Past Performance
Baryshnikov Arts Center Presents

Rachid Ouramdane

TORDRE (WROUGHT) (U.S. Premiere)

Oct 13-15, 2016

Rachid Ouramdane is at the forefront of dance innovation, extending definitions of performer and choreographer and blurring the line between dance and documentary. In a haunting duet, two dancers perform lonely, intensely physical solos. Through hypnotic, whirling gestures, each woman’s body paints a raw, captivating self-portrait. 

Co-presented with French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF)’s Crossing the Line Festival and CCN2 – Centre chorégraphique national de Grenoble. Part of BRIDGING, an initiative co-developed and supported by the Edmond de Rothschild Foundations.

Additional Events

Oct 11-14
Movement Research Workshop with Rachid Ouramdane + Annie Hanauer
This workshop will explore collective intelligences where participants "will develop actions and sequences to generate a chain reaction of movements carried on by a community of people."
Abrons Art Center
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Oct 15 at 5PM
BRIDGING Artist Talk  
How can institutions best address cultural inequality? 
Rachid Ouramdane joins arts leaders from both sides of the Atlantic to share strategies for effecting change.

Keynote: Patrick Weil, Yale professor, French historian, and political scientist

Rachid Ouramdane, choreographer and Co-Director of National Choreographic Center, Grenoble
Firoz Ladak, CEO of the Edmond de Rothschild Foundation, Paris
Zeyba Rahman, Senior Program Officer for the Building Bridges program at the Doris Duke Foundation, New York

Moderator: Thomas Lax, Associate Curator at MoMA

Baryshnikov Arts Center, Jerome Robbins Theater
Free Admission / RSVP Now

"Impressions of: Rachid Ouramdane's "TORDRE (WROUGHT)" at Baryshinkov Arts Center as part of the FIAF Festival"

"Review: A Choreographer’s Head-Spinning Turns as Self-Revelation"

Rachid Ouramdane
Artist Bio

Rachid Ouramdane

Rachid Ouramdane has been making art projects since 1995. He is an Associate Artist at the Theâtre de la ville in Paris, and at the Bonlieu Theater in Annecy, France. He is regularly invited to work on a variety of collaborations, such as the Lyon Opera Ballet (Superstars - 2006, All around - 2014); the Russian company Migrazia during a residence in Siberia for the Intradance project (Russia) (Borscheviks... a true story... - 2010); and for the 20th birthday of Candoco Dance Company (UK) with disabled dancers (Looking back - 2011). 

Since Ouramdane founded L’A. dance company, his work is based on a meticulous collection of evidence, in collaboration with filmmakers or authors. Through the art of dance he aims to contribute to social debates through choreographic pieces that develop a poetics of testimony. Alongside his creative projects, Ouramdane is working to enhance the transmission and exchange through the management of international workshops for artistic research in France, Romania, Netherlands, Brazil, and the U.S.

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