Thierry Thieû Niang is not unknown to the world of opera. Indeed he is the artistic collaborator of Patrice Chéreau during the mythical creation of The house of the dead of Leos Janácek under the musical direction of Pierre Boulez at the festival of Aix en Provence in 2007. He returns to the opera rich of his work choreographer now recognized for its singularity and richness. A large audience was able to discover it in particular with the documentary A young girl of 90 years directed by Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi and released in 2017. Thierry Thieû Niang works to make dance a very diverse public, that they are old or in situation of handicap . At the invitation of the 3rd Stage, he opens the Bastille Opera Workshops to childhood. For his first experience of realization, he surrounds himself with the director of photography Eponine Momenceau and sound engineer François Waledisch to capture the beautiful escape of two children in the bowels of the Opera Bastille. In this interview, he talks about the genesis of Fugue, the 3rd Stage Festival at La Gaîté Lyrique and the happy encounter between his work and the 7th art.
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