Dance or Danse?
Two nights with American and French choreographers
Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz is excited to present two astonishing dance companies, each completely different in style: one from Los Angeles, and one from Paris! The two choreographers, Jacob “Kujo” Lyons and Anne Nguyen are mixing different aspects and technics of contemporary dance, hip-hop, and breakdance to offer energetic and innovative works.
Currently in residence at Chaillot, Théâtre National de la Danse in Paris, Nguyen is one of France’s most up-and-coming choreographers. Of Kujo, former Los Angeles Times Dance Critic Lewis Segal says, “there is no more-brilliant choreographer in Los Angeles at the moment.”
Wednesday, October 5 at 7:30pm
Punctum Saliens by Lux Aeterna, a 60 min choreographic creation by Jacob “Kujo” Lyons with 4 dancers and a 5 min extract of Autarcie (....) by Compagnie Par Terre.
Known for an eclectic and powerful movement vocabulary, which fuses various art forms such as breaking, contemporary dance, and circus arts, the award-winning company transforms urban techniques into something transcendent, geometric and radiant.
Thursday, October 6 at 7:30pm
Autarcie (....) by Compagnie Par Terre a 60 min performance by Anne Nguyen with 4 female dancers and a 5min extract by Lux Aeterna company.
Offering a different and original vision of contemporary dance, this work features four jumpsuit-clad dancers facing off in a frantic, ritual warrior dance. They deliver an astonishing performance by transforming their respective dance specialties of breakdance, popping and waacking into an abstract vocabulary.
These events are made possible with the support of FLAX Foundation (France Los Angeles Exchange), also supported by FUSED: French-US Exchange in Dance, a program of the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States, and FACE Foundation, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the Florence Gould Foundation, and the French Ministry of Culture and Communication.