16 MAY / 7:30 PM / DNK – SPACE FOR CONTEMPORARY DANCE AND PERFORMANCE
1 BULGARIA SQUARE, NATIONAL PALACE OF CULTURE – UNDERGROUND, OPPOSITE TO THE FOUNTAINS
(warm up with the audience led by Kevin Jean: 6:15 PM, DNK)
Kevin Jean (France)
Conception : Kevin Jean
Creation & interpretation : Laurie Giordano, Kevin Jean, Bastien Lefèvre
Assisted by : Clémence Coconnier, Julie Nioche, Nina Santes
Light design : Sylvie Garot
Sound design : Ruben Nachtergaele
Costume design : Valentine Solé
Production: La Fronde
Coproduction: Le manège de Reims – scène nationale, L’échangeur – CDC Hauts-de-France, CDC Atelier de Paris-Carolyn Carlson
Support: Arcadi et de la DRAC Île-de-France
Thanks to: L’Espace périphérique de la Villette
Duration : 60 min.
The guest-performance is supported by Teatroskop within the frame of FranceDanse Orient-Express. Teatrskop is a programme launched by the Institut Français, the Ministry of Culture and Communication and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development of France.
The dance trio “Des Paradis” reaches to unusual and hypnotic movement of the body. It as if flows in the delay, deferment and exploration of the influence of gravitation and weight, creating another time and space. The performers discover freedom of movement, which transforms the environment and offers another kind of interaction, adaption and change. How could anyone create space and territory and transform them into a paradise? “Des Paradis” is about returning to the earth and creating worlds for mutual collaboration and sharing. About dreams and a touch of hope. A piece about the existence of the “heavenly”, and our power to create it within our earthly lives
Kevin Jean is a French choreographer and performer. He has worked with some of the distinguished performers of the French postmodern and new dance as Stephanie Aubin, Odile Duboc, Myriam Gourfink, with the film maker Philippe Grandrieux and others. Leading interest in his choreographic pieces and performances is the act of the construction of environment and the influence it has on us, on human behavior and social interactions. How they shape us, distort us, how we can accept them, play with them, discover and transform ourselves. In 2015 he created the dance performance “Des Paradis” as well as the amateur version “Des Autres Paradis”. In 2016 he created “Les Promesses du Magma” in collaboration with Casey, a French rap artist, in the frame of Avignon Festival.
WITHOUT DISTANCE PLATFORM
Warm up with the audience led by Kevin Jean: 6:15 PM, DNK
A post-show talk with the artists moderated by the dance artist Dragana Alfirevic (Serbia/ Slovenia).