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Carolyn Carlson

Short Stories : Immersion | Mandala | Wind Woman

Monday 30 January 2017 at 19:00



Three solos by Carolyn Carlson – including one danced by her – like entryways into the natural elements. Water, wind, the uninterrupted cycle of life… these three pieces demonstrate Carolyn Carlson’s relationship to the world and to dance. Her dance is securely anchored in the breath of life, in its movement, transformed by what you might call elementary choreographic forces. Her dance is so sensitive it seems to speak to our innermost selves and encourages us to start listening to our yearnings.

Choreography and dance: Carolyn Carlson / Original score: Nicolas de Zorzi / Lighting design: Guillaume Bonneau.

Choreography: Carolyn Carlson / Dance: Sara Orselli
Music: Michael Gordon Weather parts 3 & 1 / Costume: Chrystel Zingiro / Lighting design: Freddy Bonneau.

Choreography: Carolyn Carlson / Dance: Chinatsu Kosakatani /
Music: Nicolas de Zorzi / Lighting design: Guillaume Bonneau.


An unusual dancer and choreographer, Carolyn Carlson is a major figure in the emergence of French contemporary dance, leaving her imprint in places like the Opéra de Paris, the Théâtre de la Ville, and the Festival d’Avignon… Since she arrived in Paris in 1971, she has created more than one hundred pieces, many of which occupy a significant place in the history of dance, from Density 21.5 to The Year of the Horse, Blue Lady to Steppe, Maa to Signes, and Writings on Water to Inanna.
In 1999 she founded the Atelier de Paris-Carolyn Carlson at La Cartoucherie, and from 2014 to 2016, she and her company were the associate artist at the Théâtre National de Chaillot. In 2006, her work received the first Lion d’Or ever awarded to a choreographer by the Venice Biennale.
Carolyn Carlson originated a dance resolutely turned toward philosophy and spirituality, and describes her choreographies as “visual poems”. A tireless traveler, she defines herself as a nomad, always looking to expand and share her poetic world. Here, she offers us a rare, privileged moment.




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Mon 30 January 2017 / 19:00

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