Simon says

Creation 2017 France / Hong Kong

 
Let’s combine two childhood games: Simon says and the Simon game, you know, that electronic parlor game with four colored buttons where you have to reproduce the sequences associating the sounds and colors … Risk-taking, self-control, concentration, adrenaline rush … Seemingly harmless, they are also a space of obedience and alienation. Two games with four players, dancers from Hong Kong that Emmanuelle Vo-Dinh met during a workshop there who then came to Le Havre to continue working with her. Improvising, accepting or transgressing rules initiated, reflecting on the materials, letting go — an original approach to dance for these four performers more used to executing, learning and quickly understanding what is being asked of them. Simon says grew out of these two artistic approaches, blending efficiency, mastery, a love of games, and reformulating situations. Between submission and rebellion, let the game begin!

– Céline Roux

PERFORMANCES

29.11.17 — Guangdong Dance Festival, Canton (Chine)
28.11.17 — Guangdong Dance Festival, Canton (Chine)
04.06.17 — French May Arts Festival — Hong Kong Cultural Center
03.06.17 — French May Arts Festival — Hong Kong Cultural Center
02.06.17 — French May Arts Festival — Hong Kong Cultural Center
26.01.17 — Festival Pharenheit — Le Phare, CCN du Havre Normandie
25.01.17 — Festival Pharenheit — Le Phare, CCN du Havre Normandie

conception — Emmanuelle Vo-Dinh
interpretation — Yau Chin Shing, James / Lee Wai Nang, Joseph /
Wong Choi Si, Tracy / Li Ka Man, Carman
coaching — Ong Yong Lock
assistant — Violette Angé
music — David Monceau, Emmanuelle Vo-Dinh
light design — Françoise Michel
costumes — Salina Dumay

production — Le Phare, Centre chorégraphique national
du Havre Normandie & Unlock Dancing Plaza (Hong Kong)
support — West Kowloon Cultural District Authority, Honk Kong ; Institut Français, Paris ;
Consulat général de France à Hong Kong et Macao
warm thankful to — Anna Chan & Louis Yu (West Kowloon Cultural District Authority)

Le Phare, Centre chorégraphique national du Havre Normandie is supported by the DRAC de Normandie / Ministère de la Culture et
de la Communication, the Région Normandie, the Ville du Havre and the Département de Seine-Maritime.
Le Phare thanks its patrons : Établissements Hettier (Le Havre), the Crédit Coopératif (Le Havre) and NPC (Alizay).

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