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  • ré(z)oné
  • El extranjero
  • L'échappée
  • Les ailes d'i ka(re)
  • Les ailes d'i ka
  • I ka
  • Nuances#3
  • Vois où je vis
  • Nuances#2

Ré(z)oné | 2017

Ré(z)oné is a 50-min performance with two dancers mocking the systems that codify reality and return to the construction of the imagination.
Resistance, resilience, it all comes from a musical calling, “the round” that we wait for—announcing a new cycle to unbuild, stretch, distort.
It is about exploring trajectories and asserting creolity as an “open identity”.

A music/body crossover, a work criticizing borders, in which the round danses so the bodies can play. One wants to transcend reality, the other is poetry
Today, whilst tensions arise through nations, the dancers discuss the infinity and unpredictability of relationships between cultures, places, and temporalities… a discussion of bodies that translates transformations, their rhythms, their limitations and their horizons. Jean-Claude Bardu and Hubert Petit-Phar question the relationship between the Human-being/the Territory, through their dispositions, tying and untying a political statement.

Duration: 50 minutes

Created for 2 dancers

Jean-Claude Bardu et Hubert Petit-Phar

Delphine Cammal

Serge Alidor

+ Lights: William Leclercq

Stage design: Eva Greiffemberg

Célio

Compagnie La Mangrove

Supported by le Ministère de la Culture / Dac Guadeloupe (aide au projet), Drac Ile-de-France ( résidence d’artiste en milieu scolaire), Ministère des Outre-Mer ( FEAC), Ville de Pantin, Scène Nationale l’Artchipel/ Scène Nationale de Guadeloupe, Cap Excellence, Ville du Moule, Centre National de la Danse ( accueil studio), la Spedidam.

THE ARTCHEMISTS

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This creation celebrates the resilience of a community that rose again [...]. Through poetry, dance, music, this humanity portrayed by two dancers with flowing and airy gestures, swinging, then swaying, stands again. It is about political reach, it is surreptitious, and enough to nuance Ré(z)oné, giving it more than poetic purpose.

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L’AMUSE DANSE

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Gazing one another, advancing into comprehension or adversity. Father or son, through communicative joy, casual dancing, flowing and airy, ready-to-taste, with delight and poetry of the gesture. 

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TOUTE LA CULTURE.COM

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"Dance with a purpose, in order to find another way of binding identity and territory: that’s the beautiful and persuasive idea of Jean-Claude Bardu & Hubert Petit-Phar. We will remember the poetic presence of two dancers, subtle yet full of energy."

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FRANCE-ANTILLES

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"We witnessed Jean-Claude Bardu and Hubert Petit-Phar, peaking, at the very culminating point of their artistry, opening for the Quinzaine."(Y.J.L.)

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El Extranjero | 2015

Portraits inspired from the novel “100 years of solitude”, written by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

“100 years of solitude” alters reality through allegory and the imaginary, with a pinch of occult. This novel is a discussion forum that gave birth to the myth of the gypsy Melquíades—giving birth to men, then giving birth to more myths.

Macondo, the representation of a microcosm isolated from the rest of the world, could as well be Colombia, or the idea of Democracy—through the story of the Buendía family, wars, construction, demolition, until the end, the apocalypse. The entire story is relatable, it can represent obscurantism, isolation, created by a fault in society.

 Solitude—of men and women, lonely, frustrated, and their inability for loving: what if it were us?

Solitude—facing joy, sharing, to end up in a maelstrom, a transe…

Duration: 50 minutes

Created for 3 interprètes et 1 musicien

Delphine Cammal

Carolina Orozco Triana

Jean-Luc Bernard

Zara

Compagnie La Mangrove

Supported by le Ministère de la Culture/ DRAC Ile -de-France ( résidence en milieu scolaire), Ministère des Outre-Mer, ville de Pantin, Spedidam, Centre National de la Danse ( accueil studio).

L'échappé(e) | 2014

L’échappée is a one-man diptych entitled “The Speech”, with a female trio entitled “The Crossing”. The mangrove swamp, this delicate ecosystem in which we can lose ourselves, but also a place in which we can find freedom—a type of freedom that goes beyond anything that can imprison. Who can escape from there? How about being more than what we were “born” to be?

Through this performance, the mangrove swamp is the Antilles, its extreme complexity, the inextricable aspect of the situation that still allows openings, escape routes… The piece is inspired by two authors, two visions: Edouard Glissant, the creator of the “Tout-Monde”, and Maryse Condé, who advocates for rebellion and considers a world made from differences.

Duration: 55 minutes

Created for 4 interprètes et 2 musiciens

Delphine Cammal et Hubert Petit-Phar

Delphine Cammal, Jessica Orsinet, Hubert Petit-Phar et Sandra Sanglar

Jean-Luc Bernard et Sébastien Chatron

Jean-Pierre Nepost

Production : Compagnie La Mangrove

Supported by le CNDC Angers, Ministère des Outre-Mer, Drac Ile de France (résidence territoriale d’artiste en milieu scolaire), les Villes de Paris, Pantin et Garches, Gare au théâtre, Confluences, Théâtre du Fil de l’eau, Arcadi (aide à l’action artistique danse), la Spedidam et l’Adami.

