AOmaon

AOmaon collectif is a creative collective dedicated to choreographic and visual art. Its aspiration is to generate collaborations between movements and other artistic branches. AOmaon collectif, founded in 2019, is directed by two young French artists: Adélie Lavail and Olivia Grassot. It all began during their training at the Rambert school of Ballet and contemporary dance where they developed their artistic identity and found a common interest in choreography to generate their own movement language. 

AOmaon collectif
AOmaon collectif
AOmaon collectif

-Utopia Room-

Utopia Room, a choreographic duet, was performed as part of Resolution Festival 2020, an annual festival of new choreography and performance works in London. 

Utopia Room explores the mental and physical connection where present and past moments merge together. This creation derives from social experiences, especially related to human interactions such as the different political conflicts we encounter nowadays. The dancers expose indirectly the power that influence can have over a group of individuals, as well as the reaction it would provoke in our society. 

In a world driven by absurds codes dictating our daily live, this piece discusses the embellishment of perfection and represents the imperfection itself in a complete parallel world. Human is also defined by his imperfection, his difference and by his sensitivity. We cannot ignore certain behaviors. However does beauty not emerge from our moment of vulnerability?

Idealizing perfection is willingly ignoring the beauty of humanity: sensitivity and vulnerability. Utopia Room suggest its audience to detach itself from categorizing masses and to reconnect with its consciousness of the self. Moreover It invites its audience to the reflection of the notion of individuals within our society.

 'Wearing matching oversized suits in opposing colours, they expertly offer a warped reflection with complex, intricate and comedic choreography. However, following a startling explosion of confetti, things takes a sober twist and the movement strays from the comical into more vulnerable territory. Muted, greyscale colouring, an army of forgotten balloons floating eerily in the background, discarded confetti littering the floor, we are left with the feeling of being abandoned at a melancholy birthday party. As the shortest piece of the evening, you'll wish it were longer.'

-Hannah Barron

'Utopia Room managed the rare distinction of being a mass of disparate influences within a work that still possessed a rounded structural symmetry. They performed mostly as a duet, initially in close harmony with the familiar music of The Girl from Ipanema. The baggy outer elements of their ill-fitting suits were eventually peeled away and a third performer (Julia Ueda as a kind of irregular “magician’s” assistant) brought on props and burst pink balloons. A surprising reveal of a spinney of said balloons at variable heights against the back wall was a clever coup de théâtre.'

-Graham Watts

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Direction & choreography: 

Adélie Lavail, Olivia Grassot

Designers:

Eliandro Monteiro, Ifigeneia Gkarani

Lightings:

Lucia Sanchez Roldan

Music:

The Girl From Ipanema (Antonio Carlos Jobim)

Malagueña (Perez Prado)

Performers: 

Adélie  Lavail, Olivia Grassot, Julia Ueda

Guest Choreography

AOmaon collectif is willing to be active artistically, culturally and with educational purpose.

In 2019 Adélie Lavail and Olivia Grassot were invited as emerging choreographers to make 4 creations on the youth ballet of Synopsis dance school in Perpignan.
Those creations has been performed for their December show and competitions such as YAGP.

 

-Dance, share, learn-

Get in touch

ao.collectif@gmail.com

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