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Battle mon coeur
Kaori Ito
Battle dance choreography for two autobiographical and intimate solos
For all ages

This magnificent choreography by Japan’s Kaori Ito blends the codes of battle and autobiography, using movement and mirror image to tell the intimate story of her two dancers, Louis Gillard and Issue Park. In this raw, silent dance which stands out as a pure stroke of survival energy and decompartmentalised styles (hip-hop, break, electro, classical, contemporary, acrobatic), movement is a fight for life and the right action. The choreographer draws on the complicity and complementarity of her two dancers to deliver a little gem full of humour, intensity and balance.


> KAORI ITO (Japan)

Born in Aichi, Japan, in 1979, Kaori Ito has lived in France since 2003. She trained in ballet from an early age, then in modern dance in New York and went on to work with Philippe Decouflé, Angelin Preljocaj, Alain Platel, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, James Thierrée and others. As a choreographer and polymorphic artist, she has collaborated with Aurélien Bory, Denis Podalydès, Olivier Martin Salvan, Yoshi Oïda and Wajdi Mouawad, before founding her own company, Himé, where she has been developing a series of autobiographical productions. She also produces videos, sound art and paintings, and works regularly in theatre and film (Édouard Baer, Alexandro Jodorowsky, Emma De Caunes, etc.). Kaori Ito has created a rich choreographic language that blends writing, sociology, history, the invention of improvisational rituals and contemporary art, Japanese tradition and Noh theatre, emptiness and invisibility. It’s an art that aims to connect the living, affirm others, meet the other body, but also the other within ourselves.


Kaori Ito (directrice artistique), Kaori Ito, Louis Gillard et Issue Park (chorégraphie), Louis Gillard et Issue Park (interprète)


Production : TJP CDN Strasbourg Grand-Est
Kaori Ito est directrice du TJP, CDN de Strasbourg – Grand Est, artiste associée au CDN de Normandie-Rouen, au Centquatre à Paris et en compagnonnage artistique avec KLAP Maison pour la danse à Marseille.
Thursday 06 July 2023
21:00 > 21:45
Le Grand Huit, 20 rue Pierre Martin (en face de l’école maternelle Quineleu)

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