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Saint-Denis Market & Basilica of Saint-Denis
June 25, 29, 30 and July 1, 2, 6, 7 & 9, 2022

An immersive experience that merges contemporary performance and the ancient art of storytelling, SPACES is a site-specific participatory work, created and performed with the local community that gives this place its life and identity.

In Saint-Denis, audience members are guided in groups by silent dancers on a musical and dance journey that starts at the Halle du Marché and finishes at the Basilica of Saint-Denis. On the way, they meet local residents who share personal intimate moments of their lives in their city.

Trailer from the SPACES: Saint Denis 2021 version. 

The first iteration of SPACES: Saint Denis was presented in the fall of 2021. In the summer of 2022 the Saint-Denis Market and Basilica of Saint-Denis will host an expanded version of SPACES with new stories, dance, and music.

June 25, 29 & 30 and July 1, 2, 6, 7 & 9, 2022 at 7:30pm

Meet at the Halle du Marché (entrance on Rue Gabriel Péri) and finish at the Basilica Saint-Denis
Duration: 1h30min
Free admission | Ticket reservation obligatory

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Basilica of Saint-Denis. Photo: Isabelle Boitet / Photononstop

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Saint-Denis Market. Photo: Seevisit Patrick Palmas

General Artistic Director: Simón Adinia Hanukai

Assistant to the Director: Marie Schnakenbourg

Production Assistant: Mélanie Dorey 

Choreographers: Sandrine RenaRobin and Gabin Nuissier, with Lauren Cox

Dancers: Clarisse Tognella, Fabrice Mahicka, Marguerite Mboulé and Raphaël Mingau

Music Director: Lehna

Music: Lehna (musician, singer, composer), Brahima Diakite (percussion), Mathilde Long (cellist, singer) and Moussa Drame (percussion)

Singers: Sarah Pernon Garcia, Marie Léa Gatti, Jeanne Gatti, Rachel Plat, Kristel Cosker, Marion Leloutre, Faten Asselin-Mezhoud, Valentina Canseco and Laurène Barnel

Video and Lighting: Selma Bourdon (Collectif Ascidiacea)

Lighting: Nicolas Mimault (Collectif Ascidiacea)

Technical Director: Flavie Tertrais

Costume Design: Lauren Cox and Mélanie Dorey

Co-production Légendes Urbaines: Laure Gayet and Hannah Angely

Administration: J'aime beaucoup ce que vous faites

Produced by Kaimera Productions and co-produced by Légendes Urbaines, in partnership with Centre des monuments nationaux. 

 

The concept for SPACES was created by Jonathan Camuzeaux, Lauren Cox and Simón Adinia Hanukai.

In partnership with the Culture Department, the District Offices, the Market of the City of Saint-Denis,and the Basilica of Saint-Denis/Centre des monuments nationaux.

With the support of City of Saint-Denis and the Department of Seine-Saint-Denis which supports the City of Saint-Denis for SPACES, Contrat de ville/ANCT, Institut français, DRAC Ile-de-France, Périféeries 2028, and Fondation Polycarpe.

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SPACES: Saint Denis 2021

September 30 and October 6, 8 & 9, 2021 at 7:30pm

October 1 at 6:00pm

SPACES: Saint-Denis. Photo by Philippe Kattan
SPACES: Saint-Denis. Photo by Philippe Kattan
SPACES: Saint-Denis. Photo by Yann Mambert
SPACES: Saint-Denis. Photo by Yann Mambert
SPACES: Saint-Denis. Photo by Philippe Kattan
SPACES: Saint-Denis. Photo by Philippe Kattan
SPACES: Saint-Denis. Photo by Philippe Kattan
SPACES: Saint-Denis. Photo by Yann Mambert

SPACES: Saint Denis 2021 was presented at the Halle du Marché and the Basilica of Saint-Denis in the fall of 2021 and was developed in parallel with SPACES: Oakland.

SPACES: Saint-Denis 2021 involved an intensive creation process that was based on a series of storytelling events. The events, organized in cooperation with the 7 district offices of the city of Saint-Denis, invited residents at a dedicated place indoors or in the street, in shared gardens, or during local events, to recount a story that connected them with the city of Saint-Denis. 

General Artistic Director: Simón Adinia Hanukai

Assistant to the Director: Marie Schnakenbourg

Production Assistant: Mélanie Dorey 

Storytellers: Samir Adjabi, Zineb Bouakaz, Nelly Debert, Françoise Douzenelle, Awatef El Malki, Fatima Guerri, Gladys Guillaume, Imen El Ferchichi, Sandrine Loncle, Danielle Ludon "Mamie Danielle", Djenawelle Mayimbi, Mounir Melhoul, Swen, Victor Neyra, Luc Pinto "dealer de livres", Kenza Sallah and Diangou Traoré

Choreographers: Sandrine RenaRobin and Gabin Nuissier, with Lauren Cox

Dancers: Clarisse Tognella, Fabrice Mahicka, Marguerite Mboulé and Gabin Nuissier

Music Director: Lehna

Music: Lehna (musician, singer, composer), Brahima Diakite (percussion), Mathilde Long (cellist, singer) and Moussa Drame (percussion)

Singers: Sarah Pernon Garcia, Marie Léa Gatti, Jeanne Gatti, Rachel Plat, Kristel Cosker, Marion Leloutre, Faten Asselin-Mezhoud, Valentina Canseco and Laurène Barnel

Video and Lighting: Selma Bourdon (Collectif Ascidiacea)

Lighting: Nicolas Mimault (Collectif Ascidiacea)

Technical Director: Fabien Gougeon

Costume Design: Lauren Cox and Mélanie Dorey

Press Officer: Nathalie Gasser

Co-production Légendes Urbaines: Laure Gayet and Hannah Angely

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Download the program for SPACES: Saint-Denis  (pdf file, in French).

Produced by Kaimera Productions and co-produced by Légendes Urbaines, in partnership with Centre des monuments nationaux. 

Developed as part of the Oakland/Saint-Denis cooperation project of Villa San Francisco in coproduction with the French American Cultural Society, the Institut Français, California Humanities, and in collaboration with Légendes Urbaines, which brought together urban and cultural actors, institutions and academics in the San Francisco Bay Area and Grand Paris.

In partnership with the Culture Department, the District Offices, the Market of the City of Saint-Denis,
 the Basilica of Saint-Denis/Centre des monuments nationaux, La ligne 13 - pôle ressource sur le Hip hop, le musée d’art et d’histoire de Saint-Denis, Théâtre Gérard Philipe, 6 b.

With the support of the French Embassy in the U.S., French American Cultural Society, Institut français, Contrat de ville/ANCT, DRAC Ile-de-France, City of Saint-Denis and the Department of Seine-Saint-Denis which supports the City of Saint-Denis for SPACES.

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For more information on SPACES, click here or download the PDF below. 

🇫🇷 For the French version of this page, click here.