Anne Nguyen

Cie Par Terre

Heracles on his head

Anne Nguyen © Patrick Berger


January 4th to 8th 2022

L'Échapée, Rillieux-la-Pape

As part of the Accueil-studio project

Note of intent

In 2024, breakdance will spring to the forefront of the international sporting scene. In Heracles on his head, choreographer and stage director Anne Nguyen proposes a meta-referential look at some of the issues raised by the event. She explores the values of sports and art, using the opportunity to reflect more broadly on our society.

In Heracles on his head, three breakdance champions, two men and one woman, are preparing for the future sports competition under the coaching of a trainer, who pushes them beyond their limits. Adhering to his (sometimes over-the-top) instructions, the three dancers train and lend themselves to themed battles. Strong-mindedness, competition strategy, development of physical capacity: the trainer prepares his athletes both meticulously and painstakingly. 

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Demo : January 6th 2022 – Reservation :


Text & choreography : Anne Nguyen 
Choreographic assistant : Yann Richard 
Actor-dancer : Jean-Baptiste Saunier 
Dancers (break) : Fabrice Mahicka, Hugo de Vathaire