Nina Santes, 2023

Beauty Glow Tanning Studio is not a title, but the name of a place. It is first of all the name of a beauty salon. It would also be the name of a place- body, which breathes, makes its voice(s) heard. A cave, a hole, a belly, a living organism that one would have penetrated, and with which one would enter into a dialogue.

Beauty Glow Tanning Studio is a double, liminal place, in which tensions and paradoxes are exercised. A place in which beauty and the irregardable coexist.

Beauty Glow Tanning Studio is a modular scenographic device designed for the long term, which will host a series in three episodes: a solo, an installation, and a collective piece, from 2023 to 2025.

Beauty Glow Tanning Studio is a new cycle of creations that focuses primarily on the notion of sacrifice and its implications in our relationship to the body and to the living. This cycle is articulated as a long-term investigation, and proceeds by intuitive analogies, seeking to strip away, to peel layer after layer, the notion of sacrifice.

Sacrifice as a vehicle for rape, extractivist logics and modern violence. Sacrifice as a gift, as a necessary death, guaranteeing the renewal of the world.

Between satire and ritual of reparation, the first episode of this new cycle will be a solo named Peeling Back.

Conception & performanceNina Santes
Dramaturgy collaboratorLynda Rahal
Light designAnnie Leuridan
Sound creationNicolas Martz
Scenography collaboratorBia Kaysel
Light managementIn progress
Production & TourLéa Turner
Administration & productionLéa Turner, Alice Marrey, Barbara Coffy-Yarsel
ProductionLa Fronde
CoproductionCentre Chorégrapique National de Grenoble – CCN2
Centre Chorégraphique National d’Orléans – CCNO
Le Manège, scène nationale-Reims
Gessnerallee – Zurich
Les Hivernales – CDCN d’Avignon
Nina Santes benefits from the Associate Artist programme set up by the Ministry of Culture, at the Centre Chorégraphique National d’Orléans from 2021 to 2023
Nina Santes and La Fronde are also associated artist with the Manège – Scène nationale de Reims, from September 2021 to June 2024
January 9 to 20, 2023Centre Chorégraphique National d’Orléans – CCNO, Fr
November 7th to 12th, 2022Gessnerallee, Zurich, Switzerland
October 28, 2022Working process – CCNO
October 7 to 28, 2022Centre Chorégraphique National d’Orléans – CCNO, Fr
September 22, 2022Working process – Les Hivernales
September 12th to 23rd, 2022Les Hivernales – CDCN d’Avignon, Fr
June 11, 2022Working process – CCNO
May 30 to June 11, 2022Centre Chorégraphique National d’Orléans – CCNO, Fr
February 17, 2022Working process – Le Manège
February 7 to 18, 2022Le Manège, scène nationale-Reims, Fr
December 10, 2021Working process – CCN2
Guest : Hortense Belhôte
December 6 to 11, 2021Centre Chorégrapique National de Grenoble – CCN2, Fr
Tour in development
March 28th, 2023Le Manège, scène nationale-Reims, Fr
1 March – 4 March 2023Festival DañsFabrik – Brest, Fr
January 26th and 27th, 2023PREMIÈRE – Théâtre d’Orléans, Fr (with the collaboration of CCNO and SNO)
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