The short forms

The 6th Dimension company offers some shows around the topic of “Woman”, drawing a parallel between two shows of its repertoire, that can be performed in short “all terrain” forms.

 

Women’s Aspects

This show is a contemporary satire about women’s life (2007 creation, reworked in a short form in 2015).

Duration : 15 minutes

A show for 3 hip-hop dancers that questions our vision of femininity.

The choreographer, Séverine Bidaud, humorously evokes the obsession with perfection,which resides in today’s women, in order to highlight the contradictions of a complex identity. 

Within themselves, the feelings tumble out, a voice is given to them, to symbolize their thoughts, to fuel the audience’s imaginary and to make them travel between fantasy and reality.  

“Being a perfect mother. I am not very available for my child, I need to buy time. Time to make my brain more available. (…) I need some support, to add shelves, to fix them to a wall. I need to set myself somewhere (…).”

The pared-down scenography allows the creation of symbolic spaces and breaks between daily moments and dreamlike and intimate moments.

In a frenetic pace, they make a mockery of the image of the « working girl » to invite the audience to question its own evidences.

 

I feel good

(2010 creation, reworked in a short form in 2015)

Duration : a short version of 25 minutes with 3 dancers

In our society that advocates the cult of the beauty, the choreographer shares with us her vision of old age and the challenges to face a society of exclusion. With three hip-hop dancers, she draws with tenderness, nostalgia and humor, three portraits of women who see the effects of the passing of time. While we believe that the body no longer speaks when we get older, the unbridled dancers express their creativity, to remind us that old age is not a pathology.

They perform to jazz musics from the 20’s and the 30’s that have been  “refreshed” by rhythms of hip-hop that are the result of a surprising mix of styles. Charleston, Shim-sham, Tango and Waltz cross the generous energy of the urban dances.

These two forms can be presented separately or coupled in order to offer a more varied show. Moreover, the company also offers the possibility to close these extracts with two participative dances with the audience, mixing hip-hop dance and popular dances from the 20’s and the 30’s (duration: 10 minutes), always with this perspective to create a moment of exchange and sharing wit the spectators. 

These two forms are performed in a flexible space of 6 metres and 4 metres of depth. The show is compatible with any stages and have just 3 chairs and a table for set.

Choreography Séverine Bidaud

Choreography assistant Jane-Carole Bidaud

Performed by Jane-Carole Bidaud, Aline DaSilva, Amélie Jousseaume

Costumes (for the show “I feel good”) Isabelle Lemarié

Texts and voice (for the show “Women’s Aspects”) Muriel Henry