Grand-Father doesn't like Swing

Choreographic and musical piece for two performers 
Choreography by Julie Dossavi. Music originally composed by Yvan Talbot.

Female, artist, black, modern, urban ... The affirmation and auscultation of two identities, European and African, are the thread of a diverted autobiography, a pretext to create around strength and weakness. Julie Dossavi explores this duality, accompanied on the stage by videos’ godmothers, good fairies, examples of black women artists and political activists such as Angela Davis, Billie Holiday or Nina Simone.

Grandfather doesn’t like Swing celebrates the miscegenation of electro music and traditional rhythms of West Africa, black and white, pictures and words. In a bright green dress, Julie Dossavi sings, dances, talks about her multiple affiliations with her musician, Yvan Talbot. They invite on stage the 'Swing', this little spark that is able to change our life. Céline Aucher, La Charente Libre

Direction & Choreography Julie Dossavi
Music originally composed by Yvan Talbot El Fassa
Artistic collaboration Françoise Le Meur
Scenography Marine Antony
Images Nadège Comadira Oliver
Costumes Peau d'Âne Créations
Light designer Ivan Mathis
Light engineer Marine Berthomé
Tour manager and sound engineer Benjamin Olivier

Julie Dossavi - dancer
Yvan Talbot - musician

Compagnie Julie Dossavi - Théâtre d’Angoulême scène nationale - Centre chorégraphique national de La Rochelle
With support from Théâtre de Bressuire, Palaiseau city

Duration 55'

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