SHAKE IT OUT | 2014

Citizens feel no European identity: it is as if national identities cannot melt together as one without losing their individuality. As an Austrian living and working in France, Christian Ubl is torn between his birth rite and his adopted identity. However, he is strongly aware of their entanglement: two identities intertwined in one body. This duality has prompted him to investigate the existence of a European identity and its transposition on stage.

The choreographer has created a poetic and utopian corpus; a choreographic and physical language filled with personal touches and freely revisited folkloric traces. At the margins of the conventional view of tradition, the flag and belonging, he questions the notion of identity. By summoning the immaterial heritage of dance, he uses the set as the place of origin and diversion to bring together and manipulate these symbols.

Modernity is tradition in action: its amplification through distortion. Building a bridge between the two, Shake it out is an ode to joy that contributes to the writing of a contemporary choreographic identity.


  • Conception & Choreography | Christian Ubl

  • Performers | 
Severine Bauvais, Aniol Busquets, Marianne Descamps, Joachim Lorca, Joachim Maudet

  • Music | 
Fabrice Cattalano, Stephane Dunan - Battandier

  • Assistance staging & sound control | Fabienne Gras

  • Artistic collaboration | 
Ingrid Florin

  • Costumes | Pierre Canitrot

  • Lighting design | 
Jean-Bastien Nehr


  • production | CUBe association

  • coproduction | Pavillon Noir / Ballet Preljocaj CCN d’Aix-en-Provence | La Briqueterie CDC du Val-de-Marne | CDC Le Pacifique. Grenoble | KLAP Maison pour la danse. Marseille | L’Hexagone Scène Nationale art sciences de Meylan | Ballet national de Marseille

  • Helps the residencies (financial support) | CCN de Tours | Théâtre Hexagone | CDC de Grenoble Le Pacifique | Trois CL (Luxembourg)

  • Industry contribution | CDC Le Pacifique Grenoble | GTP (Aix-en-Provence)

  • Support | Micadanses (Paris) | Point éphémère (Paris) | l’ADAMI * | Fonds SACD Musique de Scène | FCA à Paris | l’Ambassade d’Autriche à Luxembourg

PRESS

Luxemburger wort

Midi Libre | Langogne

Le Bien Public

Le Mag #1 / Théâtre Durance

  • * Adami shows the main performers: actors, dancers, singers, musicians, soloists, conductors. Its mission is to manage their rights in France and abroad. It acts at national and European level to fair compensation including under private copying and new digital uses. It also promotes artistic employment through its creation aid.