Diagnostic F20.9 was born from my interest for brain mechanisms that deal with the loss of control of the body and the mind. As a dancer and choreographer, I have been working for many years on a daily basis to acquire an extreme control of my own body and I found myself questioning about the reverse process : when and how can this control mechanism derail ?
In this sense, while studying cognitive dysfunctions, I immersed myself into the psychiatric medical community and discovered a very well spread illness, victim of many prejudices and yet, still unknown by most of the people : schizophrenia, listed in the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) at the chapter F20.9.
The several meetings and exchanges I experienced with schizophrenics gave me this desire to transcribe this mental disorder into a vocabulary of the body.
Such people, as rich as they are, both by their sensitivity and their intelligence deserve, according to me, a testimony in order to destigmatize this disease.
Source: Cie BurnOut
Self-taught by nature, Jann Gallois entered in the dance world in 2004 through hip hop doors. Very soon she was known by many choreographers such as Sebastien Lefrançois, Sylvain Groud, Angelin Preljocaj, Sebastien Ramirez, Kaori Ito, and collaborated with each of them for a series of creations from 2008 till 2014.
In 2012 after a strong professional experience as a performer, Jann decided to found her own company, Cie BurnOut, and to write her first own solo piece, « P=mg » for which she was 9 times awarded by national and international prizes, such as Paris Young Talent Prize and Beaumarchais-SACD Prize in Paris, Solo-Tanz Theater Prize in Stuttgart, Masdanza Prize in Canary Islands, Machol Shalem Prize in Jerusalem, and Gdansk solo dance contest Prize in Poland.
In 2015, Jann Gallois confirmed her artistic signature, combining hip hop and contemporary dance, by creating once again a solo-piece called « Diagnostic F20.9 », for which she was nammed “Dance Bearer of Hope” of the year by the german newspaper Tanz. In 2016, she created « Compact » a duet piece with her main partner Rafael Smadja.
Source: Cie BurnOut 's website
More information : cieburnout.com
Production / Coproduction of the choreographic work
Cie BurnOut, coproduction Théâtre de Suresnes Jean Vilar - Maison Folie Wazemmes de Lille - ARCADI Ile-de-France / Dispositifs d’accompagnements – IADU (Fondation de France / La Villette avec le soutien de la Caisse des Dépôts et de l’Acsé) - SPEDIDAM - La Briqueterie / CDC du Val-de-Marne Avec le soutien de la DRAC Île-de-France - Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication La Cie BurnOut reçoit le soutien de la Fondation BNP Paribas pour tous ses projets à partir de la saison 2017-2018
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