2020

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> 10 janvier : Maison pour la Danse – Québec, Canada

> Avril : Salle Robert Loyson (en cours de confirmation) – Le Moule – Reporté en 2021

> 4 avril : Sonis – Les Abymes – Reporté en 2021

> 6 avril : Lycée Fleuret – Morne-à-l’Eau – Reporté en 2021

> 7 avril : In Situ – Saint-François – Reporté en 2021

> 5 et 6 février 2021 : Tropiques Atrium Scène Nationale – Fort-de-France 

> 13 juin : CCN de Tours – Reporté en 2021

> 18,19,20 septembre : Altamura – Naples, Italie – Reporté en 2021

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2019

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> 15 février : Sortie de résidence – CNN de Tours

> 26 avril : Première de la création, L’artchipel – Basse Terre

> 27 avril : Le Sonis – Abymes

> 27 mai : Espace Renaudie – Aubervilliers

> 28 mai : Théâtre du Fil de l’eau – Pantin

> 20 au 24 juillet ; Toma – Chapelle du Verbe Incarné, Off – Avignon

> 07 novembre : Festival le Mois Kréyol – Paris

> 22 novembre : Lycée Sonny Rupaire – Sainte-Rose

> 09 décembre : Collège Bebel Lachaise – Sainte-Rose

> 27 décembre : Performance, Ehpad – Sainte-Rose

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DANSER CANAL HISTORIQUE

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Un sac de coursier à son épaule, Hubert Petit-Phar danse. Et prouve que c’est possible. Mais ce qui l’intéresse, c’est autre chose. C’est félin, et c’est malin. L’amour des mots et l’amour des animaux ne font qu’un, mettant l’art dans la vie et la vie dans l’art. Hubert Petit-Phar peut nous emmener loin, comme si le chemin vers les Antilles passait par Wuppertal.

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LA TERRASSE

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Dans ce solo à ne pas manquer, il entre en dialogue avec les écrits d’Édouard Glissant et Maryse Condé, pour interroger ce rapport aux racines. Une démarche exigeante et épurée, qui met les composantes fondamentales du mouvement au cœur de la danse

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Les Ailes d'I Ka(re) | 2012

“In this final step of the ‘I Ka’ project started in 2010 with a solo, and followed by ‘Les Ailes d’I Ka’ in 2011, I wanted to draw from the tradition of Gwo Ka, to extract a vocabulary, an energy, in order to connect the impression of my origins and my influences with my own choreographic writing style. 

How can ‘bodies’, coming from different horizons, can find common ground while disclosing their own identities? This project is the outcome of research, about my identity, about who I am within a society in which prevails the idea of multiculturalism, of mixity, even though we evolve in a world in which people tend to isolate themselves, protect themselves.” 

- Hubert Petit-Phar

Singularity, plurality? How can we question ourselves about otherness, about the self? 

Duration: 40 minutes

Created for 3 danseurs et 2 musiciens

Hubert Petit-Phar

Delphine Cammal, Sandra Sanglar et/où Jessica Orsinet et Hubert Petit-Phar

Jean-Luc Bernard et Sébastien Chatron

Jean-François Saliéri

Compagnie La Mangrove

Drac Ile-de-France (aide au projet), Centre National de la Danse de Pantin (résidence et accueil studio), Ville de Garches, la Spedidam, l’Adami.

LA NOUVELLE RÉPUBLIQUE

La compagnie transcende la tradition, provoque les rencontres artistiques pour produire sur scène un spectacle d’une grande intensité… dans ce projet, tout évolue pour atteindre un plus grand niveau de perfection, d’une représentation à l’autre, d’une résidence à l’autre

Les Ailes d'I Ka | 2011

I-Ka is the foreigner, the one that comes from elsewhere. His wings carry us away, and make us acknowledge his existence. His encounters, filled with emotions, with glee, with tension—his times of solitude, all prove an intimate onlook on the identity of the bodies. Singularity, plurality? How can we question ourselves about otherness, about the self? ‘When travelling, we accept death.’. Therefore, is mixity the loss of origins or enrichment?

How can ‘bodies’, coming from different horizons, can find common ground while disclosing their own identities? This work deals with differences, with what can unite us, with our way of communicating in a world where we tend to isolate ourselves, protect ourselves.

Duration: 50 minutes

Created for 5 danseurs et 2 musiciens

Hubert Petit-Phar

Delphine Cammal, Elise Delaunay, Hubert Petit-Phar, Sandra Sanglar et Laurent Troudart

Jean-Luc Bernard et Sébastien Chatron

Jean-François Saliéri

Compagnie La Mangrove

Centre National de la Danse de Pantin (accueil studio), Ville de Garches, la Spedidam, l’Adami, ARCADI « Les Plateaux Solidaires ».

