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Demi-Lune

Maison de la Danse de Lyon 1992 - Director : Picq, Charles

Choreographer(s) : Bendongué, Fred (France)

Present in collection(s): Maison de la Danse de Lyon , Saisons 1990 > 1999

Video producer : Maison de la Danse

Integral video available at Maison de la danse de Lyon

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Demi-Lune

Maison de la Danse de Lyon 1992 - Director : Picq, Charles

Choreographer(s) : Bendongué, Fred (France)

Present in collection(s): Maison de la Danse de Lyon , Saisons 1990 > 1999

Video producer : Maison de la Danse

Integral video available at Maison de la danse de Lyon

en fr

Demi Lune

The solo Demi Lune was the first performance by the compagnie Azanie, created in 1992. Fred Bendongué produced himself to the music of Josephine Baker and Archie Shepp, and worked on the origins of break-dance, on the meaning of the term hip-hop as a movement of resistance and of artistic creativity.


Source :  Maison de la Danse - program

Bendongué, Fred

Fred Bendongué, choreographer and performer since 1987, acknowledged and acclaimed in 1994 during the Biennale de la danse in Lyon, and recognized by the profession on the other side of the Atlantic in 1996 with his “Mama Africa”, which received the Bessie Award, has forged a unique personality through dance.

He is part of this generation of dancers who live for challenges, and he has constantly taken on challenges in creativity, in exchanging and in encounters. From the street to the stage, Fred Bendongué gained his experience through hip-hop, which he rapidly exalted and which led him to be invited as soloist for the ballet Roland Petit. He trained in classical dance with the greatest teachers, fashioned a signature, an indelible signature that has made his movement successful, full and charged with emotion. He continued his route and studied capoeira and Congolese rumba.

All urban forms of dance appeal to him, as he comprehends the essence and knows how to reinterpret their beauty. For Fred Bendongué, dance is a means of integration and emancipation.


Source : Cie Fred Bendongué 's website


More information : ciefredbendongue.fr

Picq, Charles

Author, filmmaker and video artist Charles Picq 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.

More recently, he launched the series “scènes d'écran” for television and online. He undertook the video library's digital conversion and created the website numeridanse.tv, an international video library for dance online.

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

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Artistic direction / Conception : Fred Bendongué

Choreography : Fred Bendongué

Production / Coproduction of the video work : Extrait donné pour une soirée "Danser la vie - Sida Solidarité en 1992 à la Maison de la Danse

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