Polymorphic choreographer, Martin Harriague is in turn, scenographer, dancer, performer, light designer, composer, musician, singer… and who likes to summon different disciplines to explore different media and formats: dance pieces, short films, operas, performances outside the walls, video clips…
Film with the dancers of the Malandain Ballet Biarritz proposing an allegory of leaving a supposedly civilized and ultra-industrialized world. Human chrysalises, fruits of an oppressive plastic universe, hatch and find a way out into the light with dance.
Directed by Maxime Dos & Martin Harriague
Short film directed by Martin Harriague, Mariko Kakizaki (dancer at L.E.V Sharon Eyal), Yoshi kataoka (Japanese director) in Tokyo – August 2018.
Students from the Dance-Studies Section of INSA Toulouse have taken part in the Regards Croisés Festival since its creation. Despite the cancellation of the 2021 edition of this festival organized in partnership with the Bilbao Foundation, Dantzagunea and Kale Companhia de dança, Martin Harriague created SOL. This dance-video project carried out in one day with the student-engineers testifies to the loneliness of the students during the COVID crisis.
Concept Maxime Dos & Martin Harriague
Images & editing Maxime Dos
Choreography Martin Harriague
Music Xabi Etcheverry (director of Bilaka) & Martin Harriague
For this 1731 version of the lyrical tragedy composed by one of the masters of French Baroque André Campra, Martin Harriague revisits the ballets de cour, with 10 dancers from the Dantzaz company and 35 singers, in Alex Ollé’s inventive staging (LaFura dels Baus) and under the musical direction of Emmanuelle Haïm.
PREMIERE September 24, 2021 at the Lille Opera.
ON TOUR from November 5 to November 2021 at the StaatsOper of Berlin
Directed by Alex Ollé & la Fura dels baus
Musical direction Emmanuelle Haïm & the Concert of Astrée
Co-production Opéra de Lille (directed by Caroline Sonrier) & StatsOper Berlin – September 2021
Le Petit Prince
Creation of the choreography for the show Le Petit Prince by Thomas Roediger after Saint-Exupéry’s bookk – Opéra de Metz – April 2019
More than a ballet, it is a performance in the form of a reflection on lockdown. To signify caging, Martin Harriague has chosen a garden greenhouse where an apparently inert naked man is visited by a person encased in a white spacesuit, similar to caregivers protecting themselves from head to toe from viruses. The universe is disembodied, populated by aggressive sounds until the intrusion of a living being: a mosquito…
Spectrum & Folia
Duets created for the opening of the FASHIONCLASH Fashion Festival in Maastricht, the Netherlands, in June 2016.
Result of the collaboration between Martin Harriague, the Malandain Ballet Biarritz, Sam Dougados, visual artist and with the participation of Surfrider Foundation Europe, Water Family and volunteer surfers, this performance was performed on June 8, 2019 as part of the day of the Oceans and the Rowing for your planet movement, and on September 19, 2021 during the Le Temps d’aimer la Danse festival in Biarritz.