Seeds (back to the land)

Creation for young and all audiences, for 3 dancers. Premières January 13-24, 2016 – Théâtre National de Chaillot (salle Maurice Béjart)

Following her collaboration with Yacine Aït Kaci for Double Vision, in which images and dance mixed into becoming a living scene, it’s now with Elyx, a small drawn character by Yacine, that we embark on a journey between reality and imagination.

In between a joyful ode to the Earth, our nurturting mother that gives us so much, and a darker ode because this Earth suffers and sees many species die every day, this new creation for the young public calls for awarness for the next generation.

With Elyx as a whistleblower angel, a Japanese couple of dancers who start to realize the danger, and a third dancer standing for Elyx on stage, little ones and grown-ups are invited to imagine together the Earth of tomorrow.

The creation’s title, Seeds, stands for hope, birth, rebirth : seeds will be spread, virtually as well as physically, for new ideas to flourish, new wishes, a tribute to life.

choreography Carolyn Carlson
choreographic assistant Sara Orselli
dancers Chinatsu Kosakatani, Ismaera Takeo Ishii, Alexis Ochin or Jean Lemersre, ELYX (animated by YAK)
video creation and animation Yacine Aït Kaci (YAK)
original music Aleksi Aubry-Carlson
lights designer Guillaume Bonneau
costumes Olivier Mulin
costumes fabrication Fatima Azakkour
Ismaera’s outfit by Arnaud Lazérat
props and scenery Gilles Nicolas

production Carolyn Carlson Company
coproduction Théâtre National de Chaillot ; CCN de Rillieux-la-Pape
in partnership with Briqueterie / CDC Val de MarneCDC Atelier de Paris-Carolyn Carlson and Studio 28
with the support of Crédit du Nord


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TV news (TF1) 16 January 2016