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French Artists/Companies in the United States


ArtPower at UC San Diego, San Diego, CA

“What The Day Owes to the Night”
by Hervé Koubi

ArtPower at UC San Diego will present “What The Day Owes to the Night” by Hervé Koubi and his dancers in January 2018, a debut in San Diego for the company while it has been touring the United States in 2016 with public and critical acclaim. The stop in San Diego is part of a larger tour in development that will include New York and others cities in the United States.

video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cl1CD-Wo3Z4



Celebrity Series of Boston, Boston, MA

“The Roots”
by Kader Attou/Compagnie Accrorap

Celebrity Series of Boston will present “The Roots” by Kader Attou/Compagnie Accrorap in January 2018. “The Roots” is a 90 minute elegiac hip hop work for eleven dancers While the company has already been presented in New York, the performance at the Boch Center Shubert Theater, Boston will be a unique opportunity for Boston audiences to encounter the leading French hip hop company Accrorap.

Kader Attou is also the director of the Choreographic National Center in La Rochelle. For the past 20 years, he has developed a specific dance language from different aesthetics – hip hop, Indian Kathak, contemporary dance – building bridges and creating dialogues beyond and through difference. The stop in Boston is part of a larger tour in development that will include New York, Cleveland and others cities in the United States.




Choregus Production, Tulsa, OK

by Compagnie Kägif – Mourad Merkouzi

Choregus Production will present “Pixel” by Compagnie Käfig – Mourad Merzouki in collaboration with the digital artists Adrien M/Claire B, as part of the third annual Summer Heat International Dance Festival (July 27 –August, 2018), an opportunity for regional audiences to see artists from France never seen in Tulsa, OK.
“Pixel” is created for 11 dancers in a virtual and living visual environment combining poetry and physical achievements through dance.

video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_Hu57QTqqE



Portland Institute for the Arts, Portland, OR
Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
French Institute Alliance Française, New York, NY

Tour of “Corbeaux”
by Bouchra Ouizguen, Compagnie O

Four contemporary arts centers partnered to bring the performance “Corbeaux” by the French-Moroccan choreographer Bouchra Ouizguen in fall 2017: Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati, OH, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Oregon, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, and French Institute Alliance Francaise, New York.

Occuring in public spaces, “Corbeaux” is an intimate, up-close performance of rare intensity interpreted by a group of twenty women. The cast will be composed with dancers from the Compagnie O and local performers. Through “Corbeaux”, Bouchra Ouizguen continues her exploration of society, arts and folk traditions from her home country.




Several Dancers Core aka Core Dance, Decatur, GA

“Human Landscape”
by Germana Civera

Core Dance, based in Atlanta, has commissioned he choreographer Germana Civera to develop a new work entitled “human landscape” with an original score of Didier Aschour, director of the GMEA (Centre de creation musicale) in Albi, France. “Human Landscape” will premiere at B Complex Artists, as part of the annual festival France-Altanta. It will then travel to Houston, Texas. Germana Civera, based in Montpellier, France, is an artist-choreographer of multiple background, working on the question of body, dance and its representation for over twenty years.

video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AbpHod9Y_Ac



American Artists/Companies in France


Festival d’automne, Paris

“Reusable Parts/Endless Love, Timelining, and P.O.L.E”
by Gerard & Kelly

Festival d’automne in partnership with Le 104, Centre G. Pompidou, Centre national de la Danse, and FIAC (Foire Internationale d’art contemporain) will present in fall 2017, a series of three projects by the American duo Gerard & Kelly (Brennan Gerard and Ryan Kelly): Reusable Parts/Endless Love, Timelining, and P.O.L.E. The trilogy uses choreography, video and installation to question sexuality and race, historical and personal memory.

P.O.L.E. : https://vimeo.com/181834267
Reusable Parts/Endless Love : https://vimeo.com/33910050
Timelining : https://vimeo.com/193480628


La Place Centre Culturel Hip Hop, Paris

“The Paris Get Down”
by It’s Showtime! Ensemble

A partnership between the new organization La Place, located in Paris and Dancing in the Streets (DIS), Bronx, NY, led by Simon Dove, will bring young performers of the collective It’s ShowTime NY to meet their counterparts as well as French break dancers such as Anne Nguyen and Ryad Fghani will be organized. The partnership is the direct result of Simon Dove, Director, DIS, research trip to Paris in 2016 supported by the FUSED program.
The ensemble It’s Showtime NYC nurture emerging urban dance artists and advocates the value of hip hop culture in New York, nationally and internationally. It is composed of various artists of different urban dance styles: hip hop, breakdance, flex dance, litefeet…



L’Officina, Marseille

“We wait in the Darkness”
by Rosy Simas

Officina – Atelier marseillais de production will present this fall the native American contemporary choreographer Rosy Simas based in Minneapolis (Seneca Tribe) with her work “We wait in the Darkness”, a work developed in collaboration with the French composer François Richomme.
Rosy Simas’ dances are composed of intentional and sensorial movements, excavated from history, ancestry and culture, specifically based upon native American history. She has toured the United States but has rarely been seen abroad. It will be a French debut for the artist.

video: https://vimeo.com/170706774



Lattitudes Contemporaines, Lille

“It’s not a thing”
by Keyon Gaskin

Latitudes contemporaines, Lille, will bring the American performer Keyon Gaskin to its festival in June 2017 with “It’s not a Thing” Gaskin’s work is specifically made for each location and questions contemporary performance and its fragility. A residency time will allow the artist to adapt his concept to the festival and the performances will take place in three different spaces, a Gallery, public space outdoors, and in a theater. The invitation of Keyon Gaskin is the result of the curatorial research trip of Maria-Carmela Mini, Director, Latitudes Contemporaines, in January 2017, supported by the FUSED program.

video : https://vimeo.com/153780585


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