Étienne Rochefort

Resulting from an encounter between nine performers from various urban dance horizons, Bugging reveals on stage the symptoms of the current systemic disorder. This is what happens when the body sounds the alarm…

How can we translate the body’s revolt against a world gone mad? In Bugging, Étienne Rochefort reminds us that contemporary dance is born out of social dysfunction. Popping, voguing, break, krump: all these choreographic expressions came out of various parts of the world as a refusal to be dominated or subjected to injustice. Through alien or sublimated bodies, the performers of Bugging experience this worldly existence in the flesh: syncopation, mechanisation, loss of self, explosive energy ... Clearly political, Bugging turns the body into the principal whistleblower against minds in denial ... all the while offering dance as a possible remedy.  


+ On presentation of your ticket for Bugging, take advantage of a reduced rate for two or more performances during the Art Danse festival (purchased from the Dancing box office). The Art Danse festival box office opens on 19 February 2024, here.


Choreography and staging Étienne Rochefort
Musical composition and interpretation Mondkopf
Lighting and scenography Olivier Bauer
Costumes Annabelle Saintier

With Joël Brown, Maxime Cozic, Juliette Bolzer, Megan Deprez, Yanis Khelifa, Sylvain Lepoivre, Hendrick Ntela, Luka Seydou & Marine Wroniszewski


Production C ie 1 Des Si, POLE-SUD CDCN de Strasbourg, CCN Ballet de l’Opéra national du Rhin – CCN de Mulhouse, Viadanse – CCN de Bourgogne-Franche- Comté, Ma Scène Nationale – Pays de Montbéliard, Le Dancing CDCN Dijon Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, Espace des Arts – Scène nationale de Chalon-sur-Saône, Théâtre de L’Arsenal – Val-de-Reuil, Les 2 Scènes – Scène nationale de Besançon
Project shared with Le Dancing CDCN Dijon Bourgogne-Franche-Comte
In the context of the festival Art Danse 2024

Photo © Ximena Lemaire Castro

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