Conversation with Nina Santes and Olivier Schefer

with Nina Santes, associated artist, and Olivier Schefer, author and philosopher

Saturday May 21st, 7:30 pm


at the CCNO

— Admission free, reservation necessary

A Leaf by Nina Santes © Annie Leuridan

The zombie body tells us about what we don’t want to see. But who is the zombie? What is lying right before our eyes and yet remains in the realm of the unregardable?
Popular figures of the monstrous are a recurring source of reflection and research in Nina Santes’ work. During a conversation following the presentation of République Zombie, Nina Santes and La Fronde invite specialists to talk about the figure of the zombie as a social metaphor, a neurological phenomenon, or collective unconscious spanning across the ages.


Monday after work workshop Voice and Hands in the Earth with Nina Santes et Jean-Baptiste Veyret-Logerias
Wednesday May 18th, 7-9 pm
at the CCNO


République Zombie by Nina Santes
Friday May 20th, 8 pm
Saturday May 21st, 6 pm
at the CCNO

Public opening:

Beauty glow tanning studio by Nina Santes
Saturday June 11th, 6 pm
Admission free

Nina Santes
made her stage debut as a puppeteer. Since 2008 she has collaborated as a performer with Mylène Benoit, Myriam Gourfink, Catherine Contour, Pascal Rambert, Kevin Jean, Olivier Normand, Laurence Pagès, Hélène Cathala, Perrine Valli, Éléonore Didier, Philippe Grandrieux, Herman Diephuis, Emmanuel Eggermont… She is the author of choreographic and musical pieces including Désastre (2012), in collaboration with composer Kasper Toeplitz, Transmorphonema, a duet with choreographer Daniel Linehan (Vif du Sujet SACD 2014), and Self made man (2015). In March 2016, she co-authored a duet in collaboration with Célia Gondol: A leaf. The duet was recreated for the Festival d’Avignon in 2019. In 2018, she created Hymen Hymne, a choreographic and musical work for 5 performers. The same year, she received the SACD New Choreographic Talent Award. In 2020, she created République Zombie, a new work for three performers. She also created CLOSE, a sound and choreographic performance for the voice of a child and a group of traditional singers, for the MIR Festival - Athens. She was associated artist at the Atelier de Paris CDCN from 2019 to 2021. Nina Santes’ artistic approach is deeply transdisciplinary. A choreographic language emerges articulating gesture with multiple practices, such as word, song, music, and the relationship to matter and objects. Her projects are thought of as alternative spaces offering the possibility of transformative experience - of affect, of ideas. A displacement of point of view and perception. Through immersive mechanisms for the viewer, she explores the relationship between the lʼindividual and their environment, between the time of work and the time of contemplation, between the lʼexperience of the real and the outpouring of fiction. Nina Santesʼ artistic approach focuses very specifically on the concept of potentiality - of a body, of an individual, of a group - and is based on a philosophy of lʼautodidaxis. Learning by doing, de-hierarchizing and circulating knowledge and practices, building alternative forms of individual and collective power.
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    saturday 21 may 2022

    Conversation avec Nina Santes, artiste associée et Olivier Schefer, auteur et philosophe - CANCELED