Artistic direction/ Hélène Taddei Lawson
Creation and performance / Alex Benth, Charly Moandal, Dominique Lesdema, Dominique Lisette, Hélène Taddei Lawson, Jean Claude Guilbert, Juha Pekka Marsalo
Sound Design / Tommy Lawson
Additional musics / James Brown, Imagination,
Kool of the Gang, Snap, Cee-Lo Green, Michael Jackson, Chic, Bee Gees, Daft Punk, DJ Prince, Black Eyed Peas, Solan, Terry Riley
Lights / Anouar Benali
Supports / Collectivité de Corse, Ville de Bastia,
Spedidam, Air Corsica
Co-productions and residencies / CCN Belfort,
CCN Créteil, CCN Roubaix, L’estruch de Sabadell
WAITING FOR JAMES B Creation 2019
Waiting for James B. calls on emancipation of bodies through dancing pleasure beyond the usual divisions. The artists’ imaginary spreads both among the audience and on the stage, defying the stereotyped borders between the spectacular form of the show and the more savant one of choreographic writing.
The theater is both the traditional black box where audience and scene face each other and clubbing space in which artists go to meet the public in a common celebration of a jubilant swing.
Dance takes roots in a pulsation that reveals its timeless character, a musical repertory alternately jazz rock, hip hop, contemporary, African.
The creation makes five men perform, a woman and a joker too. A feminine audacity of Hélène Taddei Lawson who, alongside her partners, runs the risk of being closer to the public, where the «beat» makes hearts beating and bodies.
«This is a man’s world but it wouldn’t be nothing without a woman or a girl...»
Work ‘in progress CCN of Belfort, France - April 3, 2019
Work ‘in progress, l’Estruch of Sabadell, Spain - July 13, 2019
Work ‘in progress, CCN of Créteil, France - Octobre18, 2019
Extract Dantzan Tzan Festival, Vitoria, Spain - October 26, 2019
Work ‘in progress, CCN of Roubaix, France - February 21, 2020
Week of the dance of Porto Vecchio, Corsica - May 7, 2020
Plateforme Danse Festival, Bastia, Corsica - May 27, 2020
Direzione Altre Festival, Rome, Italy - June 2020
Sidance Festival, Séoul, South Korea - September 2020
LDC Festival, Madrid, Spain - October 2020
Espace Diamant Ajaccio, Corsica - 2020-2021
CCN of Roubaix, France - April 2021