Nina Santes FR
Who are our witches? Where do they come from? Here at Antigel? At the crossroads of documentary work and magical ritual, five performers cast a spell on the established order.
Born out of her desire to extend her work of embodying marginal characters which she began with her solo Self-made Man, Nina Santes takes hold of a new figure of otherness for her first group piece, i.e. the witch. Beyond the practice of witchcraft, she invokes this figure as a social construct: She who is branded or self-proclaimed as a witch; she who is rejected or who voluntarily chooses to live in the margins; she who is deviant, dangerous; she who takes hold of her body and actions to cast a spell on the established order.
Cast and Credits
Design Nina Santes
Creation Soa de Muse, Nanyadji Ka-Gara, Nina Santes, Betty Tchomanga, Lise Vermot
Light design Annie Leuridan
Scenography Célia Gondol
Artistic collaboration Lynda Rahal
Vocal work consultancy Jean-Baptiste Veyret-Logerias, Olivier Normand
Documentary research in collaboration with Camille Ducellier
Production La Fronde
Coproduction Le Phare/Centre chorégraphique national du Havre Haute Normandie, Le Musée de la Danse/Centre chorégraphique national de Rennes, CDC Atelier de Paris-Carolyn Carlson, CCNO/Centre chorégraphique national d'Orléans, Fonds de dotation du Quartz-Scène nationale de Brest
Partners Theatre des Brigittines, Brussels
With the support of DRAC Ile de France as part of structuring assistance to choreographic companies, ARCADI, Adami and Spedidam