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Sep 04 2024 - 18:30

Auditorium Melotti


National Premiere

Sequins, tulle, animal prints. Evening dresses, nightgowns, wedding dresses. Dresses that are too big, too small, too tight or too loose. How many dresses can a woman wear? In Leïla Ka's first choral work, five dancers perform in 40 different dresses.

Fluttering, shimmering, colourful fabrics cover and reveal a performance that has the energy of the living, vibrant body. An evocative and liberating piece that shows the fragility, rebellion, contradictions and multiple identities that a woman can contain.

With this performance, Leïla Ka presents sisterhood in its most obvious form and pays due tribute to the struggles that have seen women as protagonists. A fitting tribute to the battles that have been fought and those that remain to be fought. An artistically and symbolically brilliant work.

- La Terrasse

Choreography Leïla Ka
Performers Océane Crouzier, Jennifer Dubreuil Houthemann, Jane Fournier Dumet, Leïla Ka, Jade Logmo.
Choreography assistant Jane Fournier Dumet
Lighting design Laurent Fallot
Lighting direction Clara Coll Bigot
Sound direction Rodrig De Sa
Production CENTQUATRE-PARIS and Company Leïla Ka
Delegated Production CENTQUATRE-PARIS
Co-production La Garance - Scene nationale de Cavaillon, Theatre Malakoff - Scene nationale, Theatre d'Angouleme - Scene nationale, Theatre de Suresnes Jean Vilar - festival Suresnes Cites Danse 2024, Centre Choreographique National d'Orleans - Direction Maud Le Pladec, Centre Choregraphique National - Ballet de Lorraine direction Petter Jacobsson as part of 'Accueil-studio, Les Quinconces et L'Espal - Scene nationale du Mans, Espaces Pluriels - Scene conventionnee d'interet national Art et creation - Danse de Pau, La Manufacture - CDCN Nouvelle-Aquitaine Bordeaux/La Rochelle, La Passerelle - Scene nationale de Saint-Brieuc, Fondation Royaumont, Espace 1789 - Scene conventionnee d'interet national Art et creation pour la danse de Saint-Ouen
With the support of Le Quatrain - equipement culturel of Clisson Sevre and Maine Agglo, Ville de Gouesnou - Centre Henri Queffélec, Maecenas Caisse des Depots
Artistic residencies Fondation Royaumont / Fondation d'entreprise Hermes

Leïla Ka is an associate artist at CENTQUATRE-PARIS and Dieppe, scène nationale; an associate artist at La Garance, the national stage in Cavaillon, and in long-term residency at Espace 1789, the national art and creation stage for dance in Saint-Ouen.

Leïla Ka is supported by the TREMPLIN network - an interregional network for the Grand Ouest + Paris region - until 2024.

This show is on tour with 104ontheroad.