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Flowers

Numeridanse.tv 2007 - Director : Minne, Didier

Choreographer(s) : Droulers, Pierre (France)

Present in collection(s): Numeridanse.tv , Charleroi danses [2005-2016]

Video producer : Charleroi Danses

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Flowers

Numeridanse.tv 2007 - Director : Minne, Didier

Choreographer(s) : Droulers, Pierre (France)

Present in collection(s): Numeridanse.tv , Charleroi danses [2005-2016]

Video producer : Charleroi Danses

en fr

Flowers

PIERRE DROULERS

2007

The primordial function of the house is not to orient the being through the architecture of the building and reveal a place – but rather to break the plenitude of the element, to open out the utopia in which the "I" engages with itself by remaining at home.
Emmanuel Levinas, Totalité et Infini
 
The task of Flowers is to make visible that inner house, those intimate spaces, to reveal that inner luminosity, as borne by the performers.
 
Flowers is an organic, polymorphic 'landscape-piece' in which the 'temporal' dimensions of the being and their representations in space (memories, evocations, projections, constructions, dreams, rituals, ghosts, chimera, etc.) are dilated and contracted.
 
A space, truncated by light, by the actions of matter, by aural textures, creating other centres on the periphery, breaking symmetries, from the rigidity of the stage to the litheness of the bodies.
 

Credits

 
Conception and choreography Pierre Droulers
Performed and created by Olivier Balzarini, Yoann Boyer, Sébastien Chatellier, Pierre Droulers, Jara Serrano Gonzales, Manon Greiner, Marielle Morales, Katrien Vandergooten, Michel Yang
And with Arnaud Meuleman, Bruno Olivier
Scenographic collaboration Yves Godin, Arnaud Meuleman, Anne Masson and Eric Chevalier
Artistic assistant Olivier Balzarini
Lighting design Yves Godin
Sound design and music editing Thomas Turine
Plastic artiste Arnaud Meuleman
Clothing, materials Anne Masson and Eric Chevalier
Production control Bruno Olivier
Technique Francis Debon, Serge Devergnies
Dressmaker Catherine Piqueray
Make-up Vauke Kakese
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Production Charleroi Danses in co-production with the KunstenfestivaldesArts
With the support of the D.A.N.C.E. programme

Droulers, Pierre


After three years of artistic training at Mudra, the multidisciplinary school founded by Maurice Béjart in Brussels, Pierre Droulers continued his training in Poland with Grotowski. He participated in Robert Wilson’s workshops in Paris. During a trip to New York in 1978, he discovered the work of the Judson Church, and returned to dance after seeing Steve Paxton at St Mark’s Church.

He created a solo in Brussels with Steve Lacy, saxophonist and composer (Hedges, 1979). After working on various projects as a choreographer (Tao, with Sherryl Sutton, 1980 - Tips, with the future Grand Magasin, 1982 - Pieces for Nothing, with Minimal Compact, 1983 - Miserere, with Winston Tong and Sussan Deihim, 1985 - Remains, with Steve Lacy, 1991, etc.) or as a performer (with Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and Michèle Anne De Mey from 1986 to 1989, among others), he created a work in two parts based on Finnegan's Wake by James Joyce, in which he performed in a variety of ways, incorporating acting, dance, talking and music (Comme si on était leurs Petits Poucets, 1991, and Jamais de l'Abîme, 1993).

The question of form and the construction of a work led to abstraction, disposing of the theatricality which hindered him. He settled the issue of objects with Michel François (Mountain/Fountain, 1995), and explored light and emptiness with Ann Veronica Janssens – artists aroused his interest in matter (De l’Air et du Vent, 1996). He alternated between small and large forms, feeling the necessity to be closer to the performer. Petites Formes, 1997, invited four performers – Stefan Dreher, Thomas Hauert, Tijen Lawton and Celia Hope-Simpson – each to create a small form alongside the one Pierre Droulers created for them. Multum in Parvo, at the KunstenFestivaldesarts,1998, questioned the notion of mass once again with its 26 dancers. In 2000, Pierre Droulers staged MA at the Festival d’Automne with Michel François, Ann Veronica Janssens and Yuji Oshima – a stroll through the architecture of modern cities. In 2001, he returned to the stage with Sames, a duo with Stefan Dreher about the question of doubles and the notions of same and different.

Simultaneously Pierre Droulers opened a venue in Marseille, the Bird Studio, for hosting artistic residencies and north-south migrations on the site of Cap 15, with its various studios for artistes.

In 2003 he was given a free hand for a production at the Balsamine in Brussels. Dealing with several venues, moments and artistes (Vélo and Scrub Color II by Ann Veronica Janssens ; Alu by Michel François ; La Maison de Jan Hoet by Koen Theys), this single, unified event presents an itinerary, a pathway between dance, the visual arts and sound that marks a return to small-scale form (Parades) and to group composition/improvisation (Appartement).

In 2004 he produced Inouï, which was presented in Belgium, France and Germany. In 2005 he took part in the Agora project presented in the grounds of the Parc Royal in Brussels as part of the Kunstenfestivaldesarts, on which he collaborated with the artist Simon Siegmann, the composer George Van Dam and the writer Jean-Michel Espitallier.

After Flowers, piece for 8 dancers created inside the Charleroi Danses Biennal and the Kunstenfestivaldesarts in 2007, and All in All, commissioned by the Ballet de l’Opéra de Lyon, Pierre Droulers presented his piece Walk Talk Chalk, at the Kunstenfestivaldesarts in 2009. In 2010, he recreated de l’air et du vent he presented among others in May 2011 at the Théâtre de la Cité internationale in Paris. The piece is still touring.

Pierre Droulers is now associate artist at Charleroi Danses, the Choreographic Centre of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation.

Soleils, Pierre Droulers’ last creation, has been created in May 2013 during the Kunstenfestivaldesarts.

Updating : July 2014

Minne, Didier

Flowers

Artistic direction / Conception : Pierre Droulers

Artistic direction assistance / Conception : Olivier Balzarini

Choreography : Pierre Droulers

Interpretation : Olivier Balzarini, Yoann Boyer, Sébastien Chatellier, Jara Serrano Gonzales, Manon Greiner, Arnaud Meuleman, Marielle Morales, Bruno Olivier, Katrien Vandergooten, Michel Yang

Set design : Yves Godin, Sima Khatami, Anne Masson et Eric Chevalier, Arnaud Meuleman

Costumes : Vêtements, matériaux Anne Masson et Eric Chevalier

Settings : Arnaud Meuleman

Production / Coproduction of the choreographic work : Production Charleroi Danses, Centre chorégraphique de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles Coproduction Kunstenfestivaldesarts

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