Study #4, Fandango and other cadences

The 2021 archive

Aina Alegre

Created in 2021

Aina Alegre and Yannick Hugron will activate the memory of bodies in relation to popular Basque dance and thus create their own choreographic fiction.

Study #4, Fandango and other cadences, Aina Alegre, 2021 © Christophe Raynaud de Lage / Festival d'Avignon


Having worked for years on a research project revolving around the gesture of stamping, I asked Yannick Hugron to tell me about his experience with popular Basque dance. I wanted to widen my research and talk with other people practicing those dances and music in the Basque Country, thus collecting fragments of stories.  With those words as a starting point, we’ll call on, inventory, and reinterpret stories and gestures collected during those conversations. We’ll activate the memory of bodies and create our own choreographic fiction.

After training at the CNN de Montpellier and the CNSMD de Lyon, Yannick Hugron began a career as a performer and worked with several choreographers including Jc Gallotta, Alban Richard, Fabrice Lambert, Joanne Leighton, Katell Hartereau and Léonard Rainis, and Mélanie Perrier.


Conception Aina Alegre
Collaboration and interpretation Aina Alegre et Yannick Hugron
Artistic advice Quim Bigas, Capucine Intrup

General stage management Guillaume Olmeta
Production and diffusion Claire Nollez
Assistant production Laura Maldonado


Production Studio fictif
Co-production SACD, Festival d'Avignon, Malandain Ballet Biarritz Centre chorégraphique national de Nouvelle-Aquitaine en Pyrénées-Atlantique, Centre national de danse contemporaine d’Angers
With the support of the Drac Île-de-France
In partnership with France Médias Monde



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