Et mon cœur a vu à foison
Et mon coeur a vu à foison is a piece of gothic exuberance, which forces the line, exceeds the measure: a "monstrous" piece. Built like a polyptych, the piece unfolds a procession of frenzied bodies. Bodies that show themselves in their stupidity, in their weakness, bodies that spread in their insolent presence, exhausted bodies, bodies in a trance which strangely appear in incredible forms. The iconography concerning triumphs of death, medieval tapestries, great scenes of demonic possessions and miraculous healings, the iconography of Charenton and Salpêtrière hospitals, Zulawski's horror and possession films in Argento, ritual trance ethnic dances have served us as creative material.
Robin Leduc worked his musical composition by searching medieval forms - ballads, rondeaux, songs - as well as polyphony and trance rhythms. How to create a music of apparent poverty while chord slips, rhythmic transformations are chiseled in detail?
The designer lights Valérie Sigward has built a suspended luminous object, like many falling stars, that sculpts and nimps the space. The nimbus is a luminous disc used to represent deceased characters.
Corine Petitpierre has created a plastic universe that oscillates between simplicity and profusion, between tribal and theatrical adornment. The costumes accompany, emphasize and are an integral part of the dramaturgy.
Source: CCN of Caen in Normandy
Alban Richard discovered contemporary dance while he was pursuing literary and musical studies. From the late 1990s, he worked for various choreographers such as Odile Duboc, Olga de Soto and Rosalind Crisp.
In 2000, Alban Richard founded Ensemble l'Abrupt for which he created about thirty very different pieces, always in close interaction with a musical work whose writing and formal structure he questioned. Consequently, each creation opens up new research and a new performance style, setting itself apart from the previous one. The way he develops his shows, using restricted improvisations to devise the work directly on stage, encourages the performers to become creators of their own dance.
Alban Richard has collaborated with the Alla francesca ensemble, Les Talens Lyriques, Les Percussions de Strasbourg, the Ensemble intercontemporain, IRCAM and the Cairn, Instant Donné and Alternance ensembles, as well as with composers Arnaud Rebotini, Sebastian Rivas, Erwan Keravec, Jérôme Combier, Laurent Perrier, Raphaël Cendo, Robin Leduc, Paul Clift, Wen Liu and Matthew Barnson.
A prolific choreographer, Alban Richard is regularly invited by ballets and companies, both internationally (Canada, Lithuania, Norway) and in France, to create commissioned works.
Since 2015 he has been artistic director of the centre chorégraphique national de Caen en Normandie, with a project based on both his practice as an author and on connecting with the territory and its inhabitants.
More information : https://ccncn.eu/english/
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.
centre chorégraphique national de Caen en Normandie
A place for dance open to everyone, where people come to see, dance and talk.
The centre chorégraphique national de Caen en Normandie is a space of shared projects that questions the world in which we live, a receptive place where dance is at the heart of an artistic, political and civic-minded vision. It is a centre for the creation, hosting, production and dissemination of choreographic works, a hub that acts as a resource for training and research. It is a place shared with artists, residents, associations and cultural institutions, a place open to artistic creation and the contemporary repertoire.
Awakening curiosity, stimulating the desire for knowledge, opening up to differences, sharing real artistic, intellectual and human experiences – these are the new challenges identified by Alban Richard for the centre chorégraphique national de Caen en Normandie.
Associated artists 2019-2021: Marco da Silva Ferreira and Mette Edvardsen
Companion artists 2020: Herman Diephuis and Michel Schweizer
Et mon cœur a vu à foison
Artistic direction / Conception
Romain Bertet, Jean-Baptiste Bridon, Arnaud Cabias, Nicolas Chaigneau, Cédric Cyprien, Max Fossati, Massimo Fusco, Yannick Hugron, Sylvère Lamotte, Robin Leduc, Julien Touati
Le miroir des âmes simples et anéanties et qui seulement demeurent en vouloir et désir d’amour de Marguerite Porete ; The Digby play, anonyme anglais du XIVe siècle ; Macbeth de William Shakespeare ; E.Mix d’Alban Richard
Conseillère en analyse fonctionnelle du corps dans le mouvement dansé Nathalie Schulmann
Production / Coproduction of the choreographic work
Production ensemble l’Abrupt Coproduction Théâtre National de Chaillot, Paris; Scène Nationale d’Orléans. Avec le soutien de la Direction régionale des Affaires Culturelles d’Ile-de-France / Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication au titre de l’aide aux compagnies conventionnées et la communauté d’agglomération de Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines dans le cadre de la résidence de l’ensemble l’Abrupt au Prisme, Centre de développement artistique; de l’Adami (Administration des droits des artistes et musiciens interprètes) ; de l’Atelier de Paris Carolyn Carlson ; du Théâtre Louis Aragon – scène conventionnée danse de Tremblay en France. Remerciements à Emmanuelle Jouan, Nathalie Béné et l’équipe technique du théâtre Louis Aragon – scène conventionnée danse de Tremblay en France.