Emmanuelle Vo-Dinh is a choreographer of phenomena. Since Tombouctou déjà-vu, the director of the National Choreographic Centre of Le Havre Normandy plays with visual and musical phase difference to drag us to the other side of the mirror.
What would the Land of Cocagne [Land of Plenty] be like today? This land of constant parties and non-violent opulence? Wouldn’t this be the ideal world projected on our screens, that calls to our subconscious using images? The question of representation makes up the central discourse of Emmanuelle Vo-Dinh’s Cocagne. Using important iconographic resources, she calls upon 9 characters to compose large living frescoes in a pictorial frontality. With the hatching of a dance sensitive to the slightest informative details as well as being attentive to sharing an emotional commitment, she brings together in one instant an image that becomes the symbol of an entire situation. There, the bodies can merge into one unique narrative unit the multiplication of plans and the variety of viewpoints. But this place of fantasies, where reality is enhanced, where laughter and tragedy are intertwined, isn’t it that of artistic creation where our fictive encyclopaedia of passions unfolds ?
CONCEPTION AND SCENOGRAPHY Emmanuelle Vo-Dinh
ARTISTIC ACCOMPANIMENT Sabine Macher
MUSIC David Monceau, Emmanuelle Vo-Dinh
LIGHTS Yannick Fouassier
COSTUMES Maeva Cunci, Salina Dumay
DÉCOR Christophe Gadonna, Vincent Le Bodo
WITH Violette Angé, Gilles Baron, Alexia Bigot, Aniol Busquets, Maeva Cunci, Jean-Michel Fête, Cyril Geeroms, Camille Kerdellant, David Monceau
PRODUCTION LE PHARE – CENTRE CHORÉGRAPHIQUE NATIONAL OF THE HAVRE NORMANDY
CO-PRODUCTION CHAILLOT – THÉÂTRE NATIONAL DE LA DANSE / LE VOLCAN – SCÈNE NATIONALE DU HAVRE / DIEPPE SCÈNE NATIONALE