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March 28th – April 2nd, 2017 / Cinema Muzeul Țăranului & Cinema Elvire Popesco / the 7th edition


Directed by: 
Cinema Elvire Popesco - Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 18:00
Cinema Muzeul Țăranului - Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 20:30
Written by: 
(LA)HORDE: Brutti / Debrouwer / Harel / Signoret
Garance Coquart, Ylva Falk, Loïc Vinciguerra, Théo Michallet, Edgar Scassa
Kaname Onoyama
Édouard Mailaender
Baptiste Marie
Richard Frances, Maxime Daoud, Adrien Daoud
Cité Du Design, Biennale Internationale du Design de Saint-Étienne, Saint-Étienne Métropole, Commune de Saint-Chamond, (LA)HORDE
Romanian Premiere
With Novaciéries, the artists of the (LA)HORDE collective put forward their reinterpretation of a post-internet dance staged in what looks like an abandoned workshop. Jumpstyle, a dance emerged from the mainstream Hardcore, owes its existence to online self-broadcasting and although its coming into being is captivating in its own right, the authors choose not to loiter on the subject. Instead, the film combines performance and cinema to make a choreographed and metaphysical portrait of the post-industrial world. Masked dancers perform the characteristic jumps in empty spaces. Two forklifts join in with gracefully synchronized movements, and humans and machinery dance together to the sound of the Hardcore anthem Hardcore to the Bone turned into a lyrical lament. Meanwhile, videos shared on youtube and other platforms interwine, announcing a post-cinematic era. (Adina Marin, BIEFF 2017)


(LA)HORDE is a collective of three artists: Marine Brutti, Jonathan Debrouwer and Arthur Harel. Their body of work is developed through film direction, video installation, performance, stage direction and choreographic creation. (LA)HORDE creates unstable universes and mesmerizing fictions that challenge the viewer into his way of experiencing and apprehending the artwork. Their leitmotiv is to question and swap the codes of different artistic scenes as contemporary art and living art.

Festivals, awards: 
  • International Film Festival Rotterdam 2016
  • Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival 2016
  • Cinedans - Dance on Screen Festival Amsterdam 2016
  • Silver Lynx Award for Best Experimental Short - New Directors/New Films, Portugal 2016
  • Choreoscope - Festival Internacional de Cine de Danza de Barcelona, Spain 2016
  • Dance Film Festival Vol.4! Kiev 2016
  • Festival Screedance Scotland at Centre for Contemporary Arts Glasgow 2016
Director's statement:
We wanted to explore the notion of surpassing, of breathing new life into the way dance is being filmed. There is a significant opening towards dance, it is given a strongly advertised presence, but things stop at the simplified, spectacular level. With this film, we decided to put together a performance for the self-taught, teaching them how to concentrate their energy and keep it there for as long as possible. ((LA)HORDE)
We owe the earliest YouTube Jumpstyle videos to young dancers who made webcam recordings of themselves dancing in their rooms. The usage, the come-and-go between real and virtual, and between online and offline, is a fascinating question: the jumpers' communities were born on the Internet before their members actually came face to face. The Internet has opened ways for these dances to circulate and to be taught and learned completely independent of any institution. (LA)HORDE's Marine Brutti for Libération)