Production 2014 for 8 dancers


 
 
“All across a now-meaningless world, where the madness of some leads to the madness of others, where being no longer matters and appearance has taken precedence, we know that we can never again be what we are and what we once were. So let’s take off our masks. Let’s finally look at one another with humility, so as to draw a singular truth from it. We are the future, regardless of the tidal waves and earthquakes of groupthink. Standing here, moving toward this world, we are the change that is taking place; we are Nibiru. “

Soria Rem & Mehdi Ouachek

In this piece, which premiered in 2014, the performers’ full physicality is on display. For these choreographers, pushing the limits of the body serves only to allow emotion to emerge. This work will bring you to a quirky universe that is all theirs, a place that exists between poetry and the physical power of the body. Like the planet, a symbol of upheaval, Nibiru carries within it a new bodily momentum …

Length :

1h - short version 40min

Choreography :

Soria Rem & Mehdi Ouachek

Performers :

Jackson Ntcham, Artem Orlov, Bruce Chiefare, Kevin Mischel, Si’mhamed Benhalima, Erwan Godard, Soria Rem and Mehdi Ouachek or Damien Bourletsis

Music :

Yvan Talbot, Jeandu Voyage and additional musics

Lighting :

Jean-Yves Desaint Fuscien

Production :

Art Move Concept

Co-production :

Act’Art Hoptimum and le Conseil Général de Seine et Marne, Centre chorégraphique national de la Rochelle, Compagnie Accrorap

Thanks :

Café-Danses Bobby Sand à Savigny Le Temple (77) and le Safran à Brie

Press :


"If Nibiru is a depiction of humanity's last night on earth, what a glorious way to go into the abyss."
The Berkshire Eagle, July 20th 2018

« A thrilling fusion of Hip-Hop and contemporary dance »
The New-York Times, October 2018

“Their performance pushes the boundaries of hip-hop and contemporary dance, mixing subtlety and virtuosity, in an astonishing concept. Spectators will once again be transported in a voyage like none other.”
Ouest-France, June 9th, 2014

“Since 2009, Soria Rem and Mehdi Ouachek have been inventing an innovative style of hip-hop dance, borrowing from circus and mime as well as from contemporary dance. Virtuosity is part of their brand, but they take special care to ensure that the dance, beyond technique, is an ‘exposure of the self.’ In Nibiru, […] faced with the madness and loss of meaning in the world, at a time when appearances seem to be all that matter, they propose removing the masks and looking at one another with humility, uncompromisingly, to reveal the singular truths that just might outline the paths of tomorrow. This is dance as a project about the state of the world: “We are the future, regardless of the tidal waves and earthquakes of groupthink. Standing here, moving toward this world, we are the change that is taking place…”
Marie Chavanieux, La Terrasse, August 2015