Beauty Glow Tanning Studio

Nina Santes

© Nina Santes

Beauty Glow Tanning Studio is not a title, it is the name of a place. It is a modular scenographic device that will host a solo, an installation, and a group piece. This new cycle of works will focus primarily on the idea of sacrifice and its implications on our relationship to the body and to life. From a desire to constitute a collection of myths of the sacrifice of bodies and the earth, it aims at exploring the analogies that exist today between extractivist culture and rape culture. Addressing sacrifice both archaic rite and modern violence, but also as an act of giving guaranteeing the renewal of the world.

Concept, realisation: Nina Santes # Research and dramaturgy: Lynda Rahal # Lighting design: Annie Leuridan # Lighting direction: Louise Rustan # Sound design and direction: Nicolas Martz # Technical direction: Beatriz Kaysel # Video: Camille Ducellier # Production - La Fronde, Alice Marrey et Léa Turner # Coproduction - CCN2 Centre Chorégrapique National de Grenoble, CCNO Centre Chorégraphique National d’Orléans, Le Manège Scène nationale de Reims # Nina Santes is an Associate Artist at the Centre Chorégraphique National d’Orléans from 2021 to 2023. Nina Santes and La Fronde are also associated with the Manège - Scène nationale de Reims from September 2021 to June 2024. La Fronde is supported by the DRAC Ile-de-France.

Public opening

Saturday June 11th, 6 pm

at the CCNO

Admission free, reservation necessary


After work Voice and hands in the earth with Nina Santes, associated artist and Jean-Baptiste Veyret-Logerias, collaborator
Wednesday May 18th, 7-9 pm
at the CCNO

Public Opening:

Beauty Glow Tanning Studio by Nina Santes
Saturday June 11th, 6 pm
at the CCNO


Nina Santes and Olivier Schefer
Satirday May 21st, 7:30 pm
at the CCNO

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.

Nina Santes
fait ses débuts sur scène en tant que marionnettiste. Depuis 2008 elle a collaboré en tant qu’interprète avec de nombreux chorégraphes. Elle est l’auteure de Désastre (2012), en collaboration avec le compositeur Kasper Toeplitz, Transmorphonema, un duo avec le chorégraphe Daniel Linehan (Vif du Sujet SACD 2014), Self made man (2015). En mars 2016, elle co-signe un duo avec Célia Gondol : A leaf. La pièce est recréée pour le Festival d’Avignon en 2019. En 2018, elle crée Hymen Hymne, pièce pour 5 interprètes. La même année, elle reçoit le Prix SACD Nouveau Talent Chorégraphique. En 2020, elle crée République Zombie, pour trois interprètes. Elle crée également (Though a silent orchestra, they were full of) ELEGIES, une performance sonore et chorégraphique pour la voix d’un enfant et un groupe de chanteur•se•s traditionnel•les, pour le MIR Festival - Athènes. En 2021, le Ballet de l’Opéra de Lyon l’invite à créer un solo, LA VENERINA, pour la danseuse Elsa Monguillot. À partir de 2022, elle ouvre un nouveau cycle de créations, Beauty Glow Tanning Studio. Le premier épisode de ce cycle est un solo intitulé Peeling Back.
  • Ouverture publique

    saturday 11 june 2022

    Peeling back de Nina Santes