An extract remodelled by Hamadryade (La Chapelle-sur-Erdre, Pays de la Loire), artistic manager Murielle La Rose, as part of the “Danse en amateur et répertoire” programme (2017/2018) (a programme created to assist and promote amateur dancing).
Transmission by Pierre Rigal, Mélanie Chartreux, Camille Regneault and Julien Saint-Maximin.
Presented on 26 May 2018, Les 2 Scènes, Théâtre Ledoux, Besançon.
The piece when it was created
Firstly produced 2-4 February 2012 at the Théâtre de Suresnes Jean Vilar
Choreoraphy: Pierre Rigal, Mélanie Chartreux
Piece for 9 performers: Lydie Alberto, Abdoulaye Barry, Mathieu Hernandez, Giovanni Léocadie, Sandrine Lescourant, Yoann Nirennold, Camille Regneault, Julien Saint-Maximin, Marie-Kaae Schmidt
Music: Nihil Bordures
Original duration: 1h10
Hamadryade (La Chapelle-sur-Erdre, Pays de la Loire)
The group is made up of members aged 19 to 50, all hailing from different horizons, from classical, jazz or contemporary dance backgrounds. Its aim is the creation and presentation on stage of dance pieces, an exercise that seeks to complete the technical classes.
Vivacity, colour and musicality are the choreographic aspects that immediately aroused the interest of the group’s female dancers and made them want to learn the language of Baroque dance that is not just limited to simple recreations of 17th and 18th century balls and ballets. Baroque dance is really, and continues to be, a choreographic language in its own right. These extracts from Dialogues are proof of this, possessing an extremely contemporary character while at the same time using a vocabulary that is four centuries old.