FR | 2019 | 120' | HD | non spoken, English (sub.) | By Greg Germain | Axe Sud - Association Annette Leday Keli | Broadcaster: France Télévisions
French dancer and choreographer Annette Leday and Australian playwright David McRuvielliam transposed Shakespeare's tragedy King Lear into Kathakali, an Indian dance and theater tradition. The central themes of kinship, love, renunciation to the world and war are magnified by the colourfull storytelling, the make-up and the huge headdresses of the dancers who move the stage through the harmony of their gestures and the intensity of their emotions.
Théâtre de la Ville, Paris.
FR | 2018 | 56’ | HD | French | By Greg Germain | Axe Sud, Difé Kako | Broadcaster: France Télévisions
In her choreography, Chantal Loïal pays a vibrant tribute to the soldiers from the Antilles, Africa and French Guyana who came to fight alongside the French during the First World War. With black and white projections of archives from the trenches and excerpts from Celine's Journey to the End of the Night, the mix of Caribbean, African, Guyanese and European dances and musics seems to be the only escape and celebrates the history of this encounter between cultures.
Dance Comapny: Difé Kako
La Maison des Arts de Créteil, France
FR | 2018 | 70’ | HD | French | By Greg Germain | Axe Sud - Les Nouveaux Caractères | Broadcaster: France Télévisions
Pergolese's Stabat Mater (1736) is one of the most beautiful musical works: it is a meditation, a poem on the pain of the Virgin Mary in front of the Christ on the cross. David Bobée and Caroline Mutel bring a contemporary light to this score performed by Les Nouveaux Caractères by staging the pain of refugees who had no other choice than to leave their country. Their story is told by the dancer Bobie Mfoumou, who incarnates both the strength and fragility of the being and the acrobat Salvo Capello, who evokes with extreme sensitivity the souls of all those who have disappeared.
David Bobée is one of the most talented French directors, combining various disciplines, such as video, light, dance, circus and music, in collaboration with other artists. He was the assistant of Éric Lacascade. David Bobée collaborates in Russia with director/filmmaker Kirill Serebrennikov and in Congo with choreographer DeLaVallet Bidiefono.
Musical direction: Sébastien d'Hérin
FR | 2018 | 52’ | HD | French | By Mohamed Athamna | Axe Sud - Compagnie Malka | Broadcaster: France Télévisions, M Media.
The choreographer Bouba Landrille Tchouda (who worked with Jean-Claude Gallotta and Cirque Plume) questions our individualism: bodies brush each other without
seeing each other, until one road crosses another, one body accepts another. A community is formed like a Bach's fugue where the bodies are superposed. Hip hop dance accents and electro music
emphasize the very current nature of the phenomenom.
Bouba Landrille Tchouda was artist at the Maison de la Danse in Lyon, France from 2016 to 2017.
This performance of the Compagnie Malka is on international tour.
FR | 2018 | 68’ | HD | English, French (sub) | By Greg Germain | Axe Sud - Damien Valette Prod | Broadcaster: France Télévisions
Three emblematic universes of South African dance meet in the contemporary dance ballet "Via Kanana": the famous company Via Katlehong, Pantsula, traditional dance, and Gregory Maqoma, contemporary choreographer from Johannesburg, internationally renowned and choreographer of the Football World Cup in 2010. Dancers and musicians electrify us bringing light and hope.
Coproduction Via Katlehong Dance, Maison de la Danse - Lyon, Théâtre Paris-Villette, Scène Nationale de Châteauvallon - Ollioules.
FR | 2017 | 67’ | HD | French | By Greg Germain | Axe Sud -Théâtre National de Chaillot | Broadcaster: France Télévisions
Permanent choreographer at the Théâtre de Chaillot (Paris), José Montalvo created a hybrid contemporary ballet, with flamenco, Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring, hits of his adolescence, traditional African songs and hip hop. Eleven dancers and five Spanish dancers-singers will make you vibrate!
Shot in Théâtre National de Chaillot, Paris, France.
FR | 2017 | 72’ | HD | French | By Greg Germain | Axe Sud - Cirquons Flex | Broadcaster: France Télévisions
In this creation of the Cirquons Flex company (Reunion’s Island), directed by Christophe Rules, musician, performer and ethnologist, four acrobats from Brittany, Madagascar, Reunion’s Island, and South Africa question climate change and more broadly the crises in our globalized society that is losing its roots. In Creole from Reunion’s Island, «La pli i donn» means "it rains". This circus / theater / musical / dance show is an ode to relationships between people and nature. The rain is hopeful because it gives life, even if the road is long.
