Since the beginning of the project in 2016, the young dancers participating in the SHAPERS project have had the opportunity to meet various choreographers to discover new aesthetics and deepen their choreographic vocabulary. Open to all other dancers (either professional or in the midst of becoming professional), these masterclasses were also an opportunity for the project participants to meet other dancers from the region.
Within this context, choreographer Thierry Thieû Niang was invited to give the masterclass Sharing with others, beyond the generation gap in Marseilles at the Cité des arts de la rue, in which the SHAPERS dancers participated alongside elderly amateur dancers.
Dancer and choreographer Thierry Thieû Niang associates artists from different disciplines as well as children, adolescents, elderly amateurs, prisoners, and autistic people, to his creations.
During the 17/18 season, he is working in theater, opera, dance, and cinema with the following artists: Marie Desplechin, Ariane Ascaride, Anne Alvaro, Éponine Momenceau, Dominique Blanc, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Linda Lê, Claire-Ingrid Cottanceau, Madeleine Louarn, Sara Llorca, Daniel Jeanneteau, Jean Bellorini, Philippe Lefait, Olivier Mellano, Jimmy Boury, Éric Caravaca, Sébastien Ly, Nicolas Daussy, François Gedigier, and François Waledisch.