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Childs / Carvalho / Lasseindra / Doherty | Ballet national de Marseille - Direction (LA)HORDE

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Ranging from meticulously structured to fiercely energetic in style, this varied programme of four short pieces is an encounter between two different concepts of dance. On one hand, there’s the precision and clarity of Lucinda Childs and Tânia Carvalho, who share a strong sense of line and rhythm. On the other, the dynamism of queer icon of Voguing in France Lasseindra Ninja, who composes a lively group piece for the first time, and the trailblazing force of Oona Doherty, who transmits her visceral, urban solo work to 22 dancers from the Ballet National de Marseille. 

By bringing together the diverse choreographic approaches of these four artists, the artistic directors of Ballet national de Marseille, performance collective (LA)HORDE, foster an inclusive and generous programme of dance that allows for a relationship across generations and styles. 

This mixed bill premiered to an invited audience in Marseille in April 2021 amidst mounting restrictions in France. It also marked a significant moment in the company’s repertoire, with the dancers performing works by external dance-makers for the first time since (LA)HORDE took on the artistic directorship in 2019. 

Enhance your Experience:

By booking this event you will also get access to a video interview with Oona Doherty (DDF Artist in Residence) in conversation with Dr Aoife McGrath.

“The Marseille dancers, many of whom performed in all four works, deserve much praise for their commitment to these wildly different dance styles.” The New York Times 

“The program curated by the Ballet national de Marseille has something to mark a turning point in European choreographic creation.” Zibeline 

Concept: (LA)HORDE - Marine Brutti, Jonathan Debrouwer, Arthur Harel 

Choreographies: Lucinda Childs, Tânia Carvalho, Lasseindra Ninja, Oona Doherty 

With the dancers of Ballet national de Marseille: Sara Abicht, Rita Alves, Daniel Alwell, Mathieu Aribot, Nina-Laura Auerbach, Isaïa Badaoui, Magorzata Czajowska, Myrto Georgiadi, Vito Giotta, Nathan Gombert, Shynna Kalis, Nonoka Kato, Yoshiko Kinoshita, Angel Martinez Hernandez, Hugo Olagnon, Justin Patfoort, Tomer Pistiner, Aya Sato, Dovydas Strimaitis, Elena Valls Garcia, Nahimana Vandenbussche, Leonard Votan 

Commissioned by: Théâtre de la Ville - Paris and Théâtre du Châtelet 

Production: Ballet national de Marseille - direction (LA)HORDE 

Coproduction: Théâtre de la Ville - Paris & Théâtre du Châtelet 

Photo: Théo Giacometti, Didier Philispart

Tempo Vicino by Lucinda Childs 


Choreography & Costumes: Lucinda Childs 

Music: Son of Chamber Symphony - John Adams

Music courtesy of Boosey & Hawkes Music Publishers Limited

Light Recreation: Eric Wurtz 



One Of Four Periods In Time by Tânia Carvalho 


Choreography & Costumes: Tânia Carvalho 

Music: Vasco Mendonça, interpreted by Drumming GP: Miquel Bernai, Pedro Oliveira, João Cunha & Rui Rodriguez  

Lights: Eric Wurtz 



Mood by Lasseindra Ninja  


Choreography: Lasseindra Ninja  

Music: Maboko Na Ndouzou - Boddhi Satva (main mix) / So Blessed - Djeff Afrozilla (main mix) / Untitled - Vjuan Allure / Gunsong - Heavy K / Throb - Janet Jackson mixed by Gabber Eleganza 

Costumes: Erard Nellapin, Mugler by Casey CadWallader  

Lights: Eric Wurtz 



Lazarus by Oona Doherty 


Choreography & Costumes: Oona Doherty 

Assistant Choreographer: Sandrine Lescourant - Mufasa  

External View: Gabrielle Veyssière 

Music: Miserere Mei - Deus D’Allegri mixed by Oona Doherty 

Lights: Lisa Mary Barry, in collaboration with Eric Wurtz 



Rehearsal Coaches: Valentina Pace & Thierry Hauswald  

Artistic Direction: Julien Ticot 

Costumes: Nicole Murru & Sandra Pomponio 

Light Engineer: Delia Dufils 

Sound Engineer: Fabien Minez 

Stage Engineer: Rémi d’Apolito



The CCN Ballet national de Marseille - direction (LA)HORDE receives the support of DRAC Paca, Ministère de la Culture, Ville de Marseille and BNP-Paribas Foundation.

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