Mon élue noire • Sacre #2
Solo created for Germaine Acogny
“Le Sacre du printemps” Igor Stravinsky
Sound and light coordination
Duration of the show
Centre Chorégraphique National Roubaix – Hauts-de-France
Le CENTQUATRE-PARIS, La Bâtie – Festival de Genève, Fabrik – Potsdam, Compagnie Olivier Dubois
Olivier Dubois knows that he cannot answer the call of Stravinsky’s landmark ‘Sacre‘ with a single work.
He therefore created a collection of ‘Sacre(s) du Printemps‘ a dissection that lays bare the ghosts of this piece.
Prêt à baiser, the first piece of the collection, premiered in 2012 at the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris. It was followed, in December 2014, by ‘Sacre #2‘ with the great dancer and choreographer Germaine Accogny, Maurice Béjart’s mythical ‘chosen one’ who has never performed the Sacre.
It was for this 70 years old queen of dance that Olivier Dubois created this new Sacre, drawing on the depths of her African soul to create a new, compelling vision of the work.
” And above all, my body as well as my soul beware of assuming the sterile attitude of a spectator, for life is not a spectacle, a sea of miseries is not a proscenium, a man screaming is not a dancing bear […]”
Aimé Césaire, Notebook of a Return to the Native Land, 1939, trans. Calyton Eshleman and A. James Arnold
In 2018, Germaine Acogny has received the ‘Outstanding performer’ Bessies Award for her performance in “Mon Elue Noire / Sacre #2”.