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Rachid Ouramdane / Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève

Dance, For all Dance, For all, Chaillot - Théâtre National de la Danse

Rachid Ouramdane / Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève

Outsider (provisional title)

With Chaillot - Théâtre national de la Danse

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duration: 1h

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  • June 2024
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|Création 2024

With twenty-one dancers from the Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève and four extreme sports athletes, Rachid Ouramdane offers a performance that works on the image of the swarm. A horizontal movement joined together with Julius Eastman’s hypnotic music. For several years now, Rachid Ouramdane has been focusing his writing on moving crowds, through works that question community and the place within it that everybody is looking for.

After rallying the Ballet de l’Opéra of Lyon (Tout autour, 2014) and the Ballet of Lorraine (Murmuration, 2017), the choreographer takes on twenty-one performers from the Ballet du Grand Théâtre of Geneva, as well as four extreme sports athletes, for a creation where different fields intersect. Outsider works on the image of the swarm and that very instant when the movement’s horizontality is in danger. The work questions the breaking point that a dancer or an athlete can exceed. A choreography around risks of fall and broken lines, conversing with the repetitive music patterns of Julius Eastman, a little-known figure of 1970s New York frenzy and of minimalism.

It acts as a throbbing pulsation that guides the performers’ grouped moves. Like a swarm struggling against the game of lines created by the stage’s volumes and the bright scenography.

Practical information

From 21 to 24 June 2024
Mon & Fri 7pm
Sat 6pm
Sun 3pm

Estimated duration 1h10

Getting here

Porte de Pantin

Porte de Pantin

75, 151 : Porte de Pantin


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Production credits

World premiere - Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève

Coproduction Chaillot - Théâtre national de la Danse Partner of the Ballet du Grand Théâtre Indosuez Wealth Management

With the support of Dance Reflections by Van Cleef & Arpels


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