Si c'est un nègre / autoportrait
Closed-set choreography between reality and fantasy.
Alone in an apartment one evening, a character is visited by a stranger. Is it an intrusion, a hoped-for meeting or something dreamt? Nasser Martin-Gousset likes using cinematographic language, manipulating its codes to better distort them. Here, he plays with the rules of the psychological thriller to produce an encounter between a man and his alter ego. Starting with a familiar situation, the choreographer invents a fluid body language that fluctuates between sensuality, shifts and ordinary madness. He creates a strange male duet, an ambiguous encounter that examines loneliness and otherness. A troubling, sensual closed-set.
Choregraphy Nasser Martin-Gousset
Production 24 images
Video direction Luc Riolon
After some experience in theatre, Nasser Martin-Gousset studied dance at the Conservatoire National de Région in Lyon. He then collaborated with a number of photographers including Karine Saporta, Dominique Petit, Christine Bastin, Jacques Pattarozzi, Hervé Jourdet, Sacha Waltz, Meg Stuart, Wanda Golonka and Josef Nadj. In addition to his work as a performer, he co-choreographed 'La Petite Représentation' with Annie Legros and choreographed a solo, 'Babelogue', followed by 'The Marriage'.
He founded the company La Maison and continued his work as a choreographer with a duet, 'Alléluia', shown at the Théâtre de la Bastille in Paris. He produced 'Solarium' and 'Bleeding Stone' at the Ménagerie de Verre. Nasser has revisited the solo 'Babelogue Return' for the the Îles de Danses.
Outside his own creations, he has continued to collaborate with different choreographers and directors such as Yves Beaunesne and Josef Nadj. He produced 'Neverland' and composed a piece for three performers, 'Solarium Return'. In May 2005, he composed the solo 'Pop Life' as part of the Rencontres Chorégraphiques Internationales in Seine-Saint-Denis. His live piece 'Péplum' was designed for ten dancers and three musicians for the Biennale de la Danse in Lyon.
In 2008, the adventure continued for Nasser Martin-Gousset, with 'Comedy', and in 2010 he produced 'Pacifique', both of which showed at the Théâtre de la Ville.
Via Katlehong Dance