The Dancer of Shamahka,
Armen Ohanian ( 1923 )
Aline Derderian

Sehnsucht Atelier presents Fucina series I starring franco-armenian dancer & choreographer Aline Derderian

Aline describes her works as a connection of her performance art background, Armenian roots and postmodern dance in order to develop a choreographic process that questions and challenges the archetypal female dancing body as a catalyst for contemporary feminine performance writing and cultural survival. “I’m interested in the human being more than anything else. I now believe in the idea that we as people cannot contrive our true essence or fragility; they are both things you cannot learn: the roots.” 

Graduating from a BA(hons) Performance Design & Practice at Central Saint Martins, in 2016 Aline Derderian received the Leverhulme Grant for the Arts enabling her to pursue her path on the MFA Choreography programme at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. Currently on her third year of a PhD thesis at Rennes 2 University, Aline choreographs, dances and performs with the company CONSENSUS & ALINE DERDERIAN she founded in 2014 and teaches choreography at the Fine Arts department of Rennes 2 University.

Powerful, fierce and yet poetic, Aline’s performative practice leads us through an emotional journey towards cultural and social awareness. 

Find out more about Aline Derderian here

Photography Sara Barcaroli 

Creative direction: Valeria Della Valle 
Styling: Rebeccamzwei 

Make-up Azusa Kamakura

Video editing Aline & Consensus Cie