BEAVER DANCE CO. – Yumé
About the piece
Beaver Dam Company’s new dance creation brings together children and older ones to experience a performance built around a magical and mysterious story.
Choreographer Edouard Hue drew inspiration from Japanese tales and animated films to create the company’s new dance piece. Yumé is a wordless narration, built around a physical and virtuoso dance, where the characters live a fabulous adventure. The heroine never stops traveling, searching for her lost shadow. During her journey, she encounters strange and fantastic characters. The adventure takes her through amazing lands. Deep in the sea or lost in the clouds, she will discover supernatural places where the laws of nature are upset.
About the company
Beaver Dam Company is a franco-swiss contemporary dance company created in 2014, directed by the choreographer Edouard Hue. The concept of “sensitive virtuosity” best represents Edouard Hue’s choreographic approach. Pure, concise movement that flows with agile dynamism, all the while allowing palpable emotions to emerge – his signature. His relationship to space is also an element that defines him. Making the air vibrate, disturbing the space of the stage, between the performers and the audience, inviting the spectators into the collective trance. The company, in addition to its choreographic ambitions, offers numerous workshops and training programs throughout the year. Inviting amateur and professional dancers to experience the work. In 2017 a pre-professional training program (in France and Switzerland) was born and has allowed young dancers to train before going on to join prestigious international schools.
Category: Selected Company
Choreographer: Edouard Hue
Dancers:Louise Bille, Alfredo Gottardi, Rafaël Sauzet, Angélique Spiliopoulos, Yurié Tsugawa
Composer: Jonathan Soucasse
Costume designer: Sigoléne Pétey
Light designers:Tom Dupont, Théo Jourdainne
Wardrobe assistant: Diane Seguy
Set builder: Julien Cialdella
Administration: Sophie Ammann, Julia Bouhjar
Production: Beaver Dam Company
Co-production, residencies: Salle du Lignon – Vernier Culture, L’Auditorium Seynod – Scéne Régionale Auvergne Rhone-Alpes, L’Entre-Pont – Nice, La Manufacture – Aurillac
Residencies: Chateau-Rouge, Le Dome Theatre – Albertville, Bonlieu Scene Nationale, La Manufacture – Aurillac
With the support of Ville de Vernier, Ville d’Annecy, Loterie Romande, Fondation Stanley Thomas Johnson, DRAC Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes, Association des Communes Genevoises, Fondation Fluxum, Fondation SIG, Conseil Departemental de Haute-Savoie, Republique et Canton de Geneve, Pro-Helvetia – Fondation Suisse pour la Culture, CORODIS – Commission Romande de Diffusion des Spectacles
Participation in PRISMA thanks to the support of Swiss Confederation