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wild descent

On 13, 14 & 15 August 2020
every evening around 8 p.m., final performances on the 13th at the Parc des Buttes Chaumont, on the 14th at the Jardin du Palais Royal and on the 15th at the Parc de Belleville

According to Nijinsky’s Afternoon of a Faun, Wild Descent is a takeover of public space by a horde of fauns; an urban mythology

1912, Nijinsky creates the Afternoon of a Faun in Paris.

Over a hundred years later, this fauna has been transmitted, as if reproduced. He has multiplied. And yet, it still remains inaccessible, as if we had built an artistic reserve.

What if these fauns escaped, spread throughout the city like a wild descent.

Imagine, a fauna lying in the corner of a street, sitting on a terrace, on a bench … then 3 fauns behind the window of a shop, 5 fauns on the Place de la République and finally 9 fauns who meet at the nightfall on the grass of a city park. Debussy’s music resounds and together these fauns appear, unfold and dance.

This fauna which disturbs nothing and displaces everything. An urban mythology takes shape!

Olivier Dubois

 

with the support of la Ville de Paris and the Drac IDF as part of the “mois d’août de la culture”

“souls”, the film

creation 2013

directed by Tommy Pascal

produced by Les films Jack Fébus

‘Through death, I affirm my life.

A slow and tiring crossing … The journey of our souls.
Harbingers of my being life-givers and already revealing my death.
Souls may be seen as a long dance of death, unless it is the dance of a secret organisation: of destiny of fate … of determinism ?
This death as the soul of the world’

Olivier Dubois

auguri documentary

Produced by Les films Jack Fébus

Directed by Tommy Pascal

In 2016, Olivier Dubois creates “Auguri”, the final piece in his cycle Etude critique pour un trompe-l’oeil (Critical study for a Trompe L’oeil). It completes the trilogy created the past seven years with Révolution (2009), Rouge (2011) and Tragédie (2012).

During your quarantine, COD invites you to (re) discover this play through the documentary directed by Tommy Pascal and produced by Les films Jacks Fébus.

– COD

covid-19

Due to the measures taken by the government, the shows “My body of coming forth by day” at the Monfort Theater in Paris on April 3, 4 & 5 April and  on April 11 at the Belgrade Dance Festival are canceled. Our outreach workshops, especially “Envers et Face à tous” project, are also suspended.

We will inform you of any new dates for these shows. Our thoughts and sympathy are with all the international and French theaters, festivals, companies and artists impacted.

-COD

Creation 2018 – on tour

My body of coming forth by day

On April 3, 4 & 5, 2020 at Monfort Theater in Paris

Shows canceled according to government measures related to Covid-19.

Show on April 11, 2020 at the Belgrade Dance festival postponed on September 26, 2020

Twelve years after bringing his first choreography to the stage, Olivier Dubois delivers an intimate solo that explores the recesses of the body’s memory and its ability to tell us the (hi)story of his art.

New Creation – On Tour

Tropismes

A new creation by Olivier Dubois, Tropismes is the third part of the project led by the choreographer around The Divine Comedy. Driven by the momentum of an irrepressible desire for life, the piece unfolds like a ballroom for two hours with a constant intensity and produces a real electrification of space. 

NEW PRODUCTION BY CCN – BALLET DE LORRAINE

COME OUT

Premiere on November 13th, 2019

& on November 14th, 15th and 17th

The terrible child of contemporary dance confronts the hypnotic music of Steve Reich. Another way to listen to dance and watch music.

Les mémoires d'un seigneur

ON TOUR

THE MEMORIES OF A LORD

the 1rst of November at the Cali Bienniale in Colombia

For his first encounter with the Colombian audience, Olivier Dubois will present at the Cali Biennial of dance the play “Memories of a Lord” performed by Rémi Richaud with 40 amateur dancers of the city.

Mon Élue Noire - Sacre #2 2015 0livier Dubois

My Black Chosen One & To our fauns

May 23 & 24, 2019 from 8 pm • Orsay Museum

In December 2014, Sacre 2 is created with the great dancer/ choreographer, Germaine Acogny, the mythical “chosen one” of Maurice Béjart, who never danced this particular work. It was for this 70 year old queen that Olivier Dubois created this new Sacre,  drawing from the depths of her African soul to create a new, compelling vision of the work.

New creation

AUDITION

From May 18 to 21, 2019 • ADC

-Audition-

New Creation

Production : Ballet Junior de Genève

“It is a living essay around the small anatomy of the audition that is proposed. To their beating hearts, to their valiant bodies, the disembodied, dehumanized approach of a meeting 2.0 .

A no longer to touch, not to meet.

No longer to meet, no longer love?”

Olivier Dubois

Performance

Le corps aimant

March 30 • MuCEM • Marseille

In partnership with Sciences Po Aix

Interactive performance led by COD interpreters in different areas of the museum. A danced performance, a poetic invasion of the urban space by the muffled power of the entwined bodies. To look at each other, to approach, to kiss, to embrace each other, to wear oneself, to seize oneself and then to quit … DANCE.

The participants will intervene randomly in a duet in the space of Mucem, before assembling within a big slow that will be danced every hour, transforming the museum into a huge dance floor.