Shot in Théâtre d'Ivry-Antoine Vitez.
FR | 2017 | 50’ | HD | French | By Mohamed Athamna | Axe Sud - Ewilona Prod | Broadcaster: Culture Box
This "concert-dance performance" is the encounter between the musical and sound universe of the collective Mâäk (European ensemble directed by Laurent Blondiau) between electro and jazz and that of five Burkinabe dancers, choreographed by Salia Sanou. The bodies and the instruments are confronting each other. Each rhythm and sound, gesture and movement is lost in the universe of the other to rebuild itself. Kawral is the quest for the beauty of encounter, instinctive, free and spontaneous, with improvisations where North and South meet, different lifestyles intertwine and discover each other.
Shot at Chapelle du Verbe Incarné, during festival of Avignon, France.
FR | 2016 | 58’ | HD | French and Japanese | By Yvan Schreck | Axe Sud & association Himé | Broadcaster: France Télévisions
How to bolster ties with a father when words are missing? Kaori Ito, the renowned Japanese dancer and choreographer (she collaborated with Découflé, Denis Podalydès etc.) embodies a daughter meeting up her true dad after a long absence. She dances to express her buried feelings in order to make up the time loss.
FR | 2016 | 30’ | HD | French | By Mohamed Athamna | Axe Sud & Compagnie Ruée des Arts | Broadcaster: France Télévisions
The male dancers of the Company Ruée des Arts question in this ballet the social representations, through variations of dances around the suit: is the man prisoner of his appearance? The choreographer, Hafid Sour also questions the image of the hip-hop dance today. By mixing the codes of this dance stemming from the street and those of the suit, he sublimates the elegance of bodies by the poetic fluidity of the body movements of the hip-hop dance. Filmed at the House of the Arts of Créteil, France. The host presentation of the ballet can be cut on request.
FR | 2016 | 39’ | HD | French | By Mohamed Athamna | Axe Sud, Compagnie Kilaï et Garde Robe | Broadcaster: France Télévisions
In this contemporary dance ballet rich in hip hop influences, choreographed by the gouadeloupéenne, Sandrine Lescourant called Mufasa, her five women dancers question identity. Can one be itself? What causes interferences inside of me? How to live in society letting emerging in oneself its peculiarity? How to be liberated from the other people's opinions? The host presentation of the ballet can be cut on request.
FR | 2016 | 54’ | HD | French, English (songs) | By François Dubreuil | Axe Sud, Compagnie Dessources – Nono Battesti | Broadcaster: France Télévisions
After years having followed him, the shadow of a man stands up to get to know him and materializes as a woman. A white woman and a black man dance together as an allegory of the duality which is in each one of us. Fireworks of crossed dance and soul music, this ballet is a search for balance through the reconciliation between the various faces of a person.
Audience Award of the Off festival of Avignon in 2016.
Choreography: Nono Battesti
Filmed at the Theater Golovine - Avignon, France.
FR | 2016 | 50’ | HD | By François Dubreuil | Axe Sud, Compagnie En Lacets | Broadcaster: France Télévisions
This choreography combines European contemporary dance and traditional dance from Mayotte mixing the geometrical rigor of the steps of contemporary dance recalling
Pina Bausch and Térésa de Keersmaeker and movements of ritual dances. KAARO is the encounter between what we believe to find in Mayotte and what we find. It is the interdependence between two
cultures which feeds each other.
By and with Maud Marquet, Jeff Ridjali, Damien Guillemin.
FR | 2016 | 88’ | HD | French | By Greg Germain | Axe Sud | Broadcaster: France Télévisions
David Bobée is one of the most talented French director of his generation. This artistic performance tells the History of Columbia with Columbian acrobats and baroque music. The creative combination of aesthetic acrobatics, choreographies, live baroque music and video screenings recalls in a very powerful way how the colonizers subjugated the local population.
FR | 2016 | 70’ | HD | French | By Philippe Lainé & Robyn Orlin | Axe Sud Coproducers: France Télévisions, NC 1 ère, Culturebox, SRTV(Vanuatu) | Broadcaster: France Télévisions
In the heavenly archipelago of Vanuatu, the South African dancer-choreographer Robyn Orlin captures the Gaua women's unique art of making water sing and let them perform a fascinating hymn to nature, making us aware of the climate change endangering the existence of the archipelago. A singular film-ballet, in which the landscapes, accessories and characters compose a colorful choreographed film.
