LA ZOUZE - Christophe Haleb Cie

A cross-disciplinary career

For 18 years, LA ZOUZE - Christophe Haleb Cie has been upholding its choreographic writing process and artistic creativity within the contemporary dance field. Based on research work covering other artforms, this process is open to interdisciplinarity and team dynamics.

LA ZOUZE is a sensitive production area, a set of artistic practices which question the notions of "movement" and "language" in all their meanings, thus dealing with different kinds of issues, such as space, body and mind as well as artistic interventions, in relation to different persons and audiences. An approach which puts the issues at stake into contact with reality, emotions, love, etc.

LA ZOUZE's aesthetic, theoretical or political approach of dance concretely activates an experimentation field, where each artist can become involved in a singular way and play with one another. Thus arise the issues of space installation, presence of and in space, well-being, work, destiny, time appropriation, relation to oneself and others, communication... This approach strives to build a singular and collective imaginary world, inscribed in reality and the combination of elements deriving from of our urban, popular, choreographic, erotic, physical and philosophical culture, as a way of transcending one's social condition.

Several connecting styles and levels, formats, genres and representations can be brought into play. A roundtrip between the stage and "off site", which is part of the ongoing reflection and artistic activity of LA ZOUZE.
…This is the first year for the funding agreement with the Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication - DRAC Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur. La Zouze – Christophe Haleb Cie is also subsidized by the Conseil Régional Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, the Conseil Général des Bouches-du-Rhône and the city of MARSEILLE.

Crédit photo - Robin Petillault