As the second chapter in the series Rite(s) of Spring written and choreographed by Olivier Dubois, My Black Chosen One – Rite#2 can be understood as a tribute and gift to Germaine Acogny. Accompanied by Stravinsky’s tempestuous score, the Senegalese princess lets herself be imprisoned to evoke the blood of the oppressed: the caged beast that colonisers sought. But this chosen one does not give in: she still moves. And she moves energetically!
Choreography: Olivier Dubois
Solo performance created by Germaine Acogny
Cyril Accorsi and Olivier Dubois
A variation on The Afternoon of a Faun by Vaslav Nijinski and Dominique Brun
Two dancers, two different personalities simultaneously perform the same play: The Afternoon of a Faun, choreographed by Nijinski in 1912.
The rhythm is the same and the sequence of movements identical, yet each body stands out through its own breathing and unique rendition.
Choreography: Vaslav Nijinski and Dominique Brun
Performance: Cyril Accorsi and Olivier Dubois