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The new piece by Hungarian choreographer Josef Nadj, Omma is primarily a story about sharing and transmission. Featuring a group of eight dancers, it is infused with influences, movements, cultures and histories.

This one short word, explains Nadj, makes a good title: clear, easy to pronounce, and apparently enigmatic, because in ancient Greek – in the work of Homer and Sophocles – it meant eye, sight, gaze, spectacle. And “Look beneath our eyes to better see deep inside ourselves” is the meaning of the images and visions crafted by the choreographer.

Omma is a piece for eight dancers from Africa – DR Congo, Republic of Congo, Ivory Coast, Senegal, Mali, Burkina Faso – who come from diverse training and creative backgrounds spanning traditional dances, wrestling, storytelling, rap, classical dance and acrobatics. With them, Josef Nadj devised a sequence of small narratives, the atoms of a plural matter, by going back to the essence of dance. Then he handed them the stage and, for the first time, stayed out of the dancing.



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Piece for 8 dancers
Choreography Josef Nadj | With Djino Alolo Sabin, Timothé Ballo, Abdel Kader Diop, Aïpeur Foundou, Bi Jean Ronsard Irié, Jean-Paul Mehansio, Marius Sawadogo, Boukson Séré | Artistic collaboration Ivan Fatjo | Lighting Rémi Nicolas | Music Tatsu Aoki & Malachi Favors Maghostut, Peter Brötzmann & Han Bennink, Eureka Brass Band, Jigsaw, Lucas Niggli, Peter Vogel | Stage manager Sylvain Blocquaux | Sound management Shoï

Production, Diffusion & Administration Bureau PLATÔ - Séverine Péan, Emilia Petrakis | Executive production Atelier 3+1, Coproductions Les Nuits de Fourvière, Festival International de la Métropole de Lyon, Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, Le Trident, Scène Nationale de Cherbourg-en-Cotentin, MC 93 – Maison de la Culture de Seine-Saint-Denis, La Comédie de Valence, Centre dramatique national Drôme-Ardèche, Charleroi danse, centre chorégraphique de Wallonie – Bruxelles, Le Grand Angle – Scène régionale / Pays Voironnais, Les Salins, Scène nationale de Martigues, Centre chorégraphique national de Tours / Thomas Lebrun (Accueil studio), Théâtre des Quatre Saisons - Scène Conventionnée d'intérêt national « Art et Création » | Support Ministère de la Culture – Direction régionale des affaires culturelles d'Ile-de France, Région Ile-de-France, Teatroskop, a programme initiated by the Institut Français, le Ministère de la Culture et le Ministère de l’Europe et des Affaires étrangères, Angers - Centre National de Danse Contemporaine, CN D - Centre national de la danse, La Briqueterie - CDCN du Val-de-Marne, la Scène nationale d’Orléans


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Retourner aux sources de la danse et du mouvement, n'est-ce pas revenir à l'origine de l'Univers ?

Josef Nadj

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