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Baron Samedi

CN D - Centre national de la danse 2011 - Director : Buffard, Alain

Choreographer(s) : Buffard, Alain (France)

Present in collection(s): Centre national de la danse

Video producer : pi:es

Integral video available at CND de Pantin

en fr

Baron Samedi

CN D - Centre national de la danse 2011 - Director : Buffard, Alain

Choreographer(s) : Buffard, Alain (France)

Present in collection(s): Centre national de la danse

Video producer : pi:es

Integral video available at CND de Pantin

en fr

Baron Samedi

Here the title refers not to a voodoo legend, instead it is a point of departure. The figure of Baron Samedi, this troublemaker and interrupter of arranged ceremonies is part of the voodoo pantheon but it also embodies the idea of the grotesque, the carnival. That this figure caught the attention of Alain Buffard is not surprising; his work often deals with revealing how the clear precarity of social identities and cultural category is based only on chaotic, desperate and often painful movements, from which emerge proud conflicts as well as audacious fusions. He often directs his attention to the triviality of hierarchies, indoctrinations and beliefs in social pretenses which might bring someone to think he is who he thinks he is. A relationship becomes evident between the examination of these fragile identities and what happens in the tumultuous dance of complete reversals. The principle of laughter and the carnivalesque feelings of the world, which are the basis for the grotesque, destroy the unilateral seriousness as well as all pretention to meaning and unconditionality outside time (1). And there is never enough true cross-fertilization and the decolonization of the spirits remains absolutely necessary.

The universe of Kurt Weill’s songs is a brilliant way into this problem. We all remember that Kurt Weill was forced to flee those who considered his music degenerate, somehow they accepted being haunted by fantasies of a pure reality. And we never stop being attentive to that which brings us back, by habit or facility, to such a dangerous illusion. The only certitude about identity is that it is uncertain, depending so much on the hazards of life, the gaze of others, often-imposed migrations, battles it must fight to not be alienated from that which it recognizes as radically foreign. Preserving its dynamic possibility is not however an invitation to distraction. Chosen and assigned roles change with successive unmaskings, sometimes more than once, like layers of clothing, conventional or not, lifted from the locker room of decomposing familiarities, perhaps in order to expose them more easily. We all remember the dizzying joy of our first descent, crouched on some- one’s sled, torn between wanting to throw ourselves down the hill and the fear of letting ourselves fall. But falling does not equal decadence: who, once he has gotten to the bottom, doesn’t want to rush right back up the hill and do it all over again? Besides, the underworld is filled with such seductive creatures, such humane abjectness, such noble vulgarities. Kurt Weill also helps to open up a world of brand new rogues, forever sparkling.

This piece, especially musically, continuously repeats this changing of contours and eludes all obvious categorization. Faithful to the freedom of Weill’s music, refusing classical and modern expectations, no one onstage embodies an art form or a genre which pairs with any other. 

In other words, the dancer sings, the actor dances, the musician steps away from his designated spot, and a whole bunch of new artists appear, all of whom can say: “You don’t know today who I am.” The impulses of the world are visible if you lift a corner of the fragile floor upon which we are treading, confusing that which we thought was familiar and taking us far from where we thought we were safely moored. With all these movements of the self, outside the self and between the selves, I’m a stranger here myself.

François Frimat 

(1) Mikhaïl Bakhtin, Rabelais and His World, trad. Hélène Iswolsky, Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1984. 

Buffard, Alain

Alain Buffard starts dancing in 1978 with Alwin Nikolaïs at the Centre national de danse contemporaine in Angers. He dances in several productions from Brigitte Farges and Daniel Larrieu, as well as Régine Chopinot, Philippe Decouflé. He realizes a choreography for two plays with Marie-Christine Georghiu, accompanied by the Rita Mitsuko rock group, a first solo "Bleu nuit" in 1988, and Wagner's Master singers of Nuremberg staged by Claude Régy in 1989.

While carrying on his career of dancer, he works as an assistant in Anne de Villepoix 's Gallery for exhibitions on R. Zaugg, Fischli & Weiss, Chris Burden and V. Acconci. At the same time, he is a correspondent for two Norwegian daily papers, for which he covers visual arts events in France. He stops dancing between 1991 and 1996. In 1996 he makes two decisive meetings : one with Yvonne Rainer on the occasion of the updating of her play Continuous Project ­ Altered Daily by the Albrecht KNUST Quatuor, and another one with Anna Haplrin, with whom he is working as the winner of the "Villa Medicis - hors les murs" prize.

In January 1998 he creates "Good boy", his second solo, and then makes in 1999 two trios INtime / EXtime and MORE et encore. "Tout va bien" is premiered in June 2010 at Festival Montpellier Danse and his last piece "Baron Samedi" is created in April 2012 at the Théâtre de Nîmes where he was an associated artist for both seasons 2010-2011 and 2011-2012.

He also realized "My lunch with Anna", a film with Anna Halprin in California with the help of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in France and le Fresnoy national studio for contemporary arts, where he was associated artist during the season 2004-2005.

Source: Alain Buffard 's website

Buffard, Alain

1960-2013.
 

Alain Buffard starts dancing in 1978 with Alwin Nikolaïs at the Centre national de danse contemporaine in Angers. He dances in several productions from Brigitte Farges and Daniel Larrieu, as well as Régine Chopinot, Philippe Decouflé. He realizes a choreography for two plays with Marie-Christine Georghiu, accompanied by the Rita Mitsuko rock group, a first solo "Bleu nuit" in 1988, and Wagner's Master singers of Nuremberg staged by Claude Régy in 1989.
 

While carrying on his career of dancer, he works as an assistant in Anne de Villepoix 's Gallery for exhibitions on R. Zaugg, Fischli & Weiss, Chris Burden and V. Acconci. At the same time, he is a correspondent for two Norwegian daily papers, for which he covers visual arts events in France. He stops dancing between 1991 and 1996. In 1996 he makes two decisive meetings : one with Yvonne Rainer on the occasion of the updating of her play Continuous Project ­ Altered Daily by the Albrecht KNUST Quatuor, and another one with Anna Haplrin, with whom he is working as the winner of the "Villa Medicis - hors les murs" prize.
 

In January 1998 he creates "Good boy", his second solo, and then makes in 1999 two trios INtime / EXtime and MORE et encore. "Tout va bien" is premiered in June 2010 at Festival Montpellier Danse and his last piece "Baron Samedi" is created in April 2012 at the Théâtre de Nîmes where he was an associated artist for both seasons 2010-2011 and 2011-2012.
 

He also realized "My lunch with Anna", a film with Anna Halprin in California with the help of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in France and le Fresnoy national studio for contemporary arts, where he was associated artist during the season 2004-2005.

Source: Alain Buffard 's website

Baron Samedi

Artistic direction / Conception : Alain Buffard

Artistic direction assistance / Conception : Fanny de Chaillé

Interpretation : Danseurs : Nadia Beugré, Hlengiwe Lushaba, Dorothée Munyaneza, Olivier Normand, Will Rawls, David Thomson -

Stage direction : Alain Buffard

Set design : Nadia Lauro

Original music : Sarah Murcia

Live music : Sarah Murcia, Seb Martel

Lights : Yves Godin - Régie lumière Alain Paradis

Costumes : Alain Buffard, Nadia Lauro

Technical direction : Christophe Poux

Sound : Régie son Félix Perdreau

Production / Coproduction of the choreographic work : Création 24 avril 2012, Théâtre de Nîmes

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