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Almost everywhere

Duet created in 2018 to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Universal Declaration of Human Rights at the Thêatre de Chaillot in Paris.

Carolyn Carlson gathers dancer James Carlès for whom she has already created a solo in 2006 (concerto 5.31), and choreographer Taïgué Ahmed, whom she has met more recently in the context of his partnership with African Artists from Development and program « Refugees on the Move », in which Taïgué has intervened by creating dance workshops in a refugee camp in Chad.
For this short creation dedicated to Africa, but also to every culture and color of the world, Carlson has worked along with Aliocha Regnard, between music of the Eastern and Western worlds, from North to South…

“I call to you from behind a window
Shatter the glass between us
Touch your face of many tongues
Your hand the same.”
Carolyn Carlson


choreography Carolyn Carlson
performers James Carlès, Taïgué Ahmed
live music Aliocha Regnard (traditional nyckelharpa)
costumes Chrystel Zingiro

length 10 minutes

line production Carolyn Carlson Company
original production Chaillot – Théâtre National de la Danse
in collaboration with the CDCN Atelier de Paris
and the support of Tilder et African Artists for Development

To see the full celebration (Almost everywhere between 1h38 and 1h50) : video link