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Kata

Anne Nguyen and Compagnie par Terre2018-06-09

Holland Festival

Holland Festival

Eight breakdancers present the start of a whole new martial art form in Kata. The French choreographer Anne Nguyen is a celebrated breakdancer, who loves martial arts, particularly viet vo dao, Brazilian jiu-jitsu and capoeira, where dance and martial arts already meet. In Kata her dancers perform individually and as a group in a series of movements with (imaginary) opponents. She uses these movements, most of which come from breakdancing, to create a contemporary form of martial arts with urban dance. Kata is a strong performance of a new ritual with which to resist contemporary forms of oppression.

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  • Title: Kata
  • Creator: Anne Nguyen, Compagnie par Terre
  • Date Created: 2018-06-09
  • Rights: Photographer: Janiek Dam

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