Julia Cima [Paris]



15.11 – 16.11.2007

Benchmarks of dance

The French dancer Julia Cima will be performing ten dance solos, benchmarks of twentieth-century dance, which were created by Nijinsky and Valeska Gert, Duncan and Cunningham, the butoh dancer Hijikita and others. Hers is an interpretation, not a reconstruction. She appropriates these choreographic pieces: dancers today train, move, think and live differently from those of fifty years ago. As the title indicates, Cima ‘visits’ these historical examples and performs her own interpretations. The pleasure with which she dances them is infectious.

concept and interpretation Julia Cima 
choregraphies from or after Dominique Bagouet, Isadora Duncan, Valeska Gert, Merce Cunningham, Tatsumi Hijikata, Vaslav Nijinski, Nikolska… 
texts Kurihara Nanako, Vaslav Nijinski, John Cage, Valeska Gert 
lighting design Madjid Hakimi 
slides design Agnès Dahan 
scenography, costume Sallahdyn Khatir 
technical manager Erik Houllier 
assistant Boris Charmatz 
production association edna (Paris) 
coproduction Tanz im August (Berlin), Centre national de la danse (Pantin), Festival d’Automne (Paris), Réseau des Centres de Développement Chorégraphique, Centre Chorégraphique National de Franche-Comté - Belfort/accueil studio.