Jazz au CND
Borrowing dances and music from around the world, repertoires of jazz have continued to renew themselves over times and feelings. Alternately dacing on stages or in ballrooms, jazz is plural, so as the terms that designate it (modern jazz, afro jazz, classic jazz, funky jazz ...) and choreographers driven by swing.
Source: Scenes of screen
Wayne Barbaste is originating in Trinidad and Tobago, his career of dancer begins in 1977, in Africa (Cie Astor Johnson) in the Caribbean (Cies the Vault and Douglas), to continue in particular in the United States with the company Alvin Ailey Repertory. In 1985, he leaves in the United States and settles in France. It is on its arrival in Cesson Sévigné (35) that it creates Cie Wayne Barbaste and that it starts a research task on the dance Jazz, with the aim of not break with its choreographic origins, while affirming its membership of current creation. Since 2000, this research is done more pressing and more precise. With one to two creations a year, Wayne Barbaste defines today his creations as “Jazz Nouveau Concept”.
Dancer, professor and international choreographer, he choreography for dancing stars Frenchwoman, the cinema, musicals and product of the shows for French and European televisions. He founds its own company, the Ballets Jazz Rick Odums, which turns internationally since 1983. Today member of the High council of Artistic and Cultural Education, recently named Knight of Arts and the Letters, Rick Odums is very concerned by the transmission of the dance jazz and his mission of teacher.
Born in the Grenade island, Géraldine Armstrong studies the dance in London with Johnny O'Brien and Molly Molloy and continues her studies in Paris with André Glegolski, Jacqueline Fynnaert, Matt Mattox, Gianin Loringett. She co-founds in 1998 with Wayne Barbaste the Armstrong Jazz Ballet, who is called today "Black Source Dance Theater". Géraldine Armstrong knew to remain faithful to the single style of Alvin Ailey, composed of an alliance of the ballet dancing and black traditional dance, on the one hand, and of a brilliant comprehension of the most various musics and their relationship with the specificity of the movement, on the other hand.
An actor, a singer, a dancer and a choreographer, he started to dance at the age of 11. Aged 22, he joined the Metro Goldwyn Mayer Studios before appearing, at the age of 24, in his first musical on Broadway.
1958: Oscar Dance Master of America for the best contribution to the world of Dance.
1967: Oscar for the best Television choreographer
1987: Nominated Doctor Honoris Causas for Dance by the Fédération Française de la Danse. Internationally acknowledged as one of the “Fathers” of Jazz dance and for the creation of his teaching method (Matt Mattox Jazz Art Technique). He has taught this method in many countries including the USA, Finland, Italy, Spain and Australia, as well as in England and France, where his students teach his system or apply its rules.
1988: Awarded the Jazz Dance Master Golden 8
1994: Decorated with the Ordre de Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture
1998: Received the ADM Balasaraswati Award as a Distinguished Teacher of Jazz Dance (American Dance Masters) for his outstanding career as Dancer and Choreographer and an internationally recognised teacher.
After studies of mathematics preparatory class and medecine studies, Luc Riolon begins to make films within the framework of his Faculty of Medicine, then met the famous choreographers of the 80s (Maguy Marin, Mark Tompkins, Josef Nadj, Daniel Larrieu Daniel, Odile Duboc, Josette Baiz, Angelin Prljocaj, etc.) with whom he shoots numerous films (re-creation for the camera, the illegal securements). In the 80s with the American choreographer Mark Tompkins he introduces the video on the stage, broadcasting live on big screens the images which he shoots with his camera by being on the stage with the dancers, mixing live images and pre-recorded images. With Daniel Larrieu he participates in the creation of the famous show WATERPROOF, the contemporary choreography which takes place in a swimming pool, by filming live) the dancers dancing in the water and mixing the live images with pre-recorded underwater images. This choreography has been shown in many countries (USA, Canada, Spain, England…)
Then he collaborates during 10 years with the famous french TV producer Eve Ruggieri for her programs" Musics in the heart ". He shoots with her of numerous documentaries about classical music, opera singers and dance. From 1999 he directs documentaries of scientific popularization, by following researchers attached to the resolution of a particular ecologic enigma. These two artistic and scientific domains which can seem separated are nevertheless, for Luc Riolon, connected by the same approach : the deep desire to understand the world, by the art or by the scientific research, and to restore it to the largest number. Among his recent scientific documentaries, we can quote for example " The Enigma of the Black Caiman ", Living and dying in the swamp " or " The Nile delta: The end of the miracle ". “Chernobyl, a natural history ? “ These documentaries of scientific popularization recently have been awarded in international festivals.
Jazz au CND
Géraldine Armstrong / Wayne Barbaste / Rick Odums
Production / Coproduction of the video work