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Alain Michard l Louma 2016 - Directors : Contant, Carole - Gautier, Alice

Choreographer(s) : Michard, Alain (France)

Present in collection(s): Alain Michard l Louma

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CouaC

Alain Michard l Louma 2016 - Directors : Contant, Carole - Gautier, Alice

Choreographer(s) : Michard, Alain (France)

Present in collection(s): Alain Michard l Louma

en fr

CouaC

CouaC is a long and silent preparation of an orchestra in the  making. It's a chorus, a large beating heart, threatened by a heart  attack.
Four moustachioed men laboriously try to construct this orchestra, using wooden sticks of all sizes.
The stage is continually busy with their lost bodies, off balance, doing  absurd movements, and yet being daily life figures, reminding us of  Buster Keaton’s movies and Samuel Beckett’s anti-heroes.
They play with the public’s complicity seated close to the action and  somehow create a choregraphy of the wandering, with sound rising. Very  minimalist noises gradually increase so as to finally become a powerful  dadaist-rock concert. 

Michard, Alain

Alain Michard is a choreographer and visual artist. Starting with dance as his ‘roots’, his work today involves leading a wide range of different artistic projects, using a variety of artistic media (music, film, photography, writing).
 Alain Michard collaborates regularly with other artists. He also invites local people and non-professionals to participate in the work he creates.
 

A common thread in his work is the theme of wandering and journeys, and the search for a community: "BING", based on texts by Beckett, "Parkinson" (2007-2013). Some pieces are designed for public spaces, and explore perception, and the imaginary essence of towns and landscapes: "Promenades blanches" (2006-2016), "Se fondre" (2012), "Caravane", ...
 Another important focus of his work is research on the notion of a collective history of art, based on living memory and documents: "École ouverte", "J’ai tout donné", "Mon Histoire avec la danse", "La carpe et le lapin",…
 

Alain Michard supports and produces other artists (Theo Kooijman, Laurent Pichaud, Mickaël Phelippeau, Alice Gautier ...), in his role as artistic director of different festivals, residencies and events, such as À domicile in Guissény (2007-2009).
 His role as producer allows him to support young artists at the beginning of their careers. The passing on of knowledge is important for him, and his pedagogical work is an integral part of, and articulates with, his creative work, which is open to artists, students and non-professionals.
 

As a performer he has worked principally for Odile Duboc, Marco Berrettini, Boris Charmatz, Xavier Marchand (theatre) and Judith Cahen (cinema).
 He has collaborated on various different projects with other artists, including: Nicolas Floc’h, Mathias Poisson, Jocelyn Cottencin, Stalker, and choreographers Mustafa Kaplan, Loïc Touzé...
 He has received awards from the Villa Kujoyama-Kyoto (2001) and the Villa Médicis Hors les murs-Istanbul (2009).


Source: Alain Michard/LOUMA

More information: alainmichard.org

Contant, Carole

Filmmaker and  artist, Carole Contant develops in Rennes, within the association peti peti, hybrid projects between cinema and plastic arts or between dance  and cinema. 


Source : KUB

Gautier, Alice



LOUMA

LOUMA, based in Rennes, is directed by Alain Michard choreographer and visual artist.
The Company creates for the stage, festivals and places of contemporary art.

CouaC

Artistic direction / Conception : Alain Michard

Choreography : Alain Michard

Interpretation : Manuel Coursin, Théo Kooijman, Alain Michard, Mathias Poisson, Julien Gallée-Ferré

Other collaborations : Ludovic Rivière (Régie)

Production / Coproduction of the choreographic work : Coproduction LOUMA / TNT- Bordeaux, La Villette-Paris. Avec le soutien du Théâtre de Poche-Hédé

Production / Coproduction of the video work : Vidéo réalisé avec le soutien d'ADAMI

Duration : 50'

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