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Copyright Marc Domage


Creation 2015 


Conception and choreography : Herman Diephuis

In collaboration with and interpreted by : Ousseni Dabare, Julien Gallée-Ferré, Mélanie Giffard, Nina Santes, Betty Tchomanga, Teilo Troncy

Artistic advice : Dalila Khatir

Lighting design : Sylvie Mélis

Sound : Séverine Krouch

Costumes : Mariette Niquet-Rioux


Production : association ONNO

Coproduction : Espace des Arts – scène nationale de Chalon-sur-Saône / Le CND / Le Forum, scène conventionnée de Blanc-Mesnil / CCN de Belfort Franche-Comté et CCN d’Orléans dans le cadre de l’accueil-studio.

Supported by ADAMI.

CLAN is the story of a group hell-bent on existing in a festive universe. A group which refuses to accept the idea that everything could come to an end as if its members were dancing on a volcano.

The piece can be likened to a ritual made from only one substance within which the individual presence of each performer emanates out of one another and merges in continual movement. The group is both like one body but is also able to give way to the individual in its progression, to enable a solo and a duo without losing cohesion. It evolves into a dynamic made up of paradoxes and juxta positional states.

CLAN gives the audience a chance to observe a group’s journey within an established temporality. A group facing an imminent end oscillating between blindness and lucidity all the while, running the risk of heading straight into a brick wall. 

Herman Diephuis 


2019 La Passerelle, scène nationale - Saint-Brieuc 

2018 La Ferme du Buisson, scène nationale – Marne-la-Vallée

2017 Théâtre Universitaire de Nantes // Festival Arthdanthé - Vanves 

2016 CCN d’Orléans // Rencontres Chorégraphiques Internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis // Théâtre Louis Aragon - Tremblay-en-France // Centre d’animation de Beaulieu - Poitiers

2015 Espace des Arts, scène nationale - Chalon-sur-Saône


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