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Creation 2018

Enjoy it's a crescendo towards happiness. Of happiness, standardized in our consumer societies such a tyrannical standard of the duty be happy, towards a happiness, one very personal, vibrant charm to the power to be contagious because authentic.

Enjoy takes you to a nightclub. The dance floor will be your mirror to happiness : Welcome in the evening ! Alone on the dance floor, a man takes great pleasure to dance according to the music that imposes its rhythm.
Pure staging of an exhibitionist of happiness armed with all the charismatic codes. Those NET, the pub, tutorials Youtube and music videos but also those from social networks.
And you could believe it…
Yet, in a fragment of lucidity, the idealized universe will gradually break, leaving emerging vulnerabilities emerging and growing of that happiness of glossy paper, its deep abysses, and the pitfalls of the pursuit of happiness in this thought form as universal. That of commercialized happiness having reached the climax of the dehumanization of the individual.

The good life would now come into resonance with the requirements of the technocracy : assessments of states of mind and feelings, intentions, trends and even the deepest recesses of the psyche would contribute to refine the calculations on a large scale on mass consumption, efficiency, productivity and economic progress.” Happy Birthday, how the happiness industry took control of our lives, Eva Illouz and Edgar Cabanas

Solo all public (45 min) – Contemporary dance, hip-hop

Dance Cyril Véra-Coussieu
Choreography & Staging Cyril Véra-Coussieu & Géraldine Borghi
Creating lights Paulin Brisset
Musical creation Assia m
Directing assistance Izyade Bascuñana
Photos Laetita Havrez


“Cyril Véra-Coussieu offers us a whole range of dance emotions, passing from a dehumanized puppet to a sensitive being ; he makes us laugh, charms and moves us all at the same time. Once the pageantry of surface happiness removed, once the mask falls, the dancer is released, he reconnects with himself, with your body to reconnect with your humanity and that of others. Like a mirror, Enjoy subtly presents the pitfalls of a dehumanized society where everyone is turned towards themselves.” The nail in the board (21/01/2019)

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