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Internationales Sommerfestival 2016
Rachid Ouramdane / CCN de Grenoble:

Tenir le temps

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  • Thu, 25.08.2016 20:30 [Premiere, Talk]
    Kampnagel – K6
  • Fri, 26.08.2016 20:30
    Kampnagel – K6
  • Sat, 27.08.2016 19:30
    Kampnagel – K6

The most famous chain reaction in art history, Fischli/Weiß’s film “The Way Things Go” now has its dance-world equivalent, featuring a thrilling snowball effect with 15 dancers.

Rachid Ouramdane is, along with Olivier Dubois, among the French choreographers who create powerful and expressive works for large ensembles and stages with conceptual rigor. With TENIR LE TEMPS, Ouramdane has created an impressive work about the relationship between the individual and society in times of crisis: 15 dancers are placed in a choreographed system of rhythmic movements and domino effects, though they find moments of touching individuality within it. As in Fischli/Weiß’s legendary film, “The Way Things Go,” where a chain reaction becomes a tension-filled reflection of good and evil, dependence and freedom, rule of law and chaos, Ouramdane creates an image rich and fast-paced meditation about existential power relations. From his earlier works on, Rachid Ouramdane always saw dance as political and opened its forms to other media. For ten years, he and his Compagnie L’A. have worked on pieces about the consequences of violence or about his background as the French son of Algerian immigrants. He has created various community projects and integrative pieces, and has also incorporated film, art, literature and music as key elements in his work.

Audience discussion on Thu 25th August

„Ouramdane is an essayist of the highest order, a writer of bodies that have one thing in common: the act of survival.“ New York Times

Tenir le temps / Rachid Ouramdane (trailer) from CCN de Grenoble on Vimeo.


  • Dancers: Fernando Carrion, Nicolas Diguet, Jackie Elder, Annie Hanauer, Arina Lannoo, Lucille Mansas, Yu Otagaki, Mayalen Otondo, Saïef Remmide, Alexandra Rogovska, Ruben Sanchez, Sandra Savin, Agalie Vandamme, Leandro Villavicencio, Aure Wachter
  • Concept, Choreography: Rachid Ouramdane
  • Original Music Composition: Jean-Baptiste Julien
  • Light Design: Stéphane Graillot
  • Set Design: Sylvain Giraudeau
  • Costumes: La Bourette
  • Choreographic Assistant: Agalie Vandamme

Production : Centre chorégraphique national de Grenoble Co-Direction: Yoann Bourgeois und Rachid Ouramdane Coproduction : L’A., Bonlieu Scène nationale d‘Annecy, Festival Montpellier Danse 2015, Théâtre de la Ville - Paris, MC2: Grenoble, With the Support of : CNDC d’Angers, Ménagerie de verre (Studiolab); Adami and Spédidam In Partnership with: Ruben Sanchez Dance Wear.

Piece created with the Support of DRAC Île-de-France et de la Région Île-de-France au titre de la permanence artistique. Das Centre Chorégraphique national de Grenoble ist gefördert vom Drac Rhône-Alpes, Ville de Grenoble, Département de l‘Isère, Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes: The Centre chorégraphique national de Grenoble is subsidised by the Drac Rhône-Alpes/Ministère de la culture et de la communication, by the Ville de Grenoble, by the Département de l’Isère, by the Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes and supported by the Institut français for international projects.

The Hamburg performances are funded by Institut français und des französischen Ministeriums für Kultur und Kommunikation / DGCA.

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