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Danse Experimenta

Maison de la Danse de Lyon 2003 - Director : Picq, Charles

Choreographer(s) : Charlot, Annick (France)

Present in collection(s): Maison de la Danse de Lyon , Saisons 2000 > 2009

Video producer : CCSTI de Lyon, Compagnie Acte

Integral video available at Maison de la danse de Lyon

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Danse Experimenta

Maison de la Danse de Lyon 2003 - Director : Picq, Charles

Choreographer(s) : Charlot, Annick (France)

Present in collection(s): Maison de la Danse de Lyon , Saisons 2000 > 2009

Video producer : CCSTI de Lyon, Compagnie Acte

Integral video available at Maison de la danse de Lyon

en fr

Danse experimenta

A choreographic and scientific work, a distinctive point about resistance.

“Resistance is the law of matter and of the world; it is also the secret of the body, the secret of humans and of poets”.
On stage, a researcher, a choreographer and four female dancers, music by Charlie Haden, Carla Bley, Llyoub…, literary excerpts from Daniel Bensaïd, François Cheng…, an invitation to a one-of-a-kind experience: where the alchemy of resistance is developed over three danced chapters.

Resistance of matter and bodies to physical constraint, immunological resistance to viruses, strategy of the living, and last but not least, psychological and philosophical resistance…

A two-voiced conversation, the delicate mixture of the sensitive and the rational, of poetry and of knowledge, “Danse Experimenta” throws open the doors to an unusual and fascinating meeting point, where art and science harmonize, somewhat entertaining, questioning, and occasionally poignant.

A certain way of creating an alternative perspective on science and art… Or, how human beings develop and manage their strengths and weaknesses, by organizing their own resistance to deal with the world around them. Amazing.
 

What is being played out between the bodies (particles, cells or human beings)?

What joins them together? Where does their will to live on, forever, over and over again, in spite of everything, come from?

With simplicity and sensitivity, this performance attempts to provide answers through laughter and emotion, through fun and through seriousness. The dance is legible and open-minded and everyone, young and old, connoisseur or neophyte, will recognize themselves and may dream whilst learning.


Source : Compagnie Acte

Charlot, Annick

After studying genetics in university, from 1986 she embraced a professional life in contemporary dance. After ten years as dancer with the Cie Hallet Eghayan in Lyon, since 2000 she has directed the Cie Acte for whom she has created more than 10 pieces, with many of them performed in and supported by the Biennale and the Maison de la Danse, in Lyon.
In 2008 she decided, with her team, to give the company a place to work, in Lyon, at the Studio des Hérideaux.
Her desire to communicate led her to put on workshops, dance conferences and master-classes (International Festival of Dance in Canton, China; ENSATT in Lyon; International Festival of Contemporary Dance in Freibourg, Germany; IRTS in Montrouge, etc.).
She feeds her artistic energy by working with researchers, architects, philosophers, urbanists, geographers… She is regularly invited to present her projects at public meetings (with in particular: Maud Le Floch, director of the Pôle des Arts Urbains; Pascal Lebrun-Cordier, artistic director of the ZAT in Montpellier and manager of Master Projets culturels dans l’espace public, at the Sorbonne (Paris); Dominique Pestre, science historian during a conference at the Musée des Confluences (Lyon); Raphaël Enthoven, the Nouveaux Chemins de la Connaissance on France Culture radio; Luc Gwiazdzinski, geographer, director of the Master Innovation et Territoire at the IGA in Grenoble…).
In 2013, she worked with the musicians of the Odyssée Ensemble & Cie and participated in their creation “Peplum”, for which she provided the choreography.

Source : The Cie Acte 's website


More information : compagnie-acte.fr

Picq, Charles

Author, filmmaker and video artist Charles Picq (1952-2012) entered working life in the 70s through theatre and photography. A- fter resuming his studies (Maîtrise de Linguistique - Lyon ii, Maîtrise des sciences et Techniques de la Communication - grenoble iii), he then focused on video, first in the field of fine arts at the espace Lyonnais d'art Contemporain (ELAC) and with the group « Frigo », and then in dance.
   On creation of the Maison de la Danse in Lyon in 1980, he was asked to undertake a video documentation project that he has continued ever since. During the ‘80s, a decade marked in France by the explosion of contemporary dance and the development of video, he met numerous artists such as andy Degroat, Dominique Bagouet, Carolyn Carlson, régine Chopinot, susanne Linke, Joëlle Bouvier and regis Obadia, Michel Kelemenis. He worked in the creative field with installations and on-stage video, as well as in television with recorded shows, entertainment and documentaries.

His work with Dominique Bagouet (80-90) was a unique encounter. He documents his creativity, assisting with Le Crawl de Lucien and co-directing with his films Tant Mieux, Tant Mieux and 10 anges. in the 90s he became director of video development for the Maison de la Danse and worked, with the support of guy Darmet and his team, in the growing space of theatre video through several initiatives:
       - He founded a video library of dance films with free public access. This was a first for France. Continuing the video documentation of theatre performances, he organised their management and storage.
       - He promoted the creation of a video-bar and projection room, both dedicated to welcoming school pupils.
       - He started «présentations de saisons» in pictures.
       - He oversaw the DVD publication of Le tour du monde en 80 danses, a pocket video library produced by the Maison de la Danse for the educational sector.

       - He launched the series “scènes d'écran” for television and online. He undertook the video library's digital conversion and created Numeridanse.


His main documentaries are: enchaînement, Planète Bagouet, Montpellier le saut de l'ange, Carolyn Carlson, a woman of many faces, grand ecart, Mama africa, C'est pas facile, Lyon, le pas de deux d'une ville, Le Défilé, Un rêve de cirque.

He has also produced theatre films: Song, Vu d'ici (Carolyn Carlson), Tant Mieux, Tant Mieux, 10 anges, Necesito and So schnell, (Dominique Bagouet), Im bade wannen, Flut and Wandelung (Susanne Linke), Le Cabaret Latin (Karine Saporta), La danse du temps (Régine Chopinot), Nuit Blanche (Abou Lagraa), Le Témoin (Claude Brumachon), Corps est graphique (Käfig), Seule et WMD (Françoise et Dominique Dupuy), La Veillée des abysses (James Thiérrée), Agwa (Mourad Merzouki), Fuenteovejuna (Antonio Gades), Blue Lady revistied (Carolyn Carlson).


Source: Maison de la Danse de Lyon

Danse experimenta

Artistic direction / Conception : Annick Charlot

Choreography : Annick Charlot

Interpretation : Daniel Guinet (Physicien - Groupe Matière Nucléaire Université Claude Bernard - Lyon I) - parole scientifique, Anne Laurent, Daniel Guinet, Annick Charlot, Lan Qui-Touret, Émilie Tournaire

Lights : Frédéric Dugied

Sound : Isabelle Fuchs

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

Duration : 60'

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