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Travelling & co Hervé Robbe 1995 - Director : Urréa, Valérie

Choreographer(s) : Robbe, Hervé (France)

Present in collection(s): Travelling&Co - Hervé Robbe

Video producer : Marietta Secret (Le)

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Travelling & co Hervé Robbe 1995 - Director : Urréa, Valérie

Choreographer(s) : Robbe, Hervé (France)

Present in collection(s): Travelling&Co - Hervé Robbe

Video producer : Marietta Secret (Le)

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For "Factory", created in 1993, Hervé Robbe and sculptor Richard Deacon put the audience on the stage, free to walk around the dancers and the sculptures. This alternative offered another way of experiencing the performance.
By contributing to the movement, the audience “manufactured” the work at the same time as the dancers.” Factory”, or the shared space.
From one work to another, perception is explored and subject to choreographic proposals. “Id” is a dream-like journey where the viewpoint travels between various perceptions of the body and the architectural space. The sensitive presence of the dancers' bodies alternates with the rapid image of the filmed bodies, in altered time.
The traditional organisation of theatre is hidden, and so disrupted. Already in the foyer, with nothing to restrain them before the contemplation of the performance, two dancers besiege a video installation – here technology plays its part in multiplying the view points. Later, and in metaphorical fashion, light floods the audience to remind them that they are participating in the same narcissistic drama.
The myth of Echo and Narcissus serves as fictional framework to the piece. The dancers are characters in search of their reflection, blind to others, or trying to assimilate them, in the hope of finding their own resonance there. The nostalgia for an objectively elusive body. When Narcissus finally gets close to his image, he disappears.


Source : Centre Chorégraphique National du Havre Haute-Normandie

Robbe, Hervé

Born in Lille in 1961. After studying architecture for a few years, Hervé Robbe set his sights on dance. He was principally trained at Mudra, Maurice Béjart's school in Brussels. He began his performing career dancing the neo-classical repertoire, then went on to work with various modern dance makers.

In 1987 he founded his company: le Marietta secret.

The course of his career is clearly founded on a constant renewal of his choreographic writing. Supported by loyal artistic collaborators, his work has become increasingly sophisticated over the years, associating the dance presence with visual, sound and technological worlds. His projects, polysemic works, take many forms: frontal performance, ambulatory shows and installations.

The place of the audience, its presence and view is decisive; the stage space is regularly called into question.

His arrival at the CCN (National choreographic Centre) of Le Havre Haute-Normandie offered more opportunities for his research.

In 1999 he composed his autobiographical solo Polaroïd. Within it, video images of places associated with his childhood appear and coexist with an uninterrupted physical display.

In 2000 he explored the theme of home with Permis de construire Avis de Démolition, a diptych consisting of an installation and a performance. He went on to tackle the theme of the garden in 2002 with Des Horizons Perdus.

In a world constructed with screens – virtual containers for the body, evokers of death – in the duet REW he engaged in a dialogue between man and woman on the theme of suicide. In 2004, with the group piece Mutating Score, he returned to the idea of the performance area being a common space occupied by both audience and dancers. This installation-dance, while reaffirming this conviction about the force of movement, marks the culmination of a project on the use of new technologies, which are integrated into the show in real time.

In 2006 he designed the installation So long as baby...love and songs will be, a kind of manifesto of the preoccupations which underlie his work. The device is a containing structure in which the audience is invited to watch and listen to the dancer-singers present on screen. Hervé Robbe distanced himself from the stage with this, then returned to it in the works Là, on y danse in 2007 and Next days in 2010.

While maintaining his personal approach in his own productions, he regularly accepts commissions from the Opéra de Lyon, the Gulbenkian Ballet, the CNSMDP (Paris Conservatoire) and the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts.

Source: Centre Chorégraphique National du Havre Haute-Normandie

Urréa, Valérie

Back in 1987, after having completed her studies at the Ecole nationale supérieure Louis-Lumière, Valérie Urréa began asserting her passion for visual and performing arts. Documentaries, live recordings, fictions, from 'Bruit Blanc' to 'L’Homme qui Danse', all of Valerie Urréa’s films, which are principally coproduced by ARTE, explore highly-sensitive themes such as autism, masculinity and issues concerning race, through artistic visions. Her multiple award-winning films are regularly presented in international festivals. She was guest-artist twice for the Commission Image Mouvement de la Délégation des Arts Plastiques (Image/Movement Commission of the French Visual Arts Delegation). At the same time, she was a teacher for several years at the École Supérieure des Arts Visuels (ESAV - Higher Institute for Visual Arts) in Marrakech, specializing in the relationships between images and performing arts. 


Source : Valérie Urréa 

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Choreography : Hervé Robbe

Interpretation : Anna Waisman, Emmanuelle Huyng, Rachid Ouramdane, Shlomi Tuizer, Catherine Legrand, Christian Rizzo, Nicolas Héritier

Original music : Cécile de Prado

Costumes : Dominique Fabrègue

Production / Coproduction of the choreographic work : Coproduction Le Quartz de Brest, la Compagnie Le Marietta Secret, le Théâtre National de la Danse et de l'Image (Châteauvallon), le Centre National de la Danse Contempraine / L'Esquisse Angers) – La Ferme du Buisson – Centre d'Art et de Culture de Marne-la-Vallée, la Région Nord / Pas-de-Calais.
 / Avec le soutien de la Fondation Paribas Filmé en 1995 par Valérie Urréa à la Ferme du Buisson – Centre d'Art et de Culture de Marne-La-Vallée.

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