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Launch of the 24th Festival de Danse CannesCote d’Azur France

Launch of the 24th Festival de Danse Cannes – Côte d’Azur France

To mark the start of the new academic year on the Méliès campus, the Festival de Danse Cannes Cote d’Azur France (to be held from November 24 to December 10, 2023) opened its doors to students with a free performance of WO-MAN by choreographer Amala Dianor.


WO-MAN is a 20-minute solo by dancer Nangaline Gomis, which will be performed today at the G. Méliès university campus, before touring Cannes’ secondary schools for 20 performances (October 9-13 and November 6-10). Each performance will be followed by a discussion with the students, who will be able to ask questions, exchange ideas and share their feelings directly with the artist.

This piece is the story of an encounter between choreographer Amala Dianor and dancer Nangaline Gomis. Wo-Man is a female version inspired by his solo Man Rec, the founding piece of Amala Dianor’s repertoire. Imbued with all her technical influences (hip hop, contemporary and African dance…), this hybrid and singular solo questions the identity of the individual and his or her relationship with others.

This meeting will enable students to discover the world of choreographer Amala Dianor, who will present the world premiere of his new creation DUB in Cannes on Saturday December 9, following a creative residency at the Palais des Festivals de Cannes. DUB is inspired by urban 2.0 dances – whacking, dancehall, hell, jookin, pantsula – which are developing in underground circles, widely disseminated on social networks.

From November 14 to 18, elementary school in Cannes will host another touring show, Et si tu danses. This interactive show, a cross between theater and dance, follows in the footsteps of Petit Poucet, and was conceived by Marion Levy.