Julienne Doko (DK)

Mémoires Perdues (Lost Memories)
| Friday 11 February
At 10:00 – 11:30
Tanssin talo - Dance House Helsinki / Lobby

Mémoires Perdues questions the notions of collective memory and progress. Do we really learn from the lessons of the past? The same patterns of oppression and violence seem to be replaying and we are like Sisyphus pushing the boulder uphill, forced to perpetually start over when it rolls back down again. Mémoires Perdues is an emotional response to this seemingly endless repetition of pain, a cry for the urgency of memory for our future. The piece establishes a dialogue both between past and future, movement and spoken word.

Artist / Company Bio

Julienne Doko is a dance performer, teacher and choreographer with roots in France and Central African Republic, and based in Denmark. She practises multiple styles and as a choreographer, Julienne creates her dance vocabulary by drawing from a wide array of dance styles, such as contemporary (African-contemporary movement) and traditional (West African dances, Afro-Brazilian) in addition to ballet, jazz and hip hop. Julienne has performed internationally with a number of companies, at festivals, on TV shows and in musicals. She has also produced several dance videos that were selected for international dance film festivals.

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  • Choreography, dance

    Julienne Doko
  • Spoken word

    Hannah Kvam
  • Music composition

    Gert Østergård Pedersen
  • Song

    Wardruna - Algir
  • Produced by

    Residency: Funceb (Fundação Cultural do Estado da Bahia), Salvador de Bahia, Brazil.
  • Premiere date and place

    December 2nd 2019, Oslo, Norway.
  • Duration (minutes)

    7:40 min
  • Stage dimensions

    Minimum: 37' large X 27' deep
  • Target group

    From 8 years old and up