09 Jan, 8 pm – L’Espace – Discreet Deaths

L’Espace – FCC
24 Trang Tien, Hanoi

Free admission.
Ticket reservation at the reception from 5 Jan 2008


Rachid Ouramdane

Discreet Deaths
Contemporary dance

“Mesmerizing, powerful, enigmatic…a tour de force.”
–Barbara Zuck, Columbus Dispatch

“Technically sophisticated, conceptually fascinating, brilliantly danced and disquieting as only the best art can be.”
–New York Times

Text from a 2006 performance of this piece in the US:

French born of Algerian descent, Rachid Ouramdane is at the forefront of Europe’s new generation of conceptual dance thinkers and performers who are bringing vital new ideas to the stage. His Les morts pudiques (Discreet Deaths) resonates with strange and compelling force as it investigates obsessions with death and its imagery among today’s youth. Spurred by an Internet search on these subjects, Ouramdane references the web-fanned spread of suicide, spooky goth subcultures, young offenders facing the death penalty in the U.S., and (in a particularly chilling section) an Islamic suicide bomber. Plasma video screens frame the set to echo the media’s ever-present attention to these phenomena.

L’Espace – Centre Culturel Français de Hanoi
Ambassade de France au Vietnam
24, Trang Tien, Hanoi
Téléphone: (84-4) 9 36 21 64 (poste 511)
Télécopie: (84-4) 9 36 21 65

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