtre, Saint-Nazaire 17/03 > 18/03/2022
> Le Théâtre, Saint Quentin en Yvelines 25/03 > 26/03/2022
> Le Bateau Feu, Dunkerque 31/03/2022
> MC:2, Grenoble 13/04 > 14/04/2022
> Bonlieu, Annecy 01/06/2022 > 02/06/2022
> L’Avant Seine, Colombes 10/06/2022
> Théâtre de la Ville-Paris 16/06 > 24/06/2022

In 2021, Dance Reflections by Van Cleef & Arpels is supporting choreographer Rachid Ouramdane, the new Director of the Chaillot - Théâtre national de la Danse, for his creation Corps extrêmes.

A dancer balancing on a rope above other dancers on stage
01 / 04 — Corps extrêmes by Rachid Ouramdane © Pascale Cholette
Dancers in front of a white climbing wall throwing a dancer in the air
02 / 04 — Corps extrêmes by Rachid Ouramdane © Pascale Cholette
Dancers on top of a climbing wall behind a stage
03 / 04 — Corps extrêmes by Rachid Ouramdane © Pascale Cholette
Two dancers climbing a white wall while holding one dancer in the air
04 / 04 — Corps extrêmes by Rachid Ouramdane © Pascale Cholette

Trailer

Trailer Corps extrêmes

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Portrait of Rachid Ouramdane

Rachid Ouramdane

In 2021, Dance Reflections by Van Cleef & Arpels is supporting choreographer Rachid Ouramdane for his creation Corps extrêmes, as well as jours effacés, a work commissioned by the Opéra de Lyon Ballet as part of the Danser Encore project (2020-2023).

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