A fuego lento
A fuego lento
The partners do not revolve around each other: their steps go back and forth instead of turning on the spot, as if continually driven to want to escape, to turn away but never succeed in detaching themselves from the force of attraction that connects them. The dancers let go and catch up instead of really dancing together; rather than with each other, they dance against each other, hesitating between the closeness and the struggle that the expression suggests.
Source: Compagnie Quat'zarts
Source: The cie Catherine Berbessou 's website
Author, filmmaker and video artist Charles Picq (1952-2012) entered working life in the 70s through theatre and photography. A- fter resuming his studies (Maîtrise de Linguistique - Lyon ii, Maîtrise des sciences et Techniques de la Communication - grenoble iii), he then focused on video, first in the field of fine arts at the espace Lyonnais d'art Contemporain (ELAC) and with the group « Frigo », and then in dance.
On creation of the Maison de la Danse in Lyon in 1980, he was asked to undertake a video documentation project that he has continued ever since. During the ‘80s, a decade marked in France by the explosion of contemporary dance and the development of video, he met numerous artists such as andy Degroat, Dominique Bagouet, Carolyn Carlson, régine Chopinot, susanne Linke, Joëlle Bouvier and regis Obadia, Michel Kelemenis. He worked in the creative field with installations and on-stage video, as well as in television with recorded shows, entertainment and documentaries.
His work with Dominique Bagouet (80-90) was a unique encounter. He documents his creativity, assisting with Le Crawl de Lucien and co-directing with his films Tant Mieux, Tant Mieux and 10 anges. in the 90s he became director of video development for the Maison de la Danse and worked, with the support of guy Darmet and his team, in the growing space of theatre video through several initiatives:
- He founded a video library of dance films with free public access. This was a first for France. Continuing the video documentation of theatre performances, he organised their management and storage.
- He promoted the creation of a video-bar and projection room, both dedicated to welcoming school pupils.
- He started «présentations de saisons» in pictures.
- He oversaw the DVD publication of Le tour du monde en 80 danses, a pocket video library produced by the Maison de la Danse for the educational sector.
- He launched the series “scènes d'écran” for television and online. He undertook the video library's digital conversion and created Numeridanse.
His main documentaries are: enchaînement, Planète Bagouet, Montpellier le saut de l'ange, Carolyn Carlson, a woman of many faces, grand ecart, Mama africa, C'est pas facile, Lyon, le pas de deux d'une ville, Le Défilé, Un rêve de cirque.
He has also produced theatre films: Song, Vu d'ici (Carolyn Carlson), Tant Mieux, Tant Mieux, 10 anges, Necesito and So schnell, (Dominique Bagouet), Im bade wannen, Flut and Wandelung (Susanne Linke), Le Cabaret Latin (Karine Saporta), La danse du temps (Régine Chopinot), Nuit Blanche (Abou Lagraa), Le Témoin (Claude Brumachon), Corps est graphique (Käfig), Seule et WMD (Françoise et Dominique Dupuy), La Veillée des abysses (James Thiérrée), Agwa (Mourad Merzouki), Fuenteovejuna (Antonio Gades), Blue Lady revistied (Carolyn Carlson).
Source: Maison de la Danse de Lyon
The Company was created in 1990 under the name of its choreographer Catherine Berbessou.
In 1996, Tango entered the Company and obtained the confidence of the Biennale de danse in Lyon and the support of Adami. Thus was born the show A Fuego Lento, which enjoyed great success and the support of the Théâtre de la Ville in Paris. In 1998, the Company moved into residence at the Gémeaux Scène Nationale in Sceaux for 7 months. Valser was presented on March 12 and 13, 1999. This show was co-produced by Gémeaux, obtained the support of Adami, Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations, Afaa and obtained aid for the creation of the Drac d'Ile de France, Ministry of Culture and Communication. In 1999, the residency at Gémeaux was renewed for a year and will allow the production of a film Intrusion in collaboration with Sébastien Jaudeau presented during the Rencontre Exceptionnelle evening presented on March 28,29,30, 2000 in Sceaux. In 2000 and 200, the Company obtained a two-year company aid from the Drac Ile de France Ministry of Culture and Communication, and devoted itself to the distribution of A Fuego lento and Valser. In 2002, La Compagnie returned to the Théâtre des Gémeaux in Sceaux for a creative residency where Fleur de Cactus was presented on March 8,9,10. Co-produced by Sceaux, the Théâtre de la Ville, Forbach, the Festival de Marseille, Lyon and with the support of Drac Ile de France and Adami.
Source: Compagnie Quat'zarts
A fuego lento
Choreography : Catherine Berbessou
Choreography assistance : Federico Rodriguez Moreno
Interpretation : Corinne Barbara, Catherine Berbessou, Teresa Cuhna, Moira Castellano, Federico Rodriguez Moreno, Alejandro Angelica, Eric Affergan, Julie Boute
Set design : Marc Oliviero
Lights : Sylvie Debare, Marc Oliviero
Costumes : Yasmine Simon
Sound : Jean Claude Reynaud
Production / Coproduction of the choreographic work : Biennale de la danse 1996
Production / Coproduction of the video work : Biennale de la danse - Charles Picq, 1996
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