Mon appart' en dit long


« This work illustrates the beginning of a new process of creation for me. It is a « mise en abyme », artistic self-awareness, a story within a story, a self portrait that travels through withdrawal and welcome, between the intimate and the space-time continuum of one’s living space.

The title tells of the intimacy towards which I wish to lead the spectator.

As if I had an urgent need to tell, I express myself through the different states of my body. My dance is made of little loops that repeat themselves, amplify, at times fuse.

Based on an experimental dynamic and rythmic Hip Hop energy, the movements reveal different atmospheres, through a delicate borderline movement that contrasts with moments of silence, to allow serenenity to appear.

It is also the story of a body facing its cultural heritage, a body telling its story. It is by trying to both preserve my instinct and listen to my inner self that I choose to risk myself in this performance. »

Bintou Dembélé

« My flat could speak volumes… » was presented in preview in 2010 at the WIP Villette, in the Parc Saint-Michel of Morangis, at the Théâtre Les Ateliers in Lyon as part of the presentation of Works in progress of Initiatives d’Artistes en Danses Urbaines / Biennale de la danse de Lyon, at the CCN de La Rochelle, at L’Arsenal de Metz, the Centre Dunois in Paris and the Maison Daniel Féry in Nanterre.

May 4th and 5th, 2011, at the Etoile du Nord in Paris

DURATION : 30 minutes

Choreography and performance
// Bintou Dembélé
Dramaturgy // Eric Legay
Sound // Thierry Bertomeu
Light design // David Beaudenon
Light engineer // Nicolas Prosper
Photography // Enrico Bartolucci
Production Compagnie Rualité
Coproduction CCN de La Rochelle/Poitou-Charentes – Kader Attou/Cie Accrorap, Châteauvallon Centre National de Création et de Diffusion Culturelles, Initiatives d’Artistes en Danses Urbaines (Fondation de France – Parc de la Villette avec le soutien de la Caisse des Dépôts et de l’Acsé)
With the help of Conseil Régional d’Ile-de-France, du Conseil Général de l’Essonne et de la Ville de Morangis

With the support of l’Espace 104 – Etablissement artistique de la Ville de Paris, d’Arcadi dans le cadre des plateaux solidaires, du Centre de Danse du Galion d’Aulnay-sous-Bois, de la Maison Daniel Féry de Nanterre, de l’association Des Pas Des Figures
Thanks Gérard Gourdot