12-18 Oct 2019
Ohad Naharin / Cie Grenade – Josette Baïz
The Compagnie Grenade takes on a high-octane piece by Ohad Naharin set to the soundtracks of famous TV shows and Japanese pop tunes. The stage area is one of jubilant and immersive celebration.
Few companies can match up to the excitement Compagnie Grenade has brought to contemporary dance. Founded twenty years ago and named after choreographer and instructor Josette Baïz, it combines robust technical expertise and a wide variety of styles as well as boundless curiosity. Its fourteen dancers perform pieces by Angelin Preljocaj and Germaine Acogny with equal joy. This time around, they tackle the work of Mister Gaga, aka Ohad Naharin, who was received triumphantly in the last season. For the Batsheva Young Ensemble, he created Kamuyot in 2003, a festive show that offered a shared experience by breaking down the lines between spectators and performers. Naharin’s fluid and driving style will give full rein to the gestural qualities and creativity of Grenade’s young dancers. This is better than a new addition to the repertoire, it is a must-see event. Isabelle Calabre
originally created by la Batsheva – The Young Ensemble (2003) and inspired from Mamootot and Moshe from Ohad Naharin.
ARTISTIc DIRECTION Josette Baïz
CHOReoGRAPHy Ohad Naharin
SOund Dudi Bell
COSTUMES Alla Eisenberg
ASSISTANT to the CHOReoGRAPHy of OHAD NAHARIN Matan David
ASSISTANT of JOSETTE BAÏZ Lola Cougard
stage management Erwann Collet
with Amélie Berhault, Angélique Blasco, Camille Cortez, Lola Cougard, Artémus Grolleau-Birotteau, Lola Kervroedan, Alaïs Marzouvanlian, Mermoz Melchior, Geoffrey Piberne, Victoria Pignato, Océane Rosier, Lola Ruscica, Ojan Sadat Kyaee, Anthony Velay
musical excerpts : Yapoos, Takagi Masakatsu, Ogurusu norihide, Drummatic, Fonica, Yuzu Kako, Lou Reed, Bobby Freeman, Nakagawa Takashi, Isolated Audio Players, Roletta Secohan, Flower Companyz, L.V. Beethoven, Tsipi Fleicher, John Tavener, The Ventures, Pan Sonic, The Aqua Velvets, Cirrus, Roberto Pregadio-Claudia, Boss Phobie, Haim Laroz
PRODUCTION LA PLACE BLANCHE / CIE GRENADE - JOSETTE Baïz
COPRODUCTION CHAILLOT – THÉÂTRE NATIONAL DE LA DANSE
la Compagnie Grenade est conventionnée par le Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication – Drac Paca et subventionnée par le Conseil Régional PACA, le Département des Bouches-du-Rhône, la Ville de Marseille et la Ville d’Aix-en-Provence.