Photo : Tsef Zone © Mikhael Brun
Tsef Zon(e)
Compagnie C'hoari
(France / Brittany)
Contemporary dance duo infused with sea air and their own take on fest-noz
For all ages

For their company’s first show, it made sense for Pauline Sonnic and Nolwenn Ferry to turn to the world of fest-noz, coming up with this contemporary production around the spirit and figures of Breton dancing. Tsef Zon(e) was created in 2019, laying down the mechanics of the duo: direct choreography, danced and articulated dialogue mixing rhythms, dynamics and movements infused with pure energy, joy and unity. This beautiful timeless moment magnificently captures the simple pleasures of gathering and dancing that fest-noz festivals are all about.


> COMPAGNIE C’HOARI (France / Brittany)

Pauline Sonnic and Nolwenn Ferry met while training at the 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 working-class bars has made its way into their newest production for public space, Distro (2022), with its short site-specific version, Barrez (2023).


Nolwenn Ferry et Pauline Sonnic (création et interprétation), Azilis Biseau (diffusion, communication), Thomas Bouetel (régie).

Friday 07 July 2023
18:00 > 19:00
Place Saint-Germain, Rennes
Saturday 08 July 2023
18:00 > 19:00
Les Champs Libres, Cours des Alliés, Rennes
Sur le parvis, en bas des escaliers

Métro ligne B : arrêt Saint-Germain / ligne A : arrêt République • Bus 12, C1, C3 : arrêt Place Pasteur • Vélo Star : Musée des Beaux-Arts
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