La Danse des éventails - Tribute to Andy de Groat
La Danse des éventails : Tribute to Andy de Groat
Andy De Groat, the American choreographer born in 1947, was based in France from the 80s. He passed away in January 2019, leaving behind a rich and varied body of work, based on a mingling of genres, techniques and personalities. To pay him an homage, the CCINP – set up to conserve his work – organised a workshop with amateurs on October & November 2019 in Paris and on November 23rd, this Fan Dance was performed in Paris at La Canopée, Les Halles shopping mall with the performers who joined the workshop.
“Fan Dance is a strange mixture of simple but unusual steps, enriched by precise arm movements and a constantly evolving random space. It is a short anthem to geometrical beauty, dancing musicality... physical, mental and sensorial coordination… group discipline and personal freedom.” Andy De Groat
Source: program of the CND & MPAA
De Groat, Andy
Andy De Groat was born in 1947 in the United States into a family of Dutch, Italian, French, German and English origins. Whilst studying at the New York School of Fine Art in 1967, he met the director Robert Wilson. He joined his troupe as a dancer, then as a choreographer for all the productions from Deafman Glance in 1971, A Letter for Queen Victoria in 1974 to Einstein on the Beach in 1976, created for the Avignon Festival.
In 1981, he received a grant from the Guggenheim Foundation in New York for his choreographic research.
He created new works in succession for red notes, including several for Jean Guizerix, Wilfride Piollet, Jean-Christophe Paré, the Choreographic Research Group of the Opera of Paris (GRCOP), the Scala in Milan, Ris et Danceries, the Ballet du Nord (Roubaix) and Wah Loo Tin Tin Co, a Montauban-based company of young performers.
Today, his work totals over sixty creations that have been presented in around twenty countries and periodically goes back to questioning the repertoire and the heritage of dance.
His company has worked regularly on lyrical productions since 1988, in particular on "The Magic Flute" (Mozart), with Robert Wilson at the Opera Bastille, Paris, "The Rake's Progress" (Stravinsky), with Alfredo Arias for the Aix-en-Provence Festival of Lyric Art and at the Operas of Lyon, Gênes and Montpellier, "Aida" (Verdi) and Klaus Michael Grüber at the Amsterdam Opera.
Source : website of the Centre national de la danse (CND, Pantin)
La Danse des éventails - Tribute to Andy de Groat
Choreography : Andy De Groat
Choreography assistance : Remontage CCINP-Andy De Groat : Do Brunet, Lilou Magali Robert, Stéphanie Bargues, assistées de : Martin Barré, Jean Guizerix, Sara Lindon, Camille Ollagnier, Olivier Clargé, Camille Dandelot
Interpretation : Participant.e.s des ateliers de la M.P.A.A. ainsi que les élèves danseurs du Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Paris, et des Conservatoires Municipaux d'Arrondissement (CMA centre, CMA 6, CMA 10, CMA 16, CMA17, CMA 18,CMA 19); les danseurs : Fahad Aboudou, Sabine Afriat, Adrienne Asensio, Côme Baert, Justine de Banville, Natacha Beltchenko, Katy Beziex, Ambre Blot, Clémence Bourrin, Blandine Brasseur, Alice Bret, Kim Bufi, Stéphanie Cabanes, Yumio Chanoki, Jeanne Chauchat, Marion Chauvet, Olivier Clarge, Claire Chenebeau, Claire Corlier, Victoria Coscas, Rose Delaplace, Bérénice Derai, Zoé Destefanis, Lola Dupriez, Estella Dvorak, Yonna El Boustany, Hedwin Eliacin, Alice Elliet-Doillet, Jacklyn Enjome, Balthazar Evva, Eugénie Fauvin, Domitille Ferriere, Palmyre Fillaud, Jeanne Fohr, Adèle Gaudion, Joséphine Gautie, Blanche Godivier, Chloé Gollety, Jade Gourdon, Nathalie Guilbaud, Justine Guillain, Jean Guizerix, Christine Guy, Louise Guy, Chloé Hage, Sarah Hebrard, Emilie Jacquemin, Louis Jallamion, Romane Joachim, Violaine Joffart, Martin Juvanon Du Vachat, Oleksandr Kobernik, Prune Lavillette, Nausicaä Lecuyer, Agathe Leroy, Tom Levy, Josépha Lhuillier Sion, Jeanne Loupe, Blanche Malet, Julie Marteau, Laura Martin, Juliette Masson, Lola Meinardi, Louise Melli, Manuela Messomo, Marina Mis, Ilona Mitanchez, Emeline Moinard, Fabien Monrose, Jean-Louis Morance, Margot Morisson, Naïa Moutounet, Maud Nahon, Fred Nauczyciel, Nandi-Bell Ngea Mouen, Juliette Nijdam, Eider Nunes, Joséphine Oliveira-Choisy, Nirina Olivier, Elli Oudet, Greta Palotaï, Swara Panwar, Alexandra Peguret, Julia Perrin, Catherine Petit, Maeva Petit, Marc Pommier, Marlène Rabosseau, Paul Raër-Mackiewicz, Elodie Raison, Erika Rava, Jeanne Ravel, Pauline Renouf, Mahaut Resche-Rigon, Marion Rostain, Sophie Rota, Mona Roucan, Judith Samantar, Thaïmee Samut, Marie-Lucie Sanglard, Elodie Sarrazin, Léa Scheck, Adèle Schemitte, Lisanne Schick, Viviane Serry, Elodie Sportiello, Joséphine Thiel, Rose-Wenyi Thoret, Léopold Tropamer, Julie Varlet, Anouk Varnier-Tchernia, Alessia de Vita, Cécile Voigt, Emelyne Woodley, Sophie Zafari
Additionnal music : Michael Galasso
Other collaborations : Les professeurs des conservatoires : Emeline Colonna, Anne Cottignies, Ariane Pappas, Vinciane Gombrowicz, Nathalia Masselot, Pauline Maluski, Sylvie Duchesne, Catherine Friderich, Bénédicte Bos, Sabine Ricou, Ariane Delarbre
Production / Coproduction of the choreographic work : Création en avril 1978 au Danspace, St. Mark’s Church ; Production de l'évènement : CCINP-Andy de Groat avec le soutien de la MPAA
Production / Coproduction of the video work : CCINP Andy de Groat, avec la participation du CN D Centre national de la danse
Duration : 7 minutes
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