“Inimage” by Althea Dance Company

Althea Dance Company and the participants of the In Motion III dance workshop  would have loved to perform for you in the Grand Salon, but after several tentative date changes for Soloïde, we started thinking about alternatives. The result is a video project inviting you to discover some hidden corners of the FEU that you would not see when attending an event. Althea Dance Company, in artistic residency at FEU since 2018, have always shown a desire to work with and in the spaces that are made available to them; Inimage is the creative response to this difficult period for artistic creation, and it is a challenge that the workshop participants took on with joy and imagination.

Between dream and reality, Inimage is a journey into the imagination of the mind. It is the abolition of the boundaries of reality, a place where the mind is in control and where the viewer is transported to unusual and surprising places. In this time of confinement, we have to think of the stage in a new way by extending the possibilities for both the dancer and the audience. This film is the culmination of the work of the participants during the workshop organized by Althea Dance Company in January 2021 at the Fondation des États-Unis. 

-Thea Bautista

About the Company

Althea Dance Company focuses on international collaboration with artists from different fields such as writers, musicians, painters or visuals artists. The company explores new ways of sharing dance with the audience and how to reach to people who may not be used to the contemporary dance scene. Follow Althea Dance on Facebook and Instagram!

Creative Team

Thea Bautista is a French, Mexican and American dancer and choreographer and she is the founder and artistic director of Althea Dance Company. She studied music and dance for 10 years at the Maurice Ravel conservatory in Paris before leaving for New York City to continue her training at the Perdiance Capezio Center, where she earned her diploma in 2013. In France, Thea danced for the Ballet Ethéry Pagava and for the Corps à Sons ensemble. In the US she worked on several projects with renowned choreographers such as Charlotta Öfverholm, Milton Myers, Ronald K. Brown, Catherina Rago, Shawn Bible and with companies such as Oniin Dance Company, Azul Dance Theater, Hose Work Dance Project and IKADA Dance Company. Thea created her first choreography in 2016 and founded Althea Dance Company in 2017. She is currently working on several projects to be presented in New York, France and Mexico.

Sarah Le Guenno is a contemporary French dancer from Brittany and Associate Director of Althea Dance Company. She began ballet at the age of 4 and then explored different techniques such as modern jazz, hip hop, folk dance and contemporary dance in Brittany. Sarah danced in CND competitions and in musicals where she received several awards. She joined the non-profit A Portée De Chœur as a dancer and choreographer for 3 years. At the age of 18, Sarah trained in Classical and Contemporary dance at the Danceworks studio in London and then, in 2015, in New York City at the Peridance Capezio Centre. She works with different companies and choreographers such as: Oniin Dance Companie, Ronald K. Brown, BS Mouvment, Catherina Rago, Jackie Nowiki, Diego De Funes Company, Shawn Bible and Igal Perry.

Workshop Participants

George Butler (FEU alumnus), Juliette Challet, Zoé Champagne, Achraf Daghar (FEU resident), Nina Fekonja, Eléa Guilloteau, Élodie Pouyet, Héloïse Prévot (FEU resident), Carla Ribey, Amy Van Weert

Practical Information

Presentation of Inimage and the documentary about the workshop via Zoom (no more than 30 mins) upon reservation.
Dates : March 24 & 25, 2021 | Times : 18h15 & 13h30 | Facebook Event Wednesday | Thursday

Wednesday March 24 at 18:15

Thursday, March 25 at 13:30

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