Yoann Bourgeois is choreographer, acrobat and dancer. Because of his acrobatic background he often plays with gravity. His works are very elegant and capturing and to create these magical pieces he closely collaborates with dancers and set engineers. CCN2 Grenoble-Centre chorégraphique national de Grenoble was founded in 1984 and since 2016 it is led by Yoann Bourgeois and Rachid Ouramdane. In Kuopio the audience will see ensemble of four works, performed in different venues.
The performance consists four independent acts and will be carried out as a guided
tour* around city centre.
* Starting point Kuopio Music Centre. Walking distance is about one kilometer and includes stairs and climbs.
Duration approx. 90 min.
Gala program is full of virtuosity of dance bringing several different performers and groups on stage.
Choreographer, acrobat and dancer Yoann Bourgeois is a marvel across the world. He searches for the ”suspension point” in delicate virtuoso arrangements that defy gravity’s limits with unique grace.
Threshold concentrates on experience, how to move without moving through the space. Le Patin Libre defies traditional figure skating rules and creates something whole new.
Story, story, die. presents current theme of to be liked and accepted. It deals with our desire to give a best possible view of ourselves and eventually our craving for being loved.
Last part of the family trilogy, Kind, takes us into the world of a child. In Kind, we enter a distant and out of joint universe littered by somber fairy tales and magic
Digging in the idea of infinity as a ceaseless loop and with a constant interest in the joy of repetition, this work aims to draw our attention to the perception of time, memory and lived experiences, a series of infinite opportunities for time and space to be compared.
[frames] from Iiro Näkki is contemporary dance as its’ purest, stripped away from performativity and certain message. Instead, it expresses, reveals and contains meanings.
In Corps Noir, Aurélien Bory captures the energy of a dancer to the canvas in a fascinating way. Dancer’s body heat leaves a temporary imprint and fades away again.