République zombie by Nina Santes

Friday May 20th, 8 pm

at the CCNO

10€ / 8€ students and unemployed persons

© Margaux Vendassi

République Zombie is a piece interrogating the state of zombification, the numbing and deadening of time, of bodies, of the entire universe – and it is a piece performing strategies of warning and alert. The choreographic and musical language is rooted in the zombie body, both grotesque and terrifying. Shaped by colonial violence, this body is both an alienated and anthropophagic victim, master and slave. It is a wandering body, without borders or geography. Slow, aimless, it is a threat always gaining ground, sometimes seized by convulsions, gripped by mangling that cannot be explained. Like a Sumerian mask, it is petrified, neither dead nor alive, dispossessed. A dissociated body whose illness is a dance.


Lundi after work Voice and hands in the earth with Nina Santes and Jean-Baptiste Veyret-Logerias
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.
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    friday 20 may 2022

    République Zombie de Nina Santes