TORDRE

A CONTEMPORARY DANCE PERFORMANCE

By the French-Algerian choreographer Rachid Ouramdane

December 7, 2017, at the Institut français du Nigéria

Doors open at 6.00pm / Show starts at 6.30pm

The Institut français du Nigéria, in partnership with the Krump dance studios and the CCN2 – Centre chorégraphique national de Grenoble, is pleased to present the contemporary dance performance “TORDRE” in Abuja. The show is part of an African tour organised by the Institut français Paris. After performing in Dakar, Antananarivo and Cape Town, the show is coming to Abuja for the last performance of the tour.

‘TORDRE’ falls within a wider project around dance being implemented by the Institut français du Nigéria for the past two years in order to improve the exposure of contemporary dance in Abuja and reinforce this specific sector. A lot has been done to give the next generation of dancers and choreographers, an opportunity to interact with more established artists and express their thoughts on contemporary dance and its progression in Nigeria and the world over. Some of the steps taken include the organisation of a masterclass with Qudus Onikeku, open-air auditions in Abuja, Jos and Enugu, hosting of contemporary dance shows in partnership with Krump dance studios and the invitation of emergent Nigerian contemporary dancers to France, etc.

“TORDRE” is a portrait of two women created by the French-Algerian, Rachid Ouramdane, one of the most talented contemporary dance choreographers and also co-director of the CCN2 – Centre chorégraphique national de Grenoble. He is at the forefront of dance innovation, redefining performance and choreography and blurring the line between dance and documentary. Through the art of dance, he aims to contribute to social debates with the help of choreographic pieces that develop a poetic of testimony.

His internationally acclaimed production ‘TORDRE’ is a haunting duet in which two dancers perform lonely, intensely physical solos: the Lithuanian dancer, Lora Juodkaite, who spins on the spot creating a movement which has accompanied her since childhood and the British dancer Annie Hanauer, moving with a prosthetic arm that is both an extension and an integral part of her body. Through hypnotic, whirling gestures, each woman’s body paints a raw, captivating self-portrait.

The performance will be followed by a discussion with the artists and a cocktail to give the audience the opportunity to interact with the artists.

Tickets can be purchased at the gate just before the show.

Entrance fee: 1500 NGN

For more information please contact cultural@institutfr-nigeria.org.

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