Archive NEXT 2019


Pauline Le Boulba (France)

Minimum age 15+
50 minutes

The French choreographer Pauline Le Boulba prefers the dialogue with the choreographies of others. While dancing she answers the dance. At the centre this time is Admiring La Argentina (1977), in which Kazuo Ôno, the father of butoh, at the age of 70 honoured the late flamenco dancer La Argentina. Le Boulba addresses him : now she is the spectator who becomes the dancer. This performance renews Ôno's love declaration and discovers a sensitive place in the memory which questions our relationship with absent peope and works of art. In Ôno-sensation, a unique mixture of comment and performance, Le Boulba revives forgotten movements with rap, slam and RnB as soundtrack and unforgettable dance as material.

Pauline Le Boulba is an artist ánd a researcher, with one leg on the dance stage and one leg next to it. Le Boulba has worked as a performer, adviser and dramaturgist for several performances (a.o of Pol Pi and Sorour Darabi, both artists were to be seen at NEXT 2018). From 2015 to 2017 she created a series of solos herself titled La Langue brisée.

 Workshop/research Ôno-sensation
Wednesday 20/11 from 15h until 18h - Espace Pasolini Valenciennes
No experience required / For free

CONCEPT, PERFORMANCE & TEXTS Pauline Le Boulba / TRANSLATION Ian Monk & Nina Kennel / SOUND CREATION The Unlikely Boy (Éléna Tissier) / LIGHTING DESIGN & SCENOGRAPHY Jean-Marc Segalen / ACCOMPLICES Gerald Kurdian, Aminata Labor, Soto Labor, Anne Lise Le Gac, Violeta Salvatierra, Jean-Baptiste Veyret-Logerias, Margot Videcoq / ADMINISTRATION & PRODUCTION Charlotte Giteau / TOURING Léa Bosshard / PRODUCTION Margelles / PRODUCTION SUPPORT Centre Chorégraphique National de Caen en Normandie, direction Alban Richard / COPRODUCTION & SUPPORTS Centre National de la Danse, DRAC Ile de France, SACDBeaumarchais Foundation, Laboratories Aubervilliers.