Cabinet des figures

Creation date : 2010

recorded at CND 3 December 2010

 
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Cabinet des figures

First performed 2010

Choreography Vanessa Le Mat

Two, almost identical, naked, dismembered, disarticulated and fragmented bodies are unveiled little by little in an illuminated space. Here, the playing field is framed in the cinematographic sense of the word and places the spotlight on a segmented, marginal dance.

The “Cabinet des figures” questions the modes of existence of the body that dances across the stage. This creation showcases the modus operandi for transforming the body and its possible perceptions and, as such, attempts to apply a choreographic catalogue of postures where the “performing” body reflects upon the various ways of appearing on the stage. What stratagems should be used to articulate what the body radiates and the way those on the outside apprehend it?

Credits

proposition Vanessa LE MAT de et avec Sandrine MAISONNEUVE, Vanessa LE MAT dispositif sonore Sophie AGIER, Kerwin ROLLAND régisseur lumière Greg MERLET lumière collaboration Sophie AGIER, Vanessa LE MAT regard extérieur Damien CHARDONNET-DARMAILLACQ
a film by Centre national de la danse
running time 45 minutes

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Last update : September 2011

Le Mat, Vanessa

Trained in the Conservatory in La Rochelle then in the Rudra Béjart's School in Lausanne, Vanessa Le Mat studied singing, theatre, kendo and dance. She first performed in the Béjart Ballet Lausanne, then went on to the Lyon National Opera Ballet before joining the Frankfurt Ballet, then directed by William Forsythe, in 2001. From 2003, concurrently to her work as a performer and associate alongside William Forsythe, she has initiated her own projects and collaborates with a myriad of artists on films, choreographic designs, improvisation systems and interventions. In 2007, she founded her own company, Walking Productions.

More information http://www.vlemat.com

Last update : September 2011

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