This programme is presented by Greg Germain in theMultiscénik show.
FR | 2015 | 40’ | HD | French | By Greg Germain | Axe Sud | Broadcaster: France Télévisions
Chantal Loïal, choreographer and dancer from Guadeloupe, created with the choreographer Philippe Lafeuille a solo inspirated both from her own life and from the one of Sarah Baartman, also known as the "Hottentot Venus", featured in Abdellatif Kechiche's movie, The Black Venus. She highlights their common experiences and shows us a body that throws off oppressive gazes.
PR | 2015 | 76’ | HD | Portuguese, English (sub.), Spanish (sub.), French (sub.) | By Lucia Murat | Taiga Films | Broadcaster: Telecine
This hybrid dance film with acting and contemporary dance let us revive the mother's death of a woman. After a first act recalling the intensive relationship between the mother and the daugther, the second act sees the death arriving, while they both have to face the mother's death in the last act. The daughter's monologues on her questionning towards death, vibrantly quoting Simone de Beauvoir, let us experience this film as a true fiction.
PL | 2015 | 28’ | HD | Polish, English (sub.) | By Krzysztof Stasiak | BMC Films
Meaning “tango” in Latin, Tactum mixes contemporary dance, tango and classical ballet. Highlighting the “sensation of a body”, the idea of touch is exploited through the perspectives of masculinity and femininity in a celebration of the four elements: earth, water, air and fire. The Polish choreographers, Ester Duarte, Chiche Nunez and Witold Jurewicz open new doors to dance programming.
FR | 2015 | 73’ | HD | French | By Greg Germain | Broadcaster: France Télévisions
Revealed in the TV show "France's Got a Great Talent", The Fantastic Dancers combine the art of Yamakasi, Hip Hop dance, acrobatics and singing, with an uncredible sense of humor. They dance in colourful costumes for our best pleasure on all kinds of musics (Mozart, Edith Piaf, Michael Jackson, Barry White etc.). Direction: Christian Lelo, Rubia Matignon.
FR | 2015 | 45’ | HD | French | By François Dubreuil | Axe Sud | Broadcaster: France Télévisions
Popul’Hair is a choreographic creation by Myriam Soulanges with four contemporaryhiphop dancers and a DJ on stage. On electro music, they confront their appearance, identity, difference and social allegiance, transforming this performance into a critical ode to the postcolonial society. This programme is presented by Greg Germain in the Multiscénik show.
FR | 2015 | 65’ | HD | French | By Eric Ellena & Tristan Leyri | Yade French Connection
FR | 2015 | 52’ | HD | French | By Greg Germain | Axe Sud | Broadcasters: France Télévisions - Culturebox
FR | 2014 | 52’ | HD | By Anne Dorr | Axe Sud | Broadcaster: Culturebox
This contemporary ballet is based on a hip hop choreography playing with "classical" arts codes to outstand it and delight a wider audience. Five dancers wearing classical music instrumentalists suits, masked like in classical theater plays, dance on classical music repertoire works (Bach, C. SaintSaëns, etc.) and Yann Tiersen's ones (Amélie). The choreographer, Roua Bah, worked with the Cirque du Soleil, the Cie KAFIG and the Cie JEROME SAVARY.
FR | 2014 | 64'15'' | HD | French | By François Dubreuil | Axe Sud & Compagnie de Danse Contemporaine de Nouvelle-Calédonie | Broadcaster: France Télévisions
FR | 2013 | 100’ | HD | English, French (sub.) | By Jean Marie David | 5e Planète | Broadcasters: Mezzo, TVE
Shakespeare’s mythical story is performed by dancers of the National Ballet and Contemporary Dance Company of Spain at the Royal Theater of Madrid, Teatro Real. Goyo Montero, the Artistic Director of the Nuremberg’s Ballet Company signs the choreography and Prokofiev’s music is played by the Madrid Symphonic Orchestra.
FR | 2013 | 73’ | HD | By Greg Germain | Axe Sud, Company Malka | Broadcaster: France Télévisions
FR | 2013 | 96’ | HD | By Jean-Christophe Pontiès | Axe Sud | Broadcaster: France Télévisions
Transposition of the famous novel by Lewis Carroll, this performance mixing circus and dance will take you into Alice’s journey in Wonderland. The Chinese performers offer new perspectives on this story, in which you can also bring elements from your own imagination, through the interpretation of the images.