FIGAROSCOPE

Les chorégraphes Hubert Petit-Phar et Delphine Cammal nous emmènent en voyage dans le dédale de la Mangrove. Les interprètes évoluent avec sobriété et, pourtant, nous transportent sans cesse avec délice dans l’entre-deux du rêve et de la réalité, entre racines blanches et noires

I Ka | 2010

“This solo is the translation of my questioning. First of all, my questioning about the ratio of the imaginary that comes from the experienced choices : the path, is it random? Hazardous? Can I define my identity on the sole power of my mind and actions? From this question, I try to look at myself the way someone else would look at me: then, I observe how it echoes inside of me.

 Three steps define this glance: the source, the origin, and the root—physicality.

 ‘I’ for the ‘Imaginary’, and ‘Ka’, this traditional Antillean instrument, the origin of this work about purpose, about acceptance, beyond the subjectivity of a glance.”

H.Petit-Phar

Duration: 20 minutes

Created for 1 danseur et 2 musiciens

Hubert Petit-Phar

Delphine Cammal

Jean-Luc Bernard et Sébastien Chatron

Jean-François Saliéri

Compagnie La Mangrove

Résidence de recherche au Centre chorégraphique de Strasbourg, Résidence Ville de Garches. Soutien de ARCADI dans le cadre « Les plateaux solidaires », Mise à disposition de studio au Centre national de la danse de Pantin

Nuances#3 | 2009

“Dancers and musician find themselves united at a Forum, intertwining Time, Sense, Collision, Crossing, Brushing, mobilizing their tensions and their attention. Playing with silence, noise, from acute sounds to relaxing ones, the piece makes dancers-musicians the creators of their own rhythm—a rhythm carried by the essence of jazz, which, in my choreographic process, unbuilds in order to rebuild differently.” 

H.Petit-Phar

Duration: 50 minutes

Created for 5 danseurs et 1 musicien

Hubert Petit-Phar

Delphine Cammal, Sylcie Duchesne, Elise Delaunay, Christophe Nadol et Hubert Petit-Phar

Delphine Cammal

Création musicale: Jean-Luc Bernard

Musique: Keith Jarrett, Nublu Orchestra, Nina Simone

Jean-François Saliéri

Compagnie La Mangrove

Drac Ile-de-France (aide au projet), Ville de Garches, Spedidam

LE FIGARO

Une symbiose émouvante et envoûtante entre la musique et les interprètes.


NOTREINFO.COM

Nuances 3 est la rencontre du geste chorégraphique d’Hubert Petit-Phar avec le rythme envoûtant de la musique live de Jean-Luc Bernard… Une synergie s’opère… Musique et corps fusionnent pour former un ensemble sensoriel et visuel, où le rythme donne le ton tandis que le corps dévoile le sens


SPINKA Moje Miasto

Pendant et après l’exécution, l’imagination du public ne siège pas les bras croisés, au contraire. Sur scène, l’histoire voyage et s’écrit dans l’esprit du public 

Vois où je vis | 2008

Two moments, two outcomes highlighted by the loneliness of their paths. One instant, one encounter, a briefly shared path. 

Thanks to drawings on the floor and on walls, a dialogue begins—a dialogue between two separate corporeities; overpassed by momentum, cracks, poetic hyphenations, just like the echo of a glance, looking for something that gives ‘meaning and substance” to all things. 

Duration: 15 minutes

Created for 2 dancers

Delphine Cammal et Hubert Petit-Phar

Nublu Orchestra, Steve Roach

Compagnie La Mangrove

Théâtre Darius Milhaud Paris, Ville de Garches

UMOOVE.FR

Sobre, Hubert Petit-Phar nous danse son « Vois où je vis » avec la douce complicité qui l’allie à sa danseuse Delphine Cammal. La musique omniprésente et jouissive continue de transporter le spectateur toujours plus loin du réel…

- Sandrine Mailhaud, Mai 2008

Nuances#2 | 2007

“Nuances#2” is the second part of a triptych. It deals with the crossed paths of three characters, three personalities; Concern, Carelessness, and Uncertainty. 

This is a research project exploring the correlation and the acceptance of the Other, a work fed with impact and restraint, with actions carried by nuances, giving the body and the movement strength and softness.

Duration: 20 minutes

Created for 3 danseurs 

Hubert Petit-Phar

Delphine Cammal

Keith Jarrett, Terje Rypdal

Jean-François Saliéri

Compagnie La Mangrove

Ville de Garches

In Situ Performances

La Mangrove steps into the public space, exploring the ideas of movement, flow, and the knowledge of a territory and its history.

These performances are ephemeral artistic performances. The goal is to lead the audiences to reclaim urban space and transform it, for a moment, into playgrounds, creative grounds, spaces for life and freedom.

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