by Jolie Ngemi
Chakamadesu AUC is a contemporary technique developed by the teacher, choreographer and dancer Jolie Ngemi Reymond. Her artistic work that includes Contemporary, Afro and Urban’s dances, has led her to develop this unique style of intense and powerful technicality, which is also constituted by improvisation, rhythms, speed, and strength by grounding oneself to the floor.
Participants will be guided through a series of technical exercises to connect with the groove and essence of each of these styles, the workshop also includes improvisation moments where each dancer is encouraged to develop their own style or code, using their own skills combined with Jolie’s propositions. This offer is aimed at all performers, regardless of their experience in any of these dance styles. Expect an intense leg workout, hip movements and work with rhythm and speed. Overall, Chakamadesu AUC is a way to surprise yourself while practicing how to move through space. Fluidity, getting grounded to the floor, embodiment, letting oneself give in to the dance, trance, and jerky movements are part of the technicality of AUC. The idea is that at the end of the class, everyone leaves the room with their own Chakamadesu AUC Code.
Jolie Ngemi Reymond is a dancer, choreographer, teacher, and musician. She lives in Switzerland and works internationally. Congolese by nationality, born in Kinshasa on 16 April 1989. Jolie has been practicing dance professionally since 2000 and has obtained other diplomas and certificates in the artistic field.
She started dancing in the Protestant church from Kinshasa. As a teenager, she danced in the Rue Des Danses Urbains Hip-hop. At the age of 17 she met the choreographer Jacque Bana Yanga with whom she deepened her contemporary dance skills. With this experience, she has gone through almost all the stages that make up the story of a dancer of the new generation. In 2008 she was part of a creation by choreographer Thomas Steyeart. The creation was touring in Africa as well as in Europe. In 2011, she collaborates with Ula Sicle and Yann Leguay, while creating a solo called Jolie. In 2012 she was invited to the U.S.A. to represent women at the festival “New York Live Arts’” in 2012. In 2013 she was accepted to study at P.A.R.T.S, where she trained for two years. Afterwards, she was discovered by the choreographer Boris Charmatz which led to the realization of two “night dance” shows. The first one on the story of Charlie Hebdo, and the “night dance” show 10,000 gestures” which toured in France, Belgium, England, Germany, Switzerland, and other countries… In 2015, she was part of the project “SAL-TO” by David Zambrano. She created her solo show “Identity na ngayi” in 2018 in Geneva for the festival “La Bâtie”. It was presented in Geneva, Bale, Brussels, and Utrecht.
Today she teaches in several institutions such as La Manufacture (Switzerland), the Academy of Theater and Dance in Amsterdam, or Tictac Art Centre. In september 2021 she created the Bosnagani Festival in Kinshasa.
Monday till Friday
14:30 – 18:30
Registration fee of 80€ (as part of the 200€)
In the same week, Lily Kiara is teaching a workshop in the mornings. If you book a place for both workshops, you pay only 300€ instead of 400€. Other discount options 10/20//30% you can find on the page where you book the workshop(s).