Created for the workshop of Brazilian choreographers of the São Paulo Dance Company, Céu Cinzento de Clébio Oliveira, addressing the theme of impossible love and becoming a promising talent.
Inspired by the myth of Romeo and Juliet, the choreographer works on a single duet, imagining that the two lovers, instead of dying, become blind. The Duo of a fortnight is one with one - one looks at oneself, one looks for oneself, one finds oneself, one separates oneself.
Source: Maison de la Danse de Lyon ; Danse avec la plume
Clébio Oliveira is a dancer, choreographer and professor of Brazilian contemporary dance.
In 2006, Jornal do Brasil, one of the most important newspapers in Rio de Janeiro, awarded her the title of "Best choreographer in 2006" with the work "All We Keep Waiting For ...". Since starting to develop his choreographic work, Clébio has won more than fifteen awards as best choreographer and dancer in various festivals in Brazil.
Invited by the Ballet Theater Kiel (Germany), Clébio directed in January 2009 "Something is ending, something is beginning". T
In his choreographic language, Clébio offers a dialogue between traditional Brazilian culture and elements of contemporary dance, which allows him to present something unique, sophisticated and aesthetically diverse. He also explores the complexity and potentiality of the body, alternating strength, investigation, poetry and sensitivity. This diversification generates a particular aesthetic, mixing dance techniques, theater and popular culture.
He also danced for four years for the dance company Deborah Colker and three years for the company Toulas Limnaios. With these companies, he has danced in the most important festivals and tours of Europe, Asia and South America.
Clébio lives in Berlin and has been working in Germany since 2008. He still works part-time in Brazil.
Source : Vimeo
Born in 1977, Fabien Plasson is a video director specialized in the field of performing arts (dance , music, etc).
During his studies at the Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts de Lyon (joined in 1995) Fabien discovered video art. He was trained by various video artists (Joel Bartoloméo Pascal Nottoli , Eric Duyckaerts , etc).
He first experimented with the creation of installations and cinematic objects.
From 2001 to 2011, he was in charge of Ginger & Fred video Bar’s programming at La Maison de la Danse in Lyon. He discovered the choreographic field and the importance of this medium in the dissemination, mediation and pedagogical approach to dance alongside Charles Picq, who was a brilliant video director and the director of the video department at that time.
Today, Fabien Plasson is the video director at La Maison de la Danse and in charge of the video section of Numeridanse.tv, an online international video library, and continues his creative activities, making videos of concerts, performances and also creating video sets for live performances.
Sources: Maison de la Danse ; Fabien Plasson website
More information: fabione.fr
São Paulo Dance Company
Artistic direction: Inês Bogéa
Created in January 2008 by the Government of the State of Sao Paulo, The São Paulo Dance Company (SPDC) is directed by Inês Bogéa, doctor of arts, ballet-dancer, documentary maker and writer.
Throughout this period, the Company has been seen by an audience of more than 1.000,000 people in different countries (Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Colombia, France, Germany, Holland, Israel, Italy, Luxembourg, Paraguay, Switzerland, the United States of America, Uruguay, Mexico, the United Arab Emirates), experiencing approximately 150 cities, totaling more than 1,100 performances. The Company has a varied repertoire, ranging from classical to contemporary. Recognized by specialized critics as one of the main dance companies of Latin America, since its creation, the Company has produced more than 80 choreographies, including commissioned new works of important names of international dance like Edouard Lock, Richard Siegal and Marco Goecke, and Brazilian choreographers, as Rodrigo Pederneiras, Henrique Rodovalho e Jomar Mesquita; and restages of works from Jirí Kylián, William Forsythe, George Balanchine, Nijinska, Nacho Duato among others.
SPDC searches for a connection with the audience by curiosity and perception of the dance world in motion. The programs show the variety of the repertoire of SPDC and the dynamics of Brazilian dancers. The dancers are versatile and able to move from classical to contemporary dance with a particular accent. The Company is a meeting place of distinct artists – such as choreographers, light designers, photographers, guest lecturers, restagers, writers, artists, cartoonists, musicians, costume designers and others.
The Educational and Audience Awareness Programs, another strand of action of SPDC, are divided into: Lecture For Educators, in which we have the opportunity to dialogue about the backstage of this art; Dance Workshops, a meeting to experience the daily life of the dancers; Open Performances for Students and Senior Citizens, in which the proposal is to see, hear and perceive the dance world; Programs focus on social institutions and organizations aimed to take the dance culture to different audiences and spaces; Dança em Rede (Dance Network), an online dance encyclopedia on the Company’s website and a series of 39 documentaries about the History of Dance in Brazil.
Source: The São Paulo Dance Company 's website
More information : spcd.com.br
Choreography : Clébio Oliveira
Original music : Matresanch
Lights : Mirella Brandi
Costumes : Clébio Oliveira
Settings : Clébio Oliveira
Production / Coproduction of the choreographic work : Production São Paulo Dance Company, Associação Pró-Dança - São Paulo, Secretaria da Cultura / Governo do Estado de São Paulo
Yield Variations on dissuasive urban furniture
New breath : 21st century youth enters the world of dance
(LA)HORDE: RESIST TOGETHER
40 years of dance and music
The “Nouvelle Danse Française” of the 1980s
In France, at the beginning of the 1980s, a generation of young people took possession of the dancing body to sketch out their unique take on the world.
The national choreographic centres
[1970-2018] Neoclassical developments: They spread worldwide, as well as having multiple repertoires and dialogues with contemporary dance.
When reality breaks in
States of the body
Explanation of the term « State of the body » when it’s about dance.
Ballet pushed to the edge
Ballet’s evolution from its romantic form until néo-classicism.
Dance in Quebec: Untamed Bodies
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The BNP Paribas Foundation
Female / male
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“Dansons Maintenant”! A contemporary dance festival in Benin
EIVV 2022 Dancing with the camera
A Rite of Passage
Käfig, portrait of a company
Unconventional contemporary dance shows which reinvent the rapport to the stage.
Contemporary Italian Dance : the 2000s
Panorama of contemporary dance practices in Italy during the 2000s.
The contemporary Belgian dance
This Parcours presents different Belgian choreographers who have marked history and participated in the creation of a "Belgian" style.