Compagnie Les Vagues_W̶E̶L̶COME / Jean-Baptiste Baele _ W̶E̶L̶COME / Nabinam

Compagnie Les Vagues: W̶E̶L̶COME

W̶E̶L̶COME is a trio where body and voice are dissociated in intertwining dialogue. By the continuous transformation and metamorphosis of voices, twirling from one body to another by the magic of ventriloquism, W̶E̶L̶COME opens a hybrid universe that oscillates between burlesque and confusion, irony and absurdity. Photographic and poetic moments arise from this discrepancy between what is said, suggested and interpreted. From these dissociated bodies, W̶E̶L̶COME highlights this need to come together, to reach out to others and to form connections.

choreography and performance: Joachim Maudet, Sophie Lèbre, Pauline Bigot
light design: Nicolas Galland
technical manager: Laura Cottard or Brice Helbert
sound design: Julien Lafosse
sound director: Rebecca Chamouillet or Julien Lafosse
outside eye: Yannick Hugron et Chloé Zamboni
vocal coach: Pierre Derycke
production: Aline Berthou – Aoza Production
booking: Charlotte Cancé – Aoza Production
production: Les Vagues
co-production: Le Triangle, cité de la danse / Rennes, KLAP / Marseille, Network “Petites Scènes Ouvertes”, Danse à tous les étages, Arsenal Theater / Val-de-Reuil, Vanves Theater / Vanves, National choreographic centre from Rillieux-La-Pape, dir. Yuval Pick /
support: Le Colombier / Bagnolet, Le Dancing / Val-de-Reuil, Honolulu / Nantes, Danse Dense, Festival Parallèle – Marseille, CND Lyon, Studio Chatha, National choreographic centre from Rennes
support: DRAC – Ministry of Culture, Brittany Region, City of Rennes

Jean-Baptiste Baele: Nabinam

“Nabinam” is an autobiographical work in which Jean-Baptiste intimately shares his adoption story with the audience. Adopted from Madagascar at the age of 6, he has encountered numerous challenges throughout his life, including growing up among peers who were three years older than him due to age discrepancies on official documents, dealing with constant comparisons to his family members because of their different skin colours, coping with the profound, yet invisible, connection he has with a twin sibling he never had the chance to grow up with. In this narrative piece, a wide range of dance vocabulary is utilised to convey emotions, with the use of voice and words being equally significant alongside the movements. “Nabinam” takes the audience on an emotional roller coaster with its unpredictable changes of pace.

performer/choreographer: Jean-Baptiste Baele
videographer: David Jacobs
costume designer: Cecilie Nybakk Nore
poetry writing: Anastacia Hoff
outside eyes: Mia Habib, Belinda Brazza
manager: Andreea Lixandrica