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Hippopotomonstro - sesquippedaliophobie*

Hippopotomonstro - sesquippedaliophobie*

Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobie*

A phobia tinged with absurdity and derision that drives us to create. What attitudes, what reactions do we have when confronted with our fears? Use them as a starting point to move towards a physicality and bodily matter, and invest the body to enumerate the absurd that dwells within us. This work, made up of episodes with circular events, comprises and combines in its dramaturgy references to the elements of each episode. We should not be afraid to accumulate these episodes as though we added one by one new letters to this word (Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia)*.

* the fear of long words


Source : Maison de la Danse - 2016

Plasson, Fabien

Born in 1977, Fabien Plasson is a video director specialized in the field of performing arts (dance , music, etc).

During his studies at the Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts de Lyon (joined in 1995) Fabien discovered video art. He was trained by various video artists (Joel Bartoloméo Pascal Nottoli , Eric Duyckaerts , etc) .
He first experimented with the creation of installations and cinematic objects.

From 2001 to 2011, he was in charge of Ginger & Fred video Bar’s programming at La Maison de la Danse in Lyon. He discovered the choreographic field and the importance of this medium in the dissemination, mediation and pedagogical approach to dance alongside Charles Picq, who was a brilliant video director and the director of the video department at that time.

Today, Fabien Plasson is the video director at La Maison de la Danse and in charge of the video section of Numeridanse.tv, an online international  video library, and continues his creative activities, making videos of concerts, performances and also creating video sets for live performances.


Sources: Maison de la Danse ; Fabien Plasson website

More information: fabione.fr

Collectif Ès

Artistic direction : Sidonie Duret, Émilie Szikora and Jeremy Martinez

Creation: 2011


Collectif ÈS was founded at the initiative of Sidonie, Jeremy and Emilie, who met while enrolled at the CNSMD in Lyon.
In 2011, they decided to get together to try creating together and created their first work, P’Lay’s, for four performers. Drawing on their bond, they developed the idea of being creators-performers in a second creation in 2014, Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobie*.     

"Our first artistic choice was the group creation. It’s a commitment that we naturally made and which leads to genuine daily reflection, a constant questioning of the group work that we bring to the stage: the sharing of ideas, bodies and energies that go beyond our individualities. We have chosen to be creator-performers to develop this collective commitment. The word, born of a common desire, is the point of departure for the creation. We want it to motivate each proposal, to inspire new paths for the body, new points of view: by investing the flesh, we want the movement to be imprinted with a genuine physical search. Our choreographic writing reflects our collective experience; three identities nourish the collective work and this collective entity nourishes our identities, a loop that illustrates the choreographic writing of Collectif ÈS: assemblies, overlays, declension and deconstruction."


Source : Collectif Ès 's website


More information : escollectif.com

Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobie*

Choreography : Sidonie Duret, Jérémy Martinez, Émilie Szikora

Interpretation : Sidonie Duret, Jérémy Martinez, Émilie Szikora

Lights : Félix Bataillou

Production / Coproduction of the choreographic work : Production Collectif Ès / Coproduction CCNR Rillieux-la-Pape - Yuval Pick / Accueils en résidence par CDC Le Pacifique Grenoble, Le Triangle - Cité de la Danse à Rennes, Silke Z. - resistdance, CND Lyon. Soutiens Scène 7 - Le Croiseur, The European Network Studiotrade, Divendo Conseil / Le Collectif Ès est soutenu par la DRAC Rhône-Alpes Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication au titre de l’aide au projet et par la Ville de Lyon

Production / Coproduction of the video work : Maison de la Danse - 2016

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