12 easy waltzes
MICHÈLE ANNE DE MEY & GRÉGORY GROSJEAN
Dancing Duo / 2004 / 45'
12 minimal waltzes,
bodies turning intertwined,
heads dizzy from spinning,
the pure delight of dance
De Mey, Michèle Anne
This has been a fantastic year for her. Kiss & Cry, an original stage object summoning up object theatre, music, words and nanochoreographies for four hands and dealing with the memory of feelings of love, has won unanimous international acclaim. People have emerged from the show overwhelmed and talking about their own emotional stories. She and Jaco Van Dormael have created it with a group of artists, making it a very personal experience since feelings of love, this thread running through her work, are in a way sublimated here: the film-maker is none other than her partner. Powerful music, telling of the affair from its fickle beginnings to the final split, is another constant in her work and woven into her choreographic universe: Beethoven’s 3rd Symphony in Sinfonia Eroica, the 7th in Neige and the Lamento d’Arianna in her latest piece, a solo she is creating specially for one of her faithful performers. All in all another declaration of love.
Michèle Anne De Mey is currently working on a solo for the dancer Gabriella Iacono based on Monteverdi’s Lamento d’Arianna.
12 Easy Waltzes
Artistic direction / Conception
Michèle Anne De Mey, Gregory Grosjean, Agnès Quackels, Stéphane Olivier, Eric Faes
Michèle Anne De Mey et Grégory Grosjean
Bonnie Tyler, Total Eclipse of the Heart, Bourvil, Ballade Irlandaise, King's Singers, La Valse à Mille Temps, The Who, Please, Please, Please, Noriko Tujiko, Marble Waltz, Julio Jaramillo, Cicatrices, Will Tura, Eenzaam Zonder Jou, Hungry Ghosts, Waltz, Simon & Garfunkel, Scarborough Fair, Christophe, Aline, Johan Dalgas Frisch, Viennese Suite N°2, Velvet Underground, I'm Sticking with You, Charles Verstraete, La Valse des Canaris
Frédéric Denis et Lorraine Frennet
Production / Coproduction of the choreographic work
Une création de la Cie MADM/Astragale asbl Production Charleroi Danses, Centre chorégraphique de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles Avec le soutien du Ministère de la Communauté française Wallonie-Bruxelles - Service de la Danse / WBI / WBTD Avec l'aide du Botanique (B) / Hippodrome de Douai (F) / Théâtre de l'Octogone (CH) En compagnonnage avec la Ferme du Buisson (F)