show for 8 dancers – creation 2016

Hunting tool, toy or music instrument, the boomerang has crossed spaces and our imaginaries since the dawn of time. As violence, immemorial, is inscribed in our humanity and lives in our present lives. This tangible violence which grows a little more every day, invites itself to our side, interferes with us. A violence which expresses itself with acts and words but also in the very arcana of our system where words such as growth, flexibility and productivity lead to logics of destroying truculence.

Nevertheless, as red can represent bleeding blood and beating heart, violence is not only destructive : it can also be strength. Strength of anger and rage, the one that allows surpassing oneself, backward flow boldness, gathering burst, “no” predication, again and again, face to frenzy of running times. Variation on the same theme from different angles, boomerang offers this energy that lives within ourselves, whether we want it or not.

Powered by the taste of challenge and game, Bouba Landrille Tchouda throws eight dancers on stage and enlists energy and bodies’ sensuality, sometimes sharp, poetical or playful. He tries to provoke a dialogue within these moving forces as well as lightening some of our weaknesses and contradictions. What human being can be ashamed but also proud of : putting into dance power situations of submission, reinventing war games, composing life-saving illusions.

Lives. Violence.

These two words sound like they have the same starting point. They reverberate : they depend on what we do with them…



“… In each dancer’s move, there is desire, anger, aggressiveness, passion, frustration… but also a kind of resistance to oppression. Bodies on stage have the elegance and the dazzle of a boomerang thrown in the air…”
Prune Vellot, les affiches de grenoble, 27 janvier 2017

“…Playing on the discrepancy between softness and violence, dance often comes together as abruptly as defeated in sudden impulses and sudden slow motions. Of course, one can see in these uncompromising relationships a reflection of our world full of noise and fury, where aggressiveness only matches indifference. Body language is inventive and exceeds far beyond hip-hop frame …”
Agnès Izrine, 1er décembre 2016,

“… In circles or alone, fighting against each other or all united in front of a same danger, the eight dancers develop at once a deeply grounded and light dance. Their moves are illuminated by reciprocity, in a couple of either aggressive scenes, or delicate and sensitive ones. One can admire the technique and creativity of its performers, chosen for their personalities and their ability to develop, from a very common theme, original moves and proposals…”
Isabelle Calabre, décembre 2016, ballroom n°12

“… Bouba Landrille Tchouda remains faithful to his search for a political dance that questions what makes or destroy society. Faithful to what has been hip-hop at the beginning, a dance that lets human expression possible…”
Martine Pullara, 8 novembre 2016, lyon capitale



crédit photo : Fabrice Hernandez


chorégraphie bouba landrille tchouda /interprétation aïda boudrigua, jeanne azoulay / en alternance, eddy cadiche, aurélien collewet « biscuit », aline corrêa, sonia delbost-henry, michel « in-hoon » galmin, alexandra jezouin, jim krummenacker / dramaturgie olivier hespel / scénographie rodrigue glombard / lumière fabrice crouzet / costumes claude murgia / musique yvan talbot / attaché de presse olivier saksik / diffusion mitiki – bertrand guerry

coproduction  maison de la danse – Lyon / mc2 grenoble / ccn de grenoble / chateau rouge annemasse / grand angle voiron avec le soutien du pacifique | cdc – grenoble / le centre chorégraphique national de grenoble dans le cadre de l’accueil studio 2016, la spedidam, l’adami remerciements centre culturel l’ilyade – seyssinet / espace 600 – scène régionale- grenoble

calendrier 2017- 2018

16 novembre 2017
festival Kalypso – Créteil (94)

21 novembre 2017
Le Grand angle – Voiron (38)

7 décembre 2017
Scène Nationale La Garance – Cavaillon (84)

18 janvier 2018
La Rampe – Echirolles (38)

19 janvier 2018
La Rampe – Echirolles (38)

24 janvier 2018
Théâtre Municipal – Villefranche sur Saône (69)

calendrier 2016- 2017

4 novembre 2016
5 novembre 2016
7 novembre 2016
Le Toboggan – Décines (69) programmation Maison de la Danse de Lyon

22 novembre 2016
Maison des Arts – Thonon (74)

24 janvier 2017
Château Rouge – Annemasse (74)

8 et 9 février 2017
MC2 – Grenoble (38)

12 avril 2017
festival Hiphopérationnel – Limoges (87)