Opéra Grand Avignon
FR | 2012 | 45’ | HD | By Greg Germain | Axe Sud, Nouvelle-Calédonie 1ère, CIE Origin' Troupe de danse de Nouvelle Calédonie | Broadcasters: France Télévisions, Nouvelle-Calédonie 1ère
"I was condemned to the hard labor having stolen food to survive. As place of deportation, I had the choice between the Guiana, whose reputation frightened me, and New Caledonia. It is in this Eden that I am going to have to serve my sentence and to die one day..." Odile Krakovitch, The Bagnardes Women. It is this story of exile, isolation and survival which is told by six dancers of The New Caledonian Company, Origin', on the quatior of Schubert, The Young Girl and The Death.
Choreographer: Julie Restikelly.
FR | 2012 | 70’ | HD | By Roberto Maria Grassi | Axe Sud | Broadcaster: France Télévisions
In the 60s, the apartheid relocated black people in townships, place of poverty, but also the soil of a overflowing culture, the pantsula (mime scenes of life in the townships). Via Katlehong from South Africa depicts on stage its creativity, with live traditional music. The dancers modernize the gumboots (clapping on boots) with the mogaba (stamping feet & clapping hands).
FR | 2011 | 80’ | HD | French | By Denis Caïozzi | Axe Sud | Broadcaster: France Télévisions
In the first hip hop ballet of Romeo and Juliet, with 7 hip hop dancers, 1 circassian and 1 actor, Sebastian Lefrançois, the director revisits iconic scenes of the original play: the ball, the balcony, the battle of the Capulets and the Montaigu. The electronic music creation by Vincent Artaud is added to the original symphony music by Laurent Couson.
FR | 2011 | 54' | HD | By Roberto Maria Grassi | French | Axe Sud, Compagnie Arcosm | Broadcaster: France Télévisions
Thomas Guerry, choreographer and director and Camille Rocailleux, composer and director sign a brilliant hilarius non spoken danced play. A man is busy with his daily actions in the privacy of his cramped inside. Small unexpected events gradually gripper his mechanical repetitive existence. They take a disproportionate importance precipitating situations becoming more and more excentric.
FR | 2011 | 56’ | HD | By Roberto Maria Grassi | Axe Sud | Broadcaster: France Télévisions
FR | 2011 | 57’ | HD | By Greg Germain | Axe Sud | Broadcaster: France Télévisions
In the 60s, the apartheid relocated black people in townships,place of poverty, but also the soil of a overflowing culture, the pantsula (mime scenes of life in the townships). Via Katlehong from South Africa depicts on stage its creativity, with live traditional music. The dancers modernize the gumboots (clapping on boots) with the mogaba (stamping feet & clapping hands).
FR | 2010 | 77’ | HD | French | By Denis Caïozzi | Germain | Axe Sud | Broadcaster: France Télévisions
José Montalvo and Dominique Hervieu, choreographers offer an extravagant version, between opera and musical, of one of the greatest myth, combining dance, song, text and image. In this story with many faces, scores of Monteverdi, Gluck & Philip Glass discuss while the hero turns into a onelegged hiphop dancer or in an acrobat on stilts. The myth of Orpheus thus revisited allows to think love, seduction, power, with moments of grace, humor and fear.
Théâtre Nationale de Chaillot
Compagnie Montalvo Hervieux
FR | 2010 | 77’ | HD | French | By Antoine Vidaling & Julien Derouault | Pill Productions & Pietragalla compagnie le théâtre du
corps, with the participation of
Théâtre de l’Avant Seine de Colombes
This history of women over the centuries explores the female condition and its symbols. Alone on stage, Marie-Claude Pietragalla returns to the origins of the world, incorporating the myths and the forces that manipulate us. Pietragalla excels in metamorphosing herself in women of various genres. She plays with the codes from drama to burlesque and delivers an intimate and universal performance.
FR | 2010 | 56’ | SD | By Denis Caïozzi | Axe Sud | Broadcaster: France Télévisions
FR | 2010 | 47’/56' | SD | By Denis Caoïzzi | Axe Sud | Broadcaster: France Télévisions
FR | 2010 | 47’ | SD | By Denis Caoïzzi | Axe Sud | Broadcaster: France Télévisions
Ballet in which each instrument depicts an aspect of the human personality: bass guitar, solidity, guitar, instability, tamani, doubt, calabash, ambition, the voice of the singer/dancer, the person responsible for his life, feeding the choreographic research.
Choreographer: Seydou Boro from Burkina Faso