Elle semelle de quoi? [Carmen]
A Carmen who doesn't touch the ground, a toreador who breaks, flying sneackers and a bit of rebel love... When a contemporary choreographer meets the hip-hop universe and puts it together with Bizet's Opera, the shock creates a wonderful choreographic piece full of humour, with delightful and choreographic deliriums. This Carmen left its mark!
Source : Cie Propos
Denis Plassard started to dance on a misunderstanding : wrapped up in crepe paper for the "End of the Year Show" in primary school, he was convinced that the steps meant something and that putting them together was just like writing sentences to tell a story... Since then, a question (a bit odd for a dancer/choreographer) haunts him: what does the movement mean? What do we say when we move?
He then decided to study dance and entered the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse in Lyon. After he graduated, he danced for 2 seasons with Josette Baïz's company in Aix-en-Provence.
In 1991, at the age of 23, he set up his own company named after his first solo, “Propos”, which was created the year before. Very early in his choreographic career, he tried to create dynamic links between speech and movement and his work focused on the connection between "Dance and Text". His choreographic writing is precise, sharp and very theatrical, and his style is quirky and full of humour and derision. Prolific choreographer and eager dancer, he enjoys being confronted with new universes and is continually looking for artistic meetings and crossroads between different aesthetics.
From Kafka to Mermet, from Bizet to Labiche, from the stage to the circus ring, he keeps having new ideas that mix hip-hop, circus, music, theatre and dance.
Source : The company Propos 's website
More information : compagnie-propos.com
Born in 1973, he lives and works in Pantin.
Visual artist, Mathieu Bouvier is a plastician, a videast, a photographer, a scenograph and an independant researcher.. Diplomed from the Saint Etienne art school and the Lyon art school, from the Le Fresnoy studio and the Tourocing SNAC. Some of his works have been shown in public art centers ans others in private space for an individual audience. As a videast, scenographist and dramatist he is close from contemporary danse. He is leading practical theoretical researches through workshops conducted with choreographers on the notion of « figures » or how to convert signs between body, image and language.
Source: Mathieu Bouvier 's website
More information : mathieu.mathieu.free.fr
Elle semelle de quoi?
Denis Plassard (avec la complicité des danseurs)
Paul Bulenzi, Jim Krummenacker, Madgid Lahlouh, Mickaël Lamarre (ou Salomon Baneck-Asaro), Sonia Mvondo (ou Constance Besançon)
Carmen (extraits) de Georges Bizet, Direction Thomas Beecham Enregistrement 1958/1959 Paris
Jean Tartaroli, Sébastien Revel (régie)
Geneviève Grabowski (Accessoires), Lori Chardonnet (Costumes)
Production / Coproduction of the video work
Maison de la Danse - Danse ville danse 2001