Skip to main content
Add video to a playlist

Title

Choreographer

The description is limited to to a length of 500 characters


Your playlists

The video has been added successfully.

The video is already in this playlist.

You must be a member to enjoy all functionalities Login Register
You must be a member to view this playlist Login Register
Delete my video history Are you sure you want to delete the history?
Delete my search history Are you sure you want to delete the history?
Create a playlist The description is limited to to a length of 500 characters


Embed the video Embed the video on your website
Index
See the video
You can now make your playlists public! To do that, please visit your personnal account

Attention !
This video contains violence or nudity
Delete the playlist Are you sure you want to delete the playlist ?
Share this playlist
Configure access Keep your playlist private
(Only you can see it)
Make your playlist public
(and share it with the rest of users)
Configure access
Share Address Share by e-mail Send
Help By default, the search engine returns results for all founded words. For an advanced search, please use ":"
(eg: ":hiphop && breakdance")

You can use thoses operators :
AND (&&), OR (||), NOT, (! or -)

To use the NOT operator correctly, the second word needs to be written just after the exclamation mark, without space (e.g. ":merzouki !hip hop").


Documents
Information Your submission has been sent
Video information

Google Chrome Web Browser's video policy changed since version 66 : Video playlist can't be played automatically.

  • Add to playlists
  • Remove from your favorites Add to your favorites

Le Défilé

CN D - Centre national de la danse
1985 - Director : Ranz, Didier

Choreographer(s) : Chopinot, Régine (France)

Present in collection(s): Centre national de la danse

Video producer : Compagnie Chopinot ; Centre audiovisuel de Paris

Integral video available at CND de Pantin

en fr

Le Défilé

CN D - Centre national de la danse
1985 - Director : Ranz, Didier

Choreographer(s) : Chopinot, Régine (France)

Present in collection(s): Centre national de la danse

Video producer : Compagnie Chopinot ; Centre audiovisuel de Paris

Integral video available at CND de Pantin

en fr

Défilé (Le)

Epitomizing Régine Chopinot's encounter with Jean Paul Gaultier, “Le Défilé”, designed for sixteen performers, focuses on a fanciful, delirious fashion show. Presented for the first time at the Pavillon Baltard in Nogent-sur-Marne back in the autumn of 1985, this ballet opened the second season of the young Théâtre contemporain de la danse (TCD – Contemporary Theatre of Dance).

Blurring the boundaries between a choreographic performance and a fashion show, this real-unreal fashion parade takes place on a “T”-shaped podium, with dimensions adjusted to offer the performers a freedom of movement that would have been unthinkable with the dimensions used in the world of fashion. Fourteen décors follow on one after the other, around themes that aim “to sometimes intensify morphological particularities and to sometimes invent them, with strikes of prostheses and accessories” [1]:

“I La bosse de la danse (the dance hump) / II Les hommes bijoux (the jewellery men) / III Les jokers / IV Les mariés (the bride and groom) / V Les derniers “cri-nolines” (the latest “cri-nolines”)/
VI Les accessoires encombrants (Cumbersome accessories): les vacances de m'sieur Dame (Mr-Mrs' holidays), Cloche-pied Cloche-tête (hopping, head-hopping) / VII Les bronzages (suntans) /
VIII Les coussins (cushions) / IX Les souvenirs de vacances (holiday memories): Rome, St. Tropez, les bains romains (Roman baths) / X Fenêtres sur corps (Body windows) / 
XI Les vieux slips (old pants) / XII Manque d'air (lack of air) / XIII Les puzzles / XIV L'étalage (the display)”

Right in the middle of this joyous outpouring, the dancers, blending in with actors and models, parade in costumes that are evermore burlesque one after the other, snapped at under a flurry of camera flashes conjured up by a stroboscope created by the lighting designer Gérard Bouche, inciting attitudes provoked by their costumes. Because the costumes are not just the subject of the work, they are also genuine partners. As a result of their weight, their texture, “the fabrics appear to be animated through their own kinetic potential, and the dance, that awakens it, has to adapt and integrate its reactions”: “Michèle Prélonge and Claire Servant, two performers in “Le Défilé”, evoke, for example, the element of slowness, introduced in their dance by the voluminous white-knit crinolines that they wore in the “Derniers cri-nolines” sequence. These crinoline dresses with panniers were not only heavy to hoist around during repeated jumps and knee-falls – whereas the impression they gave was one of subtle lightness -, but, due to their flexibility and volume, their responsiveness was not on cue during turns and twists. There was little evidence of the effort of rhythmic adjustment that was involved, and of the energy required to make it. The dance work did not appear more than the bodies of the dancers themselves” [2].

Financed essentially by private partners, “Le Défilé” would go on to tour internationally. As such, it was presented at the Palladium in New York, the Palazzo Pitti in Florence, the Villa Médicis in Rome, in Milan, at the Lille Festival, the Zénith in Montpellier, the Maison de la Danse in Lyon, etc.

Marc Caro produced a video version in 1986, “Le Défilé [clip]”, where he retained only four extremely short sequences: “Fenêtres sur corps”, “Dernier cri-noline”, “Les Mariés” and “Les Vieux slips” accelerated. On 13 September 1987, Régine Chopinot presented the new version of her “Défilé” at the Maison des arts et de la culture (MAC) in Créteil, which was now reduced to twelve performers.

[1] A. Suquet, “Chopinot”, Le Mans: Ed. Cénomane, 2010, p.31.

[2] A. Suquet, op. cit, p.33.

Updating: March 2012

Chopinot, Régine

Régine Chopinot, born in 1952 in Fort-de-l'Eau (today known as Bordj El Kiffan), in Algeria, was attracted to choreographic art from early childhood. After studying classical dance, she discovered contemporary dance with Marie Zighera in 1974. She moved to Lyon where she founded her first company in 1978, the Compagnie du Grèbe, which included dancers, actors and musicians. Here, she created her first choreographies. Three years later, she was awarded second prize in the Concours chorégraphique international de Bagnolet (Bagnolet International Choreographic Contest) for “Halley's Comet” (1981), later known as “Appel d'air”. Her next pieces of work “Délices” (Delights) and “Via”, introduced other media including the cinema to the world of dance. In 1983 with “Délices”, Régine Chopinot began her longstanding partnership with the fashion designer, Jean Paul Gaultier, which would characterize the period, which included works such as “Le Défilé” (The Fashion show) (1985), “K.O.K.” (1988), “ANA” (1990), “Saint Georges” (1991) and “Façade” (1993). In 1986, Régine Chopinot was appointed director of the Centre chorégraphique national de Poitou-Charentes (Poitou-Charentes National Choreography Centre) in La Rochelle (where she succeeded Jacques Garnier and Brigitte Lefèvre's Théâtre du Silence), which went on to become the Ballet Atlantique-Régine Chopinot (BARC), in 1993. Régine Chopinot made a myriad of artistic encounters: from visual artists like Andy Goldsworthy, Jean Le Gac and Jean Michel Bruyère, to musicians such as Tôn-Thât Tiêt and Bernard Lubat.

At the beginning of the 90s, she moved away from – according to her own expression – “ultra-light spaces” in which, at a young age, she had become acknowledged, in particular through her partnership with Jean Paul Gaultier. She then became fascinated with experimenting on confronting contemporary dance with natural elements and rhythms and on testing age-old, complex body sciences and practices, such as yoga. In 1999, as part of “associate artists”, Régine Chopinot invited three figures from the world of contemporary dance to partner with her for three years on her artistic project: Françoise Dupuy, Dominique Dupuy and Sophie Lessard joined the BARC's troupe of permanent dancers and consultants-researchers, as performers, pedagogues and choreographers.

In 2002, she initiated the “triptyque de la Fin des Temps” (Triptych of the End of Time), a long questioning of choreographic writing and creation subsequent to her creation of a voluntary state of crisis of general notions of time, of memory and of construction. “Chair-obscur”, her first chapter, focused on erasing the past, the memory, whilst “WHA” was based on the disappearance of the future. “O.C.C.C.” dealt with the “time that's left”, with what is left to be done, with what can still be done, in that simple, yet essential spot called performance. In 2008, “Cornucopiae”, the last work created within the Institution, concluded the end of a form of performance and opened the doors to another approach to sensorial perception.

Concurrently to her choreographic work, Régine Chopinot worked, as a performer, with other artists that she was close to: Alain Buffard (“Wall dancin' - Wall fuckin'”, 2003; “Mauvais Genre”, 2004), Steven Cohen (“I wouldn't be seen dead in that!”, 2003). In addition, she trained and directed Vietnamese dancers as part of a partnership with the Vietnam Higher School of Dance and the Hanoi Ballet-Opera (“Anh Mat”, 2002; “Giap Than”, 2004). In 2008, the choreographer left the CCN in La Rochelle and created the Cornucopiae - the independent dance Company, a new structure that would, henceforth, harbour creation and repertoire, all the works of Régine Chopinot. In 2010, she chose to live and work in Toulon, by its port.

Since 2009, Régine Chopinot has been venturing, questioning and intensifying her quest for the body in movement linked to the strength of the spoken word, through cultures organized by and on oral transmission, in New Caledonia, New Zealand and Japan. These last three years have been punctuated by a myriad of artistic creations: choreographies and films resulting from artistic In Situ experiences were created as part of the South Pacific Project. A privileged relationship initiated in 2009 with the Du Wetr Group (Drehu/Lifou) bore its fruits with the creation of “Very Wetr!”at the Avignon Festival in July 2012 and went on to be reproduced at the Centre national de la danse (National Centre for Dance) in February 2013.

More information

cornucopiae.net

Last update : March 2012

Jean Paul, Gaultier

Ranz, Didier

Compagnie Chopinot

Défilé (Le)

Choreography : Régine Chopinot

Interpretation : Alain Buffard, Geoffrey Carey, Régine Chopinot, Herman Diephuis, Poonie Dodson, Pascale Henrot, Eric Larrondo, Vera Motta Buono, Anna Pawlowsky, Michèle Prélonge, Rita Quaglia, Monet Robier, Elaine Rudnicki, Stéphane Sednaoui, Patrice Touron, Tomeo Verges, Frédéric Werlé

Original music : The Residents

Lights : Gérard Boucher

Costumes : Jean Paul Gaultier

Settings : Bernard Boisvin, Gilles Laboulandine, Marc Begon

Technical direction : Pierre Setbon

Sound : André Serré

Other collaborations : choréologue Noemie Perlov - illustrations Pauline

Duration : 60 minutes

Our videos suggestions
03:04

Lobby

Zebiri, Moncef (France)

  • Add to playlists
  • Remove from your favoritesAdd to your favorites
03:42

Seeds (retour à la terre)

Carlson, Carolyn (France)

  • Add to playlists
  • Remove from your favoritesAdd to your favorites
02:55

Relâche

Börlin, Jean (Relâche)

  • Add to playlists
  • Remove from your favoritesAdd to your favorites
03:18

Under my skin

Tompkins, Mark (France)

  • Add to playlists
  • Remove from your favoritesAdd to your favorites
04:52

Commedia

Carlson, Carolyn (France)

  • Add to playlists
  • Remove from your favoritesAdd to your favorites
10:54

Carolyn Carlson et Michel Portal

Carlson, Carolyn (France)

  • Add to playlists
  • Remove from your favoritesAdd to your favorites
03:37

La barque sacrée

Carlson, Carolyn (France)

  • Add to playlists
  • Remove from your favoritesAdd to your favorites
02:11

Improvisation Carolyn Carlson et Michel Portal

Carlson, Carolyn (France)

  • Add to playlists
  • Remove from your favoritesAdd to your favorites
03:51

Steppe

Carlson, Carolyn (France)

  • Add to playlists
  • Remove from your favoritesAdd to your favorites
03:55

Out of focus

Carlson, Carolyn (France)

  • Add to playlists
  • Remove from your favoritesAdd to your favorites
02:57

Let me change your name

Ahn, Eun-Me (France)

  • Add to playlists
  • Remove from your favoritesAdd to your favorites
02:31

Sleeping Beauty

Petipa, Marius (France)

  • Add to playlists
  • Remove from your favoritesAdd to your favorites
05:08

Looking for an ideal

Gallois, Jann (France)

  • Add to playlists
  • Remove from your favoritesAdd to your favorites
04:56

Altered Natives' Say Yes to Another Excess - TWERK

Bengolea, Cecilia (France)

  • Add to playlists
  • Remove from your favoritesAdd to your favorites
04:26

Думи мої - Dumy Moyi

Chaignaud, François (France)

  • Add to playlists
  • Remove from your favoritesAdd to your favorites
04:28

Park de 1998 à aujourd'hui [extrait 1]

Triozzi, Claudia (France)

  • Add to playlists
  • Remove from your favoritesAdd to your favorites
03:10

Et mon coeur a vu à foison

Richard, Alban (France)

  • Add to playlists
  • Remove from your favoritesAdd to your favorites
03:02

Lointain

Richard, Alban (France)

  • Add to playlists
  • Remove from your favoritesAdd to your favorites
03:24

Girls and Boys

Assaf, Roy (Switzerland)

  • Add to playlists
  • Remove from your favoritesAdd to your favorites
Our themas suggestions

Le défilé de la Biennale de la danse

Exposition virtuelle

Biennale de la danse

Le défilé de la Biennale de la danse

Exposition virtuelle

La biennale de la danse créée en 1984 à l’initiative de Guy Darmet voit en 1996 s’ajouter à son programme un nouvel événement : le Défilé.

Discover
Know more

La Biennale de la danse

Exposition virtuelle

Biennale de la danse

La Biennale de la danse

Exposition virtuelle

La Biennale de la danse est un événement lyonnais que la ville traverse toutes les années paires. Voici l’histoire de cette aventure et un historique de toutes ses éditions.

Discover
Know more

La Fondation BNP Paribas

Exposition virtuelle

Fondation BNP Paribas

La Fondation BNP Paribas

Exposition virtuelle

Depuis sa création en 1984, la Fondation BNP Paribas soutient les arts de la scène. Attentive à la qualité de son engagement auprès de ses partenaires,  elle veille à accompagner leurs projets dans la durée.  Découvrez les engagements de la Fondation.

Discover
Know more

The committed artist

Parcours

Anne