(LA)HORDE, Ballet national de Marseille

Life’s a Beach

Curated by (LA)HORDE

In partnership with CCN Ballet national de Marseille

Screening at the Petit Plateau, Thursday August 25, from 2 pm to 5 pm

Rerun from 5 pm to 8 pm

With (LA)HORDE, Charles Atlas, Geumhyung Jeong, François Pain

Free access


Since 2013, (LA)HORDE brings together the artists Marine Brutti, Jonathan Debrouwer and Arthur Harel.


This collective of choreographers and visual artists, who took on the direction of the Ballet national de Marseille in 2019, has always developed a collaborative project with several online communities that has given rise to several multidisciplinary and cross-community creations. Through films and performances (Novaciéries, 2015; The Master’s Tools, 2017; Cultes, 2019 ; Ghosts, 2021), and choreographic pieces (Night Owl, 2016 ; To Da Bone, 2017; Marry Me in Bassiani, 2019; Room With A View, 2020), (LA)HORDE interrogates the political component of dance and maps diverse choreographic forms of popular uprising, transitioning from raves to traditional dances, as well as jumpstyle.


Their exploration of the new dynamics of circulation and representation of dance and body that develop online led them to work on the concept of “post-internet dances”. By diversifying formats, (LA)HORDE questions the almost infinite serendipity that this new territory provides and proposes multiple perspectives on the uprisings of the communities with whom they work in a heterarchical way.


Created with the artist Rone, Room With A View is their first choreographic piece with the Ballet national de Marseille, composed of twenty-seven dancers of sixteen nationalities. The following year, they also invited for a mixed program choreographers Lucinda Childs, Tania Carvalho, Lasseindra Ninja and Oona Doherty – each embodying their own iconic, inclusive and engaged conception of dance.


In 2022, they present Roommates, a programme of six short pieces connecting hyperrealism and minimalism, by Lucinda Childs, Claude Brumachon and Benjamin Lamarche, Peeping Tom, Cecilia Bengolea and François Chaignaud, (LA)HORDE, as well as a large-scale dance exhibition, We Should Have Never Walked on the Moon, which mixes the register of musicals and live-action films with that of the choreographic avant-garde.


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