La Méthode des Phosphènes
In the context of Twice, Emmanuel Eggermont and Robyn Orlin, two choreographers from universes with very different aesthetics, have worked for the first time on the conception of a piece for a young audience. Performed by the same duet of dancers, these two scores form both a programme which is both sensitive and committed, reflecting two ways of approaching the world, while dancing and sharing it. In La méthode des phosphènes, Emmanuel Eggermont let himself be guided by the luminous phenomena that form on the surface of the retina, so as to imagine a dance which is as fluid and ephemeral as a coloured impression. Dreamers of transitory worlds, the dancers follow this luminous shimmering like a score, an imaginary trace generating movement. Faithful to the intransigence that characterises her, the South African choreographer Robyn Orlin has decided to take on Otherness and the phenomena of violence and rejection which it creates, by addressing those who are its first victims: children and adolescents, very quickly confronted with the question of discrimination. In order to be them, we must be us... operates a transformation of the attention and perception of otherness through the comprehension of our own inwardness: “So as to be them, we have to be ourselves.”
Source: program of the CND
Emmanuel Eggermont trained in contemporary dance at the National Centre for Contemporary Dance (CNDC) in Angers (class of 1999). He went on to participate, for three years, in the creations of the Spanish choreographer, Carmen Werner, in Madrid.
In 2002, he was invited to South Korea to take part in a project mixing pedagogy and choreography. Fascinated by this culture, he decided to settle there and choreographed several pieces of work.
Upon his return to France in 2005, he became a performer for Raimund Hoghe, with whom he shared an interest in dance that hit the all-essential, in particular in “Bolero Variations” and in “Si je meurs laissez le balcon ouvert”.
In 2008, Raimund Hoghe choreographed the solo entitled “L'après-midi” for him.
At the same time, Emmanuel Eggermont pursued his own choreographic projects with the Anthracite Company in Lille.
In 2007, he created the solo “1/8” and, since 2010, he has been in residence, in parallel, as an artistic researcher for the L'L (Brussels).
Last update : September 2011
Centre national de la danse, Réalisation
Since 2001, the National Center for Dance (CND) has been making recordings of its shows and educational programming and has created resources from these filmed performances (interviews, danced conferences, meetings with artists, demonstrations, major lessons, symposia specialized, thematic arrangements, etc.).
La Méthode des Phosphènes
Jihyé Jung et Wanjiru Kamuyu
Régie générale Sébastien Bausseron
Production / Coproduction of the choreographic work
Spectacle créé le 4.02.2019 au Gymnase | CDCN Roubaix – Hauts-de-France