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GOMME

Yasmin Rahmani, Loïc Touzé and the artistic collaboration of Jocelyn Cottencin

Using a sensitive alphabet, intimate and artistic, as an invisible frame, Yasmin Rahmani and Loïc Touzé attempt a return to the sources of a language: hip hop. A mixed archaeology of the history of a movement and that of the singular career of a dancer, Yasmin Rahmani.
Initiated upon invitation by the Théâtre Universitaire, the piece is a conversation between two dancers of the same generation whose artistic careers contain obvious differences. One, Yasmin, is a pioneer of French Hip Hop in the 80's. The other, Loïc, after training as a ballet dancer at the Opera de Paris, inscribes his work as part of the "critical" movement of contemporary dance in the 90's and unceasingly questions the roots of choreography. However, Yasmin and Loïc share common zones and a common question: what is dance? What is dance space ? Where do we come from when we dance? 

This meeting is an opportunity for both dancers to go back to their starting points. And somehow, to start again. Loic Touzé enters an unknown field, Hip Hop, its codes and figures. By positioning himself as an environment for interrogation, he adopts the posture of a beginner. A posture which is also necessary for Yasmin Rahmani who constantly questions dance, his dance, and its challenges. 
GOMME is the result of a dialog around the return to the roots, an exploration of traces, to set a story, a body, a dance in motion. An invitation to (not) erase in order to start over and go back to the basics of gesture.

CAST
with Yasmin Rahmani and Loïc Touzé
scenography Jocelyn Cottencin

DATES
Created the february 15, 2011, 2 performances
TU/Nantes, FR
January 24, 25 and 26, 2012, 3 performances
Festival Flashdance, TU/Nantes, FR
February 3rd 2012, 1 performance
La Mano/Nantes, FR
February 14th 2012, 1 performance
Hangar 23/Rouen, FR
March 31th 2012, 1 performance
Festival WAR, Le Grand R/La Roche sur Yon, FR
June 15th and 16th 2012, 2 performances
Collège des Bernardins/Paris, FR
June 29th 2012, 1 performance
La Fabrique Chantenay-Bellevue, laboratoire(s) artistique(s)/Nantes, FR
February 5th 2013, 1 performance
Maison de l’étudiant, Arras, FR
March 5th 2013, 1 performance
Centre de Beaulieu, Poitiers, FR
May 3rd 2013, 1 performance
Le Manège scène nationale/Reims FR
May 26th 2013, 1 performance
Théâtre d’Ancenis, festival «Les petits pas dans les grands»
organisé par Musique et Danse en Loire Atlantique FR

*2013/2014*
December 10 & 11th 2013, 2 performances
Le Théâtre, scène nationale de Saint-Nazaire FR
January 14th 2014, 1 performance
Festival Région en scène, le Carré d'Argent/Pontchâteau FR
 

MENTIONS
Production TU/Nantes
Associate producer ORO
with the help for residency and the project of the Ville de Nantes

photo credit Martin Argyroglo