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.