April 28 & 29

National Gallery of Art, 18:00

Duration: 30 min.

After developing research around the gesture of hammering for several years, Aina Alegre asked Yannick Hugron, a friend and choreographic artist, to talk to her about his experience as a former performer of Basque popular dances. She asked him to delve into his past, into his physical memory, and to animate a story to trigger the imagination.

With the aim of broadening her research, Alegre talked to other people practicing this music and these dances in the Basque territory, and thus collected fragments of stories. With this collection of memories, she invited Yannick Hugron to join her on stage to summon together, map and reinterpret the stories, gestures and movements gathered during these conversations. Here they spark the body’s memories and compose their own choreographic fiction.

Aina Alegre is a Catalan dancer, performer and choreographer based in Grenoble. She is interested in choreographic creation to “re-imagine” the body. She explores different cultures and body practices as social, historical and anthropological representations.

Her work has been exhibited in countries as diverse as Italy, Spain, France, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, Peru and Romania. From the beginning of 2023, Aina Alegre became the co-director of the Grenoble National Choreographic Centre, together with Yannick Hugron.