Nina Santes, 2018

Hymen hymne is a choreographic and musical piece for 5 performers, based on my desire to keep on embodying marginal, hybrid figures.

Beyond witchcraft, this project calls the witch as a potential, a social construction. The witch as the one who is qualified, or self-proclamed, the one who is banished or chooses to live at the margin, the one who is deviant, dangerous, the one who takes care of the dark, and re-appropriate its body to hex the established order.

Inspired by the ecofeminist movement born at the end of the 70’s in the USA, and by the resurgence of the figure of the witch as a symbol of subversion, Hymen hymne will be a form of talking, dancing, singing piece, at the intersection of documentary work and magic ritual.

Conception, choreography,
musical composition
Nina Santes
MakingSoa de Muse, Nanyadji Ka-Gara, Nina Santes, Betty Tchomanga, Lise Vermot
Artistic collaboratorLynda Rahal
Light designAnnie Leuridan
Sound designNicolas Martz
vocal trainingJean-Baptiste Veyret-Logerias
Documentary researchin collaboration with Camille Ducellier
Duration80 minutes
ProductionLa Fronde
CoproductionLe Phare/Centre chorégraphique national du Havre Haute Normandie
Le Musée de la Danse/Centre chorégraphique national de Rennes
CDCN Atelier de Paris-Carolyn Carlson
CCNO/Centre chorégraphique national d’Orléans
Fonds de dotation du Quartz-Scène nationale de Brest
SupportThéâtre des Brigittines, Bruxelles

9th june 2021 Festival Latitudes Contemporaines, Lille
8th october 2020Festival les sororales, CDCN Le Pacifique, Grenoble
11st june 2020Festival Latitudes Contemporaines, Lille (POSTPONED)
16th april 2020Festival les sororales, CDCN Le Pacifique, Grenoble (POSTPONED)
15th – 16th november 2019Le Manège, Scène Nationale de Reims
29th – 30th august 2019Theater Spektakel Festival, Zurich (Switzerland)
27th july 2019Kilowatt Festival, Sansepolcro (Italy)
15th – 17th april 2019Théâtre de la Bastille, Paris
7th – 8th mach 2019Festival Jeunes Gens Modernes, Centre Chorégraphique National d’Orléans, la Scène nationale d’Orléans
1st february 2019Festival Paralèlle, Marseille
14th -17th march 2018Festival DañsFabrik, Le Quartz, Scène Nationale de Brest
15th – 17th february 2018CDCN Atelier de Paris – Carolyn Carlson, Paris
6th -10th febuary 2018Festival Antigel, ADC, Genève (Switzerland)
24th january 2018Première au Festival Pharenheit, Centre Chorégraphique National du Havre en Haute Normandie
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