The 7 Dialogues conceived by DANCE ON ENSEMBLE resemble a musical and choreographic laboratory. For this project, each member of the company teamed up with a choreographer or director with the aim of creating a solo in the form of a self-portrait. To link everything together, the project’s artistic director, composer Matteo Fargion, offered them a single musical structure: that of Schubert’s Erlkönig, inspired by Goethe’s Erlking, which features a fantastic creature that haunts forests. Five extracts will be presented in the CN D’s spaces. For the project, the American dancer Ty Boomershine encountered the minimalist world of Beth Gill, an emerging New York-based choreographer, who studied at the Tisch School of the Arts. On the other side of the Atlantic, the German Brit Rodemund embarked on a collaboration with Lucy Suggate, an independent dancer known in the UK for her powerful and engaging solos. Others have chosen to work with artists trained in the theatre. The director and visual artist Tim Etchells, whose company, Forced Entertainment, is internationally renowned, took part with Jone San Martin, a former Forsythe dancer, who has also become a choreographer. As for Christopher Roman, artistic director of DANCE ON ENSEMBLE, he called on an unclassifiable artist who works at the frontier of performance, theatre and dance: Ivo Dimchev, currently based in Brussels. Then there is Frédéric Tavernini, a dancer and choreographer who trained at the dance school of the Opéra de Paris, whose career has taken him to the Béjart Ballet Lausanne, the Ballet de l’Opéra de Lyon and the Ballet de Marseille. All these original artists, whose style has been forged through decades of experience and collaborations, are linked together by Matteo Fargion’s musical tapestry in which dancers, choreographers and directors are all equal before the art of choreography.
Source: program of the CND
Since 1989, when he attended the Gulbenkian Course for Composers and Choreographers, he has collaborated with many choreographers, including Jeremy James, Russell Maliphant, Lynda Gaudreaux, Stephanie Schober, Jonathan Burrows and three times with Siobhan Davies (Art of Touch, Bank, In Plain Clothes). Since his residency at the prestigious Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart he has also written much theatre music, for productions by Thomas Ostermeier (Schaubühne, Berlin,) Tom Kuhnel (TAT, Frankfurt) and Elmar Goerden, (Residenz, Munich).
His concert music has been heard around the world, played by leading performers such as Robyn Schulkovsky, Balanescu Quartet, Smith Quartet and Carole Cerasi. Together with close collaborator Jonathan Burrows, Matteo has made a trilogy of duets Both Sitting Duet, The Quiet Dance, and Speaking Dance, which have toured so far to over 20 countries and won a Bessie Award in New York. Matteo also teaches composition workshops at Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker's dance school in Brussels.
Matteo Fargion was born in Milan in 1961. He studied composition with Kevin Volans in South Africa and later with Howard Skempton in London.
Centre national de la danse, Réalisation
Since 2001, the National Center for Dance (CND) has been making recordings of its shows and educational programming and has created resources from these filmed performances (interviews, danced conferences, meetings with artists, demonstrations, major lessons, symposia specialized, thematic arrangements, etc.).
DANCE ON ENSEMBLE
The DANCE ON ENSEMBLE embodies our central aim: to show how dance as an art form benefits from experienced dancers.
Whereas only young bodies are associated with beauty and virtuosity on stage, DANCE ON is formulating what will hopefully be a trend-setting perspective for the development and presentation of the artistic potential of mature dancers. The added physical intelligence, confidence and expressiveness of the latter arise from lived experience. In addition to sound knowledge of numerous dance techniques and choreographic styles, mature dancers also have in-depth awareness of the impact of their own bodies in movement.
As from 2019 Ty Boomershine will be responsible for upcoming artistic direction of the DANCE ON ENSEMBLE.
Artistic direction / Conception
Artistic direction assistance / Conception
Une collaboration artistique avec, par et à partir de Frédéric Tavernini et Noé Soulier, Ty Boomershine et Beth Gill, Christopher Roman et Ivo Dimchev, Brit Rodemund et Lucy Suggate, Jone San Martin et Tim Etchells
Ty Boomershine, Brit Rodemund, Christopher Roman, Jone San Martin, Frédéric Tavernini
Benjamin Schälike, Patrick Lauckner
Florian Fischer, Mattef Kuhlmey
Production / Coproduction of the choreographic work
Coproduction Holland Dance Festival, Theater im Pfalzbau, tanzhaus nrw. Avec le soutien de BASF SE. En collaboration avec le CN D Centre national de la danse. Programme créé le 28 janvier 2016 au Holland Dance Festival, Korzo Theater à La Haye.