Benjamin de Bouillis
Solo — 2010
Direction : Annie Dorsen and Anne Juren
When a French choreographer/performer, Anne Juren, and a New York director, Annie Dorsen, choose to “replay”, using magic, five iconic gestures from the history of ‘60s-‘70s performance, their purpose is not nostalgia or the creation of a repertoire. On the contrary, Magical is a piece that substantially tweaks the feminist discourse of these statements. Is the female body an illusion?
Chorégraphie, magie et performance : Anne Juren — Répétiteur magie : Steve Cuiffo — Conception musicale : Christophe Demarthe — Régie plateau : Roland Rauschmeier — Assistant régie plateau : Sebastian Bauer — Conception lumière : Bruno Pocheron avec Ruth Waldeyer — Directeur technique (Lyon) : Bruno Pocheron — Costume : Miriam Draxl — Assistant de production : Ruth Ranacher — Manager artistique : Silke Bake
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Anne Juren (1978, Grenoble, France) is a choreographer and dancer based in Vienna. After her diploma of dance at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Danse de Lyon and her studies of french literature, she finished her apprenticeship at the Trisha Brown Company in New York. In 2001, she founds the association Wiener Tanz- und Kunstbewegung in Vienna and creates several choreographies like the solo "A?" (2003) , "J'aime" (2004) in collaboration with Alice Chauchat, the solo "Code Series" (2005), "Look Look" (2007) in collaboration with Kroot Juurak, and "Komposition" (2008) in collaboration with Marianne Baillot, Agata Maszkiewicz and Alix Eynaudi. In 2008 she was also artist in residence at Tanzquartier Wien and took part in the two European artistic programs IDEE and APAP in which she develops a series of works called "Patterns of Sport and Dance". She worked as a choreographer for the Burgtheater and co-curate the festival "Quick Change" at the Tanzquartier in Vienna. After that she present with DD Dorvillier and Annie Dorsen "Pièce Sans Paroles" and staged Tenessee Williams's piece "The two charactere play" performed without words and premiered her last piece "Magical" at the Impulstanz Festival 2010.
Further information : http://www.wienertanzundkunstbewegung.at/
Dernière mise à jour : juin 2012
Annie Dorsen works in a variety of fields, including theatre, film, dance and, as of 2010, algorithmic theater. Most recently, "Yesterday Tomorrow" premiered at the Holland Festival (Amsterdam). Her previous algorithmic performance, "A Piece of Work" (...). "Hello Hi There" premiered at the streirischer herbst festival (Graz). She is the co-creator of the 2008 Broadway musical "Passing Strange", which she also directed. Spike Lee has since made a film of her production of the piece,which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2009. Also in 2010, she collaborated with choreographer Anne Juren on "Magical" and with Ms. Juren and DD Dorviller on "Pièce Sans Paroles".
In 2009 she created two music-theatre pieces, "Ask Your Mama", a setting of Langston Hughes' 1962 poem, composed by Laura Karpman and sung by Jessye Norman and The Roots (Carnegie Hall) ; and "ETHEL's Truckstop", seen at the Brooklyn Academy of Music's Next Wave Festival. Her pop-political performance project "Democracy in America" was presented at Performance Space 122 in spring 2008. "Spokaoke" (2012), is a participatory karaoke project that uses political and historical speeches in place of pop songs. Her short film, "I Miss", originally the centerpiece of "Democracy in America". In addition to numerous awards for "Passing Strange", Dorsen received the 2014 Herb Alpert Award for the Arts in Theater and a 2016 Foundation for Contemporary Arts Award. She is a Visiting Professor in Theater and Performance Studies at the University of Chicago.
Source: Annie Dorsen 's website ; Foundation for Contemporary Arts 's website.
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