2010 - Director : Riolon, Luc
Present in collection(s): Cie La Baraka / La Chapelle - Abou Lagraa & Nawal Aït Benalla
Video producer : 24IMAGES
Piece dedicated to my father-in-law, Salim AiT Benalla (April 1949 - March 2008)
" While immersing myself in the poetry of Omar Khayyâm – a great Persian poet, philosopher and mathematician of the 11th century, I've been immediately seduced and inspired by the deepness and the humility of his discourse about the meaning of life and by his way of lauding the "joyousness of God".
Khayyâm, with his Rubaiyat (quatrain in Persian), described himself as an infidel but a worshipper , and was critical towards the Muslim religious people. This is what interrogated me with questions, being myself a Muslim.
In this duo, I'm inspired by some of his quatrains, which raises questions on the passage of time, the fleeting pleasures of life and the immicence of death. Through spiral movements, between sky and earth, in a fluid dance thwarted by breathing, it seemed evident to me to talk about love in couple, burning desire, love of the one another another until self-loss and loss of the other. The dancers transcend this duo, exhilarated by the musical fusion of Sufi tradition and occidental electronic music. An original soundtrack by Eric Aldea and Ivan Chiossone mingles with iranian santûr and with the a cappella version of Omar Khayyâm's quatrains by the Afghan singer Massoud Raonaq. Finally, the dan cer NawalAit Benalla Lagraa and myself are conversing and exploring "from the inside", to let our own truth reverberate in each of us."
Source : Abou Lagraa
En savoir plus : www.aboulagraa.fr
After studies of mathematics preparatory class and medecine studies, Luc Riolon begins to make films within the framework of his Faculty of Medicine, then met the famous choreographers of the 80s (Maguy Marin, Mark Tompkins, Josef Nadj, Daniel Larrieu Daniel, Odile Duboc, Josette Baiz, Angelin Prljocaj, etc.) with whom he shoots numerous films (re-creation for the camera, the illegal securements). In the 80s with the American choreographer Mark Tompkins he introduces the video on the stage, broadcasting live on big screens the images which he shoots with his camera by being on the stage with the dancers, mixing live images and pre-recorded images. With Daniel Larrieu he participates in the creation of the famous show WATERPROOF, the contemporary choreography which takes place in a swimming pool, by filming live) the dancers dancing in the water and mixing the live images with pre-recorded underwater images. This choreography has been shown in many countries (USA, Canada, Spain, England…)
Then he collaborates during 10 years with the famous french TV producer Eve Ruggieri for her programs" Musics in the heart ". He shoots with her of numerous documentaries about classical music, opera singers and dance. From 1999 he directs documentaries of scientific popularization, by following researchers attached to the resolution of a particular ecologic enigma. These two artistic and scientific domains which can seem separated are nevertheless, for Luc Riolon, connected by the same approach : the deep desire to understand the world, by the art or by the scientific research, and to restore it to the largest number. Among his recent scientific documentaries, we can quote for example " The Enigma of the Black Caiman ", Living and dying in the swamp " or " The Nile delta: The end of the miracle ". “Chernobyl, a natural history ? “ These documentaries of scientific popularization recently have been awarded in international festivals.
Choreography : Abou Lagraa
Interpretation : Nawal Aït Benalla Lagraa, Abou Lagraa
Artistic consultancy / Dramaturgy : Patricia Porasse, Sandrine Maisonneuve
Original music : Eric Aldéa & Ivan Chiossone
Additionnal music : Robert Ashley, Madjid Kiani
Lights : Gérard Garchey
Costumes : Michelle Amet
Technical direction : Antoine de Gantho
Production / Coproduction of the choreographic work : Compagnie la Baraka, laBiennale de la Danse de Lyon, Les Gémeaux / SCEAUX / ScèneNationale, L'Onde, Espace Culturel Velizy-Villacoublay
Production / Coproduction of the video work : Production 24 images
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