Nomadic Night

Nach

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Location: Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, view access map
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About the event

Danced conference
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Conception, dance, images and texts: Nach
Production: Nach Van Van Dance Company
Dancers: Nach, Emilie Spencer, Adelaide Desseauve, Julien Adjovi

In Nulle part est un endroit, dancer and choreographer Nach narrates the moving geographies of her artistic practice, in particular krumping. A remarkable account, which she prolongs for this Nomadic Night event, with a dance session in the company of krump dancers through the exhibition spaces of the Fondation Cartier.

At the age of 22, Nach discovered krumping on the forecourt of the Opéra de Lyon. She was immediately drawn to this urban dance form, born in the poor suburbs of Los Angeles, and popularized thanks to David Lachapelle’s iconic documentary Rize. For Nach, this dance form signifies the liberation of a word or discourse that has long been repressed. It allows her to dance her desire to live. Krumping is a means of expressing her determination to discover the world before it falls apart. Along with the other dancers, she laughs and cries in the same movement.

In Nulle part est un endroit, Nach becomes a storyteller, recounting her discovery of the highly codified universe of krumping: the battles, street freestyle sessions, and its powerful energy, all of which encouraged her to explore new horizons: butō, flamenco, kathakali, and puppetry.

This event is a danced conference where narrative, dance, archival images and anthropological research on the krumping community merge. For this Nomadic Night, she has invited dancers to join her after the show in the exhibition spaces of the Fondation Cartier for a dance session, where each of the bodies has a story to tell.

What if I told you a story?
That about creating forever.
Transforming thought into a vibration of the throat
Allowing words to ring out in mouths.
Overflowing and spilling on pages, on worn floorboards
By dancing feet, annoying the dead.
Lying
Above.
What if I told you a story?
The story of now.
[…]
Nach

Nach

Anne-Marie Van, alias Nach, discovered krumping by chance at the age of 22, in front of the Opéra de Lyon. Although studying English at the time, she was quickly caught up in this urban dance form, the power of which she had only glimpsed until then in Rize, the famous documentary by David Lachapelle. The combined power of joy and suffering in krumping circles fascinated her. She soon mastered the basics and crossed the thin dividing line that separates the audience from the dancers. In so doing, she found a community eager to impart knowledge, experienced moments of sharing and discovery, and of course, the liberation of a long-repressed discourse. Nach dances her desire to live. Through krumping, she urgently expresses her wish to know the world before it falls apart. With the other krumpers, she laughs and cries in the same movement. For her, this dance form is a way of celebrating the best that life has to offer, as well as the most violent. The initial curiosity that drew her to dance has since brought her to other horizons.




Practical information

Prices

Regular admission
12€ (13€ on site)
Reduced admission

Conditions of reduced admission.

Students, "carte Senior", "carte famille nombreuse", unemployed, Maison des Artistes.

8€ (9€ on site)

Additional information

For the 7pm session

Practical information

Estimated duration: 1 hour.
Doors open at 6:30pm.
Seated event, subject to availability and in compliance with current health measures.
The Nomadic Nights begin at the time indicated: latecomers will only be allowed entry if this does not disturb the performance.
This event will be filmed by the team of the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain to be broadcast on its websites and social media. The public is likely to appear in these images.
The exhibition Graciela Iturbide, Heliotropo 37 is not open to the public during this Nomadic Night.
Find our health charter and the security measures to be observed by clicking here.

For the 8.30pm session

Practical information

Estimated duration: 1 hour.
Doors open at 8:15pm.
Seated event, subject to availability and in compliance with current health measures.
The Nomadic Nights begin at the time indicated: latecomers will only be allowed entry if this does not disturb the performance.
This event will be filmed by the team of the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain to be broadcast on its websites and social media. The public is likely to appear in these images.
The exhibition Graciela Iturbide, Heliotropo 37 is not open to the public during this Nomadic Night.
Find our health charter and the security measures to be observed by clicking here.