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Good Boy

CN D - Centre national de la danse 2003 - Director : Buffard, Alain

Choreographer(s) : Buffard, Alain (France)

Present in collection(s): Centre national de la danse

Video producer : pi:es

Integral video available at CND de Pantin

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Good Boy

CN D - Centre national de la danse 2003 - Director : Buffard, Alain

Choreographer(s) : Buffard, Alain (France)

Present in collection(s): Centre national de la danse

Video producer : pi:es

Integral video available at CND de Pantin

en fr

Good Boy

The body as a reservoir of worlds, of spaces, of modes of existence, of fluxes, of mutations, of transformations. Opposed to the body- tool of the dancer, Good Boy plays around with the idea of a body- apparatus, a favored instrument-body by which is heightened and exacerbated a certain form of transgression; a body that reveals the social and moral glut, a body that speaks vitality and sickness. We don’t know what the body is capable of. Why not start from zero with the body, invent a new articular geography, invent another organic grammar. Explore its surface like a field of heterogeneous and independent segments, organize relationships between masses, draw it prolongations into the space, excrescences and growths. Transfer the original functions. Repeat everyday gestures to give 

it imaginary hindrances. Erase the identifitary contours to better sketch in others. Manufacture a useless body to enwrap it in a new status, embrace a new stature, and shatter the aesthetics of the sculptural ideal inherited from J. J. Winckelmann. 

Alain Buffard [9 November 1997]

Buffard, Alain

Alain Buffard starts dancing in 1978 with Alwin Nikolaïs at the Centre national de danse contemporaine in Angers. He dances in several productions from Brigitte Farges and Daniel Larrieu, as well as Régine Chopinot, Philippe Decouflé. He realizes a choreography for two plays with Marie-Christine Georghiu, accompanied by the Rita Mitsuko rock group, a first solo "Bleu nuit" in 1988, and Wagner's Master singers of Nuremberg staged by Claude Régy in 1989.

While carrying on his career of dancer, he works as an assistant in Anne de Villepoix 's Gallery for exhibitions on R. Zaugg, Fischli & Weiss, Chris Burden and V. Acconci. At the same time, he is a correspondent for two Norwegian daily papers, for which he covers visual arts events in France. He stops dancing between 1991 and 1996. In 1996 he makes two decisive meetings : one with Yvonne Rainer on the occasion of the updating of her play Continuous Project ­ Altered Daily by the Albrecht KNUST Quatuor, and another one with Anna Haplrin, with whom he is working as the winner of the "Villa Medicis - hors les murs" prize.

In January 1998 he creates "Good boy", his second solo, and then makes in 1999 two trios INtime / EXtime and MORE et encore. "Tout va bien" is premiered in June 2010 at Festival Montpellier Danse and his last piece "Baron Samedi" is created in April 2012 at the Théâtre de Nîmes where he was an associated artist for both seasons 2010-2011 and 2011-2012.

He also realized "My lunch with Anna", a film with Anna Halprin in California with the help of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in France and le Fresnoy national studio for contemporary arts, where he was associated artist during the season 2004-2005.

Source: Alain Buffard 's website

Buffard, Alain

1960-2013.
 

Alain Buffard starts dancing in 1978 with Alwin Nikolaïs at the Centre national de danse contemporaine in Angers. He dances in several productions from Brigitte Farges and Daniel Larrieu, as well as Régine Chopinot, Philippe Decouflé. He realizes a choreography for two plays with Marie-Christine Georghiu, accompanied by the Rita Mitsuko rock group, a first solo "Bleu nuit" in 1988, and Wagner's Master singers of Nuremberg staged by Claude Régy in 1989.
 

While carrying on his career of dancer, he works as an assistant in Anne de Villepoix 's Gallery for exhibitions on R. Zaugg, Fischli & Weiss, Chris Burden and V. Acconci. At the same time, he is a correspondent for two Norwegian daily papers, for which he covers visual arts events in France. He stops dancing between 1991 and 1996. In 1996 he makes two decisive meetings : one with Yvonne Rainer on the occasion of the updating of her play Continuous Project ­ Altered Daily by the Albrecht KNUST Quatuor, and another one with Anna Haplrin, with whom he is working as the winner of the "Villa Medicis - hors les murs" prize.
 

In January 1998 he creates "Good boy", his second solo, and then makes in 1999 two trios INtime / EXtime and MORE et encore. "Tout va bien" is premiered in June 2010 at Festival Montpellier Danse and his last piece "Baron Samedi" is created in April 2012 at the Théâtre de Nîmes where he was an associated artist for both seasons 2010-2011 and 2011-2012.
 

He also realized "My lunch with Anna", a film with Anna Halprin in California with the help of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in France and le Fresnoy national studio for contemporary arts, where he was associated artist during the season 2004-2005.

Source: Alain Buffard 's website

Good Boy

Artistic direction / Conception : Alain Buffard

Artistic direction assistance / Conception : Matthieu Doze

Interpretation : Alain Buffard

Production / Coproduction of the choreographic work : Création le 23 janvier 1998, festival Les Inaccoutumés, Ménagerie de verre, Paris

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