In an article in the French newspaper Libération, Anne Nguyen’s work was described as »a kind of b-boying performance in the style of Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker or a kind of breakdance integrating the concepts of William Forsythe«.
In ›À mon bel amour‹, the internationally acclaimed French-Vietnamese choreographer fluently navigates between the borders of diverse dance styles and combines them with casual elegance to question our perceptions of the individual, the couple and the collective, of identity and beauty.
Her eight virtuoso dancers reflect different cultural references, different archetypes, different perceptions of the self and of others. From classical ballet to voguing, krumping, popping, contemporary dance and waacking, their dance cultures and on-stage movements allude to fashion shows, photographic or cinematographic representations, the clubbing scene, theatre traditions, or to society's trappings. Tirelessly and in ever-new constellations, they challenge our gaze and shake up supposedly entrenched ideas of identity.
Choreography Anne Nguyen Dance Sonia Bel Hadj Brahim, Arnaud Duprat, Stéphane Gérard, Pascal Luce, Andréa Moufounda, Sibille Planques, Emilie Ouedraogo, Tom Resseguier Fashion design Manon De Colle Light design Ydir Acef Original music Jack Prest Co-production La Villette (Paris), PACT Zollverein (Essen), Fonds Transfabrik – Franco-German fund for the performing arts; Espace 1789 (Saint-Ouen) Funding support Région Île-de-France, ADAMI
The par Terre Dance Company is funded by l’Aide pluriannuelle du Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication / DRAC Ile-de-France as “Compagnie à Rayonnement National et International”, la Région Ile-de-France for “Permanence Artistique et Culturelle” and l’Aide au fonctionnement du Département du Val-de-Marne.