Déroutes [remontage 2017]
An extract remodelled by the amateur dance group of the Format programme (Meyras), artistic manager Sophie Gérard, as part of the “Danse en amateur et repertoire” programme (2016) (a programme created to assist and promote amateur dancing).
With some fifteen adults-dancers, the amateur dance group of the project Format or the creation of a dance territory, created in 2014 in Meyras, Auvergne, under the leadership of Sophie Gérard, proposes weekly classes on a variety of contemporary techniques. Wishing to become involved in the creative process, they participated for the first time in a piece entitled Heroes by Groupenfonction, and wish to include in a sustainable manner the creation of shows in their programme of activities.
Déroutes, the work choreographed in 2002 by Mathilde Monnier based on Georg Büchner’s unfinished short story Lenz, highlights walking as the basis for dance, thus giving direct, simple access to the group. Originally rooted in one-on-one work with each dancer, the show, transmitted by Enora Rivière and Thibaut Kaiser, also singles out the identity of the amateurs participating in the project. The geographic context of Format, in the Ardèche region of France, is also a means of nurturing the research and of better understanding Lenz by walking in the midst of nature.
A figure on the choreographic scene since the 1980s and director of the Centre choré- graphique national de Montpellier from 1994 to 2014, Mathilde Monnier has left the beaten track, taking the risk of widely extending her references with works around Africa such as Pour Antigone (1993), around autism in L’Atelier en pièces (1996) and around the group and the individual with Les Lieux de là (1998). She also enjoys comparing her points of view with those of writers (Christine Angot), philosophers (Jean-Luc Nancy) and singers (Katerine). She was named director of the Centre national de la danse in Pantin in 2014.
Mathilde Monnier holds a reference position in the French and international contemporary dance landscape. Her creations continuously defy expectations thanks to constant renewal. Her nomination as director of the Centre Chorégraphique de Montpellier Languedoc-Roussillon in 1994 has initiated a series of collaborations with people coming from different artistic domains. From artist Beverly Semmes to philosopher Jean-Luc Nancy from film director Claire Denis, Mathilde Monnier has always pushed the boundaries of a work she sees as an experience above all. Musical creation holds an important position with very varied collaborations within the fields of popular as well as scholarly music - jazz musician Louis Sclavis, composers David Moss and Heiner Goebbels, virtuoso platinist eriKm. More recently, she has used PJ Harvey's rock music but also the pink pop settings 2008 vallée, the show she co-created with singer Philippe Katerine. It came to a glorious end in the Main Courtyard at the 2008 Avignon festival. Fascinated by the concept of unison, she created the pastoral Tempo 76 show at the Montpellier Danse 07 festival on Gyôrgy Ligeti's music. In february 2008 she was commissionned by the Berlin Philarmonic Orchestra conducted by Simon Rattle to choreograph Heiner Goebbels opera, Surrogate Cities. More than 130 amateurs went on stage to take part to an opera dealing with the city and the power struggle within. The same year, she presented the burlesque duet Gustavia in which she appeared along with spanish performance artist La Ribot at the Montpellier Danse 08 festival. In 2009, she created Pavlova 3'23'', in reference to the classical ballet The Death of The Swan. In 2010, working in close collaboration with visual artist Dominique Figarella, Mathilde Monnier created the show Soapéra, and subsequently paid homage to Merce Cunningham by way of the show Un américain à paris. In 2011, together with choreographer Loïc Touzé and writer Tanguy Viel, Mathilde Monnier created Nos images, a work focusing on film. Together with Jean-François Duroure, she restaged Pudique acide / Extasis at the Festival Montpellier Danse 11, two duos that the choreographers created in 1984 and 1985.
Source : Mathilde Monnier
En savoir plus : www.mathildemonnier.com
From live stage images to life in images, the director and video artist Karim Zeriahen seems to have found the shortest way. Since the beginning of the 90s, when he worked in close relationship with choreographer Philippe Decouflé, he learned how to put the art of stage in motion, contemporary dance most of the time. Karim Zeriahen then starts a fruitful collaboration with Montpellier based choreographer Mathilde Monnier. Stop, Videlilah, day of night, short films adapted from her stage creations. Each time, Karim Zeriahen's camera takes over the place with movement, the body language is not frozen but magnified. Choreographer Herman Diephuis also joins this gallery of dancing portraits. Documentaries on figures such like Albert Maysles or Hubert de Givenchy and from Joe Dalessandro to Paul Morrissey, he sets a signature, a camera always in action with confidence.
Today the director goes further with a new project and tracks the subtle movements of the body language beyond the physical appearance. A collection of living portraits as unique pièces reminding us of the master portraitists of renaissance. These living natures consists in filming the subject in a certain amount of time, almost still, with signs of respiration, eye blinks, as if it were posing for a painting. They are then displayed on a flat screen with a memory card. With this collection starting, Karim Zeriahen, with his documentary and artist vision, interrogates himself about the virtual world filled with images. By taking a pause, and his models with him, he questions the way we look at things, the way we look at life.
Source: Philippe Noisette
En savoir plus: www.karimzeriahen.com
Déroutes [remontage 2017]
Corinne Bourgeois, Agnès Chambon, Martine Dughelin, Cookie Fachon,
David Kressmann, Olivier Labrot,
Simone Picard, Anne-Marie Wandoch
Extrait remonté par le groupe de danse amateur du programme Format (Meyras), responsable artistique Sophie Gérard, dans le cadre de Danse en amateur et répertoire (2016) - Transmission Enora Rivière
et Thibaut Kaiser
Danse en amateur et répertoire
Amateur Dance and Repertory is a companion program to amateur practice beyond the dance class and the technical learning phase. Intended for groups of amateur dancers, it opens a space of sharing for those who wish to deepen a practice and a knowledge of the dance in relation to its history.
Head of Research and Choreographic Directories
Research Assistant and Choreographic Directories
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Source: CN D
More information: https://www.cnd.fr/en/page/323-danse-en-amateur-et-repertoire-grant-programme