Photo : Barrez © Mikhael Brun
New Work
Compagnie C'hoari
(France / Brittany)
Site-specific choreographic performance for lively bistros
For all ages

Echoing their public space production, Distro (2022), a dance performance exploring bistro culture, Pauline Sonnic and Nolwenn Ferry have invented this short, light and adaptable format to be performed in or in front of bars. Barrez, a series of impromptu bar performances in the form of hopped-up microcosms, takes contemporary dance into new spaces for gathering and discovery, to “bring art to the bar”, with the two performers’ vibrant and powerful energy and desire to share in everyday life.


> COMPAGNIE C’HOARI (France / Brittany)

Pauline Sonnic and Nolwenn Ferry met while training at the National Centre National de Danse Contemporaine in Angers. After two years of discovering contemporary dance, they wanted to explore their shared Breton cultural heritage. Pauline was born and raised in Brittany, training in Lorient and then at the Conservatory of Nantes. Nolwenn is a half-Breton from Lorraine in the east of France, and trained at the conservatories of Metz, then Lille. Their interest in Breton traditions has led them to explore the social and cultural aspects of the past. In 2019, they created their first performance, Tsef Zon(e), dedicated to the world of Fest-noz, with their own spin on the customs and values of these traditional Breton festive gatherings. D-liés, a 10-minute impromptu performance for café terraces produced around Lorient, is a nod to these dance gatherings that bring everyone together. Their interest in the world of popular bars has made its way into their newest production for public space, Distro (2022), with its short site-specific version, Barrez (2023).


Pauline Sonnic et Nolwenn Ferry (conception, écriture et chorégraphie), Pauline Sonnic, Nolwenn Ferry et Alexandre Artaud, (interprétation), Thomas Bouetel (montage musicale), Azilis Biseau (chargée de diffusion et de communication).

Wednesday 05 July 2023
13:00 > 13:30
Le Ty-Anna, 19 place Saint-Anne, Rennes
Wednesday 05 July 2023
17:00 > 17:30
Le Café des Champs Libres, 10 cours des alliés, Rennes

LE TY-ANNA : Métro ligne A ou B : arrêt Sainte-Anne • Vélo Star : Sainte-Anne | LE CAFÉ DES CHAMPS LIBRES : Métro ligne A : arrêt Charles-de-Gaulle • Bus C1, C3, 54, 53 : arrêt Charles-de-Gaulle • Vélo Star : Charles-de-Gaulle

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