S’Poart - Mickaël Le Mer
Coproduction Festival de Danse – Cannes Côte d’Azur
Creation 2019 – World first – 9 dancers
Choreographer : Mickaël Le Mer
Performers : Dylan Gangnant, Wilfried Ebongue, Maxime Cozic, Naoko Tozawa, Andréa Mondoloni, Noé Chapsal, Dara You, Naïma Souhaïr et Bruce Chiefare
choreographer assistant : Lise Dusuel
Lighting design : Nicolas Tallec
Sound direction : François Baron
Stage manager : David Normand
Scenography : Guillaume Cousin
BO : Julien Camarena
A world premiere for a choreographer who ceaselessly exceeds the boundaries and codes of hip-hop dance in order to break dance free of its original constraints.
With his new creation, Mickaël Le Mer confirms an already-sensed talent, carried by a hip-hop style that has finesse, delicate lines, where each breakdance move is already a world in itself. He was able to create an urban dance, free of mandatory passages, blending windmills and slides, horizontal and vertical. The result is a subtly uniform choreography, open to expressions from various origins that enrich a lively movement with the freedom to come within an abstract approach. Often impregnated with a thoroughly poetic sensitivity, his pieces still retain the dazzling moments unique to the urgency of acrobatic breakdance, that are part of a well-practiced space.
His new creation, Butterfly, is aerial and stunning, with its six male dancers and three virtuoso female dancers, who flit around with elegance, without care and as free as a butterfly. In many traditions the butterfly symbolizes a happy metamorphosis. In this case, it means a choreographical evolution, but also human mutation: a path that requires reflection.
A message from Brigitte Lefevre
Mickaël le Mer has developed a truly choreographical style from hip-hop, that is both poetic and sensitive, with great attention to the stage area. I am pleased to be able to present an inventive artist who, without detracting from physical prowess, knows how to build a highly graphic stylistic and visual universe.
Mickaël Le Mer discovered hip-hop at the start of the 1990s. He trained first and foremost within the Compagnie S’Poart collective adventure as of 1996. It was within this collective setting that Mickaël Le Mer made his first attempt as a choreographer. One of his biggest successes was Na Grani, created for ten Russian and French dancers from hip-hop and modern dance, within the framework of the Franco-Russian exchange year in 2010. Since then, he has created Instable (2012), Rock It Daddy (2013), Rouge (2014), Traces (2015) and Crossover (2017).
Production : Compagnie S’Poart
Partenaires financiers : DRAC, Pays-de-la-Loire, Région des Pays-de-la-Loire, Ville de La-Roche-sur-Yon, Conseil Départemental de la Vendée
Coproductions : Le Grand R, scène nationale de La Roche-sur-Yon, CNDC Angers, Festival de Danse Cannes-Côte d’Azur, Espace des Arts de Chalon sur Saône, Villages en scène, Théâtre de Suresnes Jean-Vilar – Festival Suresnes cités danses 2020.
Autres soutiens : Adami, Spedidam