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Compagnie Mpta - Carnets de création

Compagnie Mpta - Carnets de création

Compagnie Mpta - Carnet de création

Initiated by the City of Lyon, the "Creation Notebooks" video project offers immersion through images at the heart of the creative work of Lyon's cultural structures in times of health crisis.
Between November 2020 and March 2021, the Maison de la Danse hosted the company Les Mains les Pieds et la Tête Aussi on several occasions. The Mpta residences allowed work around 3 axes:
>> Companionship: Emma Verbeke and Corentin Diana, young acrobats and companions of the Mpta, worked on their first piece “À nos vertiges”.
>> Laboratory: The "Nos Cabanes" project was an opportunity for the company to invite acrobats, sound artists and musicians for an artistic research laboratory.
>> Rehearsals: A necessary time to rehearse the creation "Les Hauts Plateaux" which made it possible to summon bodies and memories.

Bolze, Mathurin

Mathurin  Bolze began his career in performance with director Jean-Paul Delore  (four creations), and then  with Archaos (Metal Clown tour), before  studying at the National Centre for Circus Arts (Cnac - Centre national  des arts du cirque). 

Following this, he joined the circus collective Anomalie during the Cri du caméléon tour created by choreographer Joseph Nadj. He then became involved in a number of collective creations by the company, such as 33tours de piste (circus concert) and Et après on verra bien…. After meeting at the Cnac's promotional show Sur un air de Malbrough, he joined François Verret in the creation of Kaspar Konzert, followed by Chantier Musil and Sans retour (Avignon 2006). During the same period, he was involved in  choreographic research on the topic of weightlessness conducted by  Kitsou Dubois.

In 2001, he founded the Compagnie Mpta (hands,  feet and head as well) as artistic director and performer, where he  created the solo works La Cabane aux fenetres in 2001 and Fenetres in 2002, the duet Ali in 2008 with Hedi Thabet, Tangentes in 2005, Du goudron et des plumes in 2010, the show utoPistes in 2011 with Compagnie Xy and musicians Louis Sclavis and Jean Pierre Drouet and in 2012 A bas bruit.

He was also artistic director for the creation Singularités ordinaires by the collective GdRA, as well as a collaboration between juggler Jérôme Thomas and musician Roland Auzet entitled Deux hommes jonglaient dans leurs têtes and, more recently, Samedi détente by Dorothée Munyaneza. 

In 2009, he was awarded the Arts du Cirque prize by the SACD (Société  des Auteurs et Compositeurs Dramatiques – Society of Dramatic Authors  and Composers). 

In 2013, he accepted the Thabet brothers' invitation to participate in the creation of  Nous sommes pareils à ces crapauds qui...

He regularly teaches at the Cnac, ENSATT, CNR and Ecole de Cirque de Lyon (Lyon Circus School). 

In  2015, he was given a carte blanche commission by the Picasso Museum in  Paris and the festival Ambivalence(s). He is also putting on a repeat  performance of the show  Fenetres show with acrobat Karim Messaoudi  and creating a new work, Barons perchés a joint creation with Messaoudi using the same scenographic design.  He  has also welcomed Juan Ignacio Tula and Stefan Kinsman as apprentices  for their firsts creations: Somnium (2015) Santa Madera (2017).

For the third year of the festival utoPistes, in 2016, he created a large-format in situ show Ici ou là, maintenant ou jamais with 14 acrobats from Cheptel Aleikoum and the support of Christian Lucas.
Into  the french national circus school CNAC, for the 2017-2018 season, he  designed the 29th promotion into a worskhop-show intitulated Atelier 29 with the contribution of 6 students of ENSATT.

Source : MPTA

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Plasson, Fabien

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, 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

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Compagnie les mains les pieds et la tête aussi

The  association Les Mains, les Pieds et la Tête Aussi (Compagnie Mpta) was  founded in Lyon (Rhône-Alpes region), in 2001, by Mathurin Bolze. Its work is focussed on research, creation and the promotion of contemporary circus arts. 
Compagnie Mpta regularly performs its creations, collaborative projects and the work of apprentices in France and abroad. 
We  are entrusted with events and carte blanche commissions as our  collective is closely involved with a vast network of artists working in  new and original art forms.
Creator and performer, involved in conception, research, tour management and artistic consultancy, Mathurin Bolze  continually strives to bring together artistic and human affinities in  his search for new approaches to movement and performance arts. 

Since 2011, in conjunction with Les Célestins - Théâtre de Lyon, Compagnie Mpta has been running the festival utoPistes – a biennial event devoted to circus arts and utopias big and small.

Source : Mpta

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Mpta - Carnets de création

Artistic direction / Conception : Extraits des pièces "À nos vertiges" - Conception : Emma Verbeke et Corentin Diana / Laboratoire "Nos cabanes" - Création : Mathurin Bolze, Compagnie Mpta / "Les Hauts Plateaux" - Conception : Mathurin Bolze

Production / Coproduction of the video work : Maison de la Danse de Lyon

Duration : 9'25

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