A fervent republican, Maguy Marin is an unparallelled choreographer and director. Her most recent pieces mirror our world with lucidity and pugnacity. Settled in the lyonnaise region, at Ramdam, an art centre she shares with other artists, she captures existing society as if it were a caricature. In this show by a multiplicity of authors, she once again engages in a new venture. She explains: “In 1928, Edward Bernays, the american nephew of Sigmund Freud, wrote a book entitled Propaganda, a small manual which cynically and frankly presents the great principles of mass psychological manipulation (...) In 2017, men and women who do not adapt to the parameters of competition and efficiency are guaranteed to become obsolete.”
To a supposedly civic, young, fair, kind, and open-minded world, she proposes a dance which draws its power from a vital impetus which doesn’t ignore the contortions of “showbiz society”. This is a dance which brings together ten performers, a mixture of company regulars and new arrivals.
Source: Maison de la Danse de Lyon
More information: https://ramdamcda.org
Born in Toulouse, dancer and choreographer Maguy Marin studied classical ballet at the Toulouse dance academy. She then joined the Strasbourg Dance Company and later Mudra, Maurice Béjart’s multi-disciplinary school in Brussels. In 1978, with Daniel Ambash, she founded the Ballet-Théâtre de l’Arche, which was to become the Compagnie Maguy Marin in 1984. The Centre Chorégraphique National de Créteil et du Val-de-Marne followed in 1985: its unremitting artistic work spread worldwide.
In 1987, Marin’s encounter with musician-composer Denis Mariotte was the starting point of a decisive partnership, which broadened the scope of experimentation.
Then in 1998, a new place to settle in, for a new Centre Chorégraphique National, in Rillieux-la-Pape: a place as a we in time and space to strengthen one’s ability to foster those diagonal forces resisting oblivion (H. Arendt).
The year 2011 saw a remodelling of the framework in which the company’s reflection and achievements unfold. After the intensity of the Rillieux-la-Pape years, there emerged a need for a new phase in Toulouse from 2012.
In January, 2015, Maguy Marin and the company find the region of Lyon. An installation to ramdam to Sainte-Foy-lès-Lyon, who engages the deployment of a new ambitious project: RAMDAM, un centre d’art.
Source : Compagnie Maguy Marin
More information : compagnie-maguy-marin.fr
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 Numeridanse.tv, 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
More information: fabione.fr
Deux mille dix sept
Ulises Alvarez, Laura Frigato, Françoise Leick, Louise Mariotte, Mayalen Otondo, Cathy Polo, Ennio Sammarco, Marcelo Sepulveda, Adolfo Vargas
Albin Chavignon (et régie plateau)
Nelly Geyres assistée de Raphaël Lo Bello, conception d’éléments costumes Montserrat Casanova, Éléments d’accessoires Paul Pédebidau
Antoine Garry et Loïc Goubet
Production / Coproduction of the choreographic work
COPRODUCTION Centre Culturel André Malraux - Vandoeuvre-lès-Nancy, Théâtre de la Ville / Festival d’Automne - Paris, Opéra de Lille, MC2: Grenoble, Centre Chorégraphique National - Nancy, Manège / Scène Nationale - Reims, Maison de la Danse - Lyon, Centre Chorégraphique National - Grenoble, Théâtre Garonne / Scène européenne -Toulouse, ADAMI. Avec le soutien du Théâtre, Scène nationale de Mâcon.
Production / Coproduction of the video work
Maison de la Danse - Fabien Plasson