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Workshop with Thierry Thieu Niang


FACES AND BODIES: They are centered around movement, approaching dance with improvisations and compositions themed around faces and bodies. The technique is not of main concern. Groups of 15 to 20 people will be chosen by Niang to form groups of all generations [from 8 to 99 years old] and all backgrounds [dancer, musician, actor, fine artist… ] to ultimately create a piece to be performed.

Both young and old, professionals and amateurs, the boldest of the bold and the shyest of the shy are invited to join!

All we ask is for curiosity and a willingness to try something new…

Thierry Thieu Niang works as much with professional artists as children and amateur adults. Through many workshops and residences of work and creation, Thierry has worked with a diverse variety of venues, including public studios, theatres, schools, hospitals, even prison – all to explore the danced movement and its representations. For this dancer and choreographer, the artistic act requires the attention of each participant to make possible the creation of a work. These formations have been undertaken in experiment from over several years both in France and abroad – including Nairobi, New York, London, Madrid, Milan and Berlin. Within these experimentation events, artists of all different fields – including dancers, musicians, actors, plastics technicians, writers – along with amateurs are invited to give input regarding the tools of improvisation and composition to allow the creation of a language through which bodies, spaces and cultures can meet. This season, Niang is working as an Associated Artist with Norah Krief, Angélique Clairand, Catherine Nicolas, Lancelot Hamelin, Massed Eric and Olivier Balazuc with the Comedy of Valence at Richard Brunel. He also collaborates and works with Ariane Ascaride, Marie Desplechin, Clara Cornil, Julie Kretzschmar, Geoffrey Coppini, Jean Paul Wenzel, Romain Duris, Patrice Chéreau, Bastien Lefèvre and the musicians Saori Furukawa, Takumi Fukushima, Strasnoy Oscar, Klaus Janek and François Thuillier.

This Residency is made possible by the generous support of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York

August 10–28
Performance, August 27–28


5day Workshop, $100
Full Workshop, $150

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Please include resume & short autobiography

The Main Gallery
51 Bergen St.

Later Event: September 12
Farm City