Alexandre Fandard


October 4, 2023 21:00

Palazzina Reale di Firenze | IT

15€ / 13€ * / 10€ **

* Over 65; Arci, Unicoop Firenze, Controradio Club, Touring Club Italiano, Lungarno, IREOS, Centro Pecci Prato cardholders, holders of tickets for exhibitions and Amici di Palazzo Strozzi
** University, Accademia Belle Arti, IED, Polimoda students; students of dance schools with special agreements

The ticket also includes Se faire la belle by Leïla Ka.

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Alexandre Fandard takes on the image of a young man from the urban margins; his postures and the fear he arouses.
In turn barbaric, riffraff, potential terrorist and eternal stranger, the “youth from the suburbs” is often a masculine figure, despised, adulated, sacrificed or eroticised.

Alexandre Fandard’s creations as a visual artist and choreographer never remain fixated in one form and bring to the stage all these rock-solid archetypes. In this new research in solo, he rehabilitates the youth from the suburbs as a symbol.

The dancer wears the French flag on his jacket and uses this symbol as an attempt to redeem this figure, while transforming himself into a national product in its own right.

Alexandre Fandard is a French visual artist and choreographer who always seeks new ways to express himself. His choreographic writing stems from the need to portray what is not said with words.
After a brief stint at the International Dance Academy of Paris, he started performing works directed by Brett Bailey such as Exhibit b for three years consecutively, while continuing his work as a painter. This experience reinforced his taste and his desire to see space, movement and dance through a radical pictorial perspective, where the image speaks as much as the body Fandard also performed with La Cie de Soi, in Heroes (Prélude) by the choreographer Redouhanne El Meddeb. In 2017, as a resident choreographer at Centquatre Paris, he made his first solo Some remains so, acclaimed in France and abroad and with which he was selected as laureate 2018 FORTE (Ile de France). In September 2020, he created the duo Très loin, à l’horizon. This piece demonstrates the thoughtful vision of his sculptural choreography. Fandard also performed in the new piece by Olivier de Sagazan. In 2022 Fandard created Comme un symbole. With this piece, he is the laureate of the European dance network Aerowaves.
The choreographer is supported by international and French organisations, in particular by the Centquatre-Paris, L’Espace 1789, La Villette, Etoile du Nord, CDCN La Briqueterie, CDCN d’Avignon Les Hivernales.

choreography, dance, sound design: Alexandre Fandard
light design: Chloé Sellier
partners and supports: Le CENTQUATRE-PARIS, L’Étoile du nord – scène conventionnée, L’Espace 1789 – scène conventionnée, Théâtre de Vanves – scène conventionnée, La Briqueterie – CDCN, Le SEPT CENT QUATRE VINGT TROIS / Cie 29×27, Festival Hip Opsession – Pick Up production, Festival 30/30, Festival Fabbrica Europa, Karukera Ballet (Guadeloupe), La Commanderie-SQY, Collectif 12

Comme un symbole at Fabbrica Europa is supported by Fondazione Nuovi Mecenati – Fondazione franco-italiana di sostegno alla creazione contemporanea.

The show is part of the Florence Art Week 2023 programme (September 28 – October 8).











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