©Nicolas Poillot

Diana Akbulut (Daya Jones) (CH)

Amour Grenade


  • 45’
  • F Hearing-impaired spectators welcome
  • G Hearing loops
  • C Young audience welcome (8+)
  • A Little or no text
  • B Accessible to persons with reduced mobility

Chorégraphie, interprétation: Diana Akbulut (Daya Jones). Création musicale: Louis Brodinski et Merlin Modulaw. Consultant image: Nicolas Poillot. Lumières: Zara Bowen. Texte communication: Arnaud Robert. Designer (costumes): Mariel Manuel. Stylisme: La Coloc / Dunja Bursac. Coproduction: Arsenic – Centre d’art scénique contemporain, Emergentia – temps fort pour la création chorégraphique émergente réalisé par L’Abri, le TU et le Pavillon ADC – Genève. Soutien: Loterie Romande. Remerciements: Philippe Cuendet, Salomé Kiner, Julie Maillard, Arnaud Robert.

Amour Grenade is the taste of the fruit. It is also the reconciliation of opposites. There is Daya, and there is Diana. Daya Jones, who brings her surgical precision to hip-hop battles, is a young woman whose competitors do not question her gender. Diana Akbulut, Swiss of Kurdish origin, remembers the land of her father and mother, in a feast of senses and gestures reconquered. Between Daya and Diana lies an attempt to no longer separate these avatars. It would be wrong to consider this first creation solely from the perspective of origins, feminism or politics. For this choreographer and dancer, it is about restoring embodiment to the identities that flow through her.