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As avatars grow ever more realistic, and photographic filters smooth our features, the boundaries between real and virtual bodies are blurring. (LA)HORDE has chosen this twilight zone as its new field of critical exploration.

Lost in an enigmatic place that feels as much like a bunker, an industrial warehouse and a landscape of cliffs, an individual comes face-to-face with other potential versions of himself. Amid this monumental setting, which bears melancholy witness to the mental and physical misgivings of its inhabitants, a fight worthy of a blockbuster action movie breaks out. Careering forward from this initial bug, this flaw in the machine, (LA)HORDE continues its exploration of our interwoven real and virtual lives in this new work for the Ballet de Marseille. In the age of content, and of its overabundance, boundaries are far more porous than they appear. Borrowing from the internet’s subversive aesthetics, from accumulation and collage, gliding from the familiar weirdness of a Grand Theft Auto character’s movements to a mash-up of TikTok dance routines, the collective elevates choreographic art into a tool for maintaining critical distance – and, more than ever, uses the stage as a transgressive space with the power to break the spell.



In Lyon metropolitan area


In Rhone-Alpes region



Piece for 18 performers – 2023

Concept, direction (LA)HORDE - Marine Brutti, Jonathan Debrouwer, Arthur Harel Choreography (LA)HORDE in collaboration with the dancers and coaches of Ballet national de Marseille Artistic assistant Nadia El Hakim Artistic collaborators Valentina Pace, Jacquelyn Elder, Angel Martinez Hernandez, Julien Monty With dancers from the Ballet national de Marseille Sarah Abicht, Nina-Laura Auerbach, Alida Bergakker, Izzac Caroll, João Castro, Titouan Crozier, Myrto Georgiadi, Nathan Gombert, Eddie Hookham, Nonoka Kato, Yoshiko Kinoshita, Amy Lim, Jonatan Myhre Jørgensen, Aya Sato, Paula Tato Horcajo, Elena Valls Garcia, Nahimana Vandenbussche, Antoine Vander Linden Scenography Julien Peissel Music Pierre Avia, Gabber Eleganza, Philip Glass Lighting Eric Wurtz Costumes Salomé Pouloudenny Hair design Charlie Le Mindu Canvas visuals Frederik Heyman Set design technical advisors Rémi d'Apolito, Julien Parra Front of house sound Jonathan Cesaroni Lighting assistants Gaspard Juan, Vincent Ribes Costume assistants Nicole Murru, Sandra Pomponio, Minok Terre Hairstyling assistant Sky Flores Advice and support for stunts Stunt Workshop International - Amedeo Cazzella, Alex Vu, Malik Diouf, Yann Brouet, Jonathan Bernard, Patrick Tang Vocal coaching Deborah Bookbinder Research and documentation Laure Bruno, Timothée Engasser Scenographic constructions les ateliers de la MC2: Maison de la Culture de Grenoble scène Nationale, Sud Side les ateliers spectaculaires/Marseille, Atelier Contrevent, Soudure Duret With the participation of Julien Parra, Dimitri Bovas, Théophile Eschenauer, Christophe Lanes, Sébastien Mathé, Milan Petrucci, Kostia Pozniakoff Low rider programming Luís Parra Set designer Cristian Zurita Acknowledgements to the teams of the Ballet national de Marseille

Production Ballet national de Marseille Coproduction MC2 Maison de la Culture de Grenoble, scène nationale, Biennale de la danse de Lyon 2023, International Summerfestival Kampnagel, Hambourg, Théâtre de la Ville, Paris, Théâtre du Châtelet, Créteil, Maison des arts, Maison de la culture, scène nationale d’Amiens, La Comédie, scène nationale de Clermont-Ferrand, L’Équinoxe, scène nationale de Châteauroux, Charleroi Danse, centre chorégraphique de Wallonie, en partenariat avec le Palais des Beaux-Arts, Charleroi, Grand Théâtre de Provence, Espace des Arts, scène nationale de Chalon-sur-Saône, Opéra de Dijon, Teatro Rivoli de Porto Supported by Dance Reflections by Van Cleef & Arpels In partnership with DIESEL Residencies MC2 : Maison de la Culture de Grenoble, Scène Nationale et Kampnagel Hambourg Supported by Lieux Publics-CNAREP (Centre national des arts de la rue et de l’espace publics) & Pôle européen de production, and the support of la Cité des Arts de la Rue

Le CCN Ballet national de Marseille - direction (LA)HORDE is supported by the ministère de la Culture / Direction générale de la création artistique, de la DRAC Paca, de la Ville de Marseille et de la Fondation BNP Paribas

For its international tours and projects, the CCN Ballet national de Marseille is supported by the Institut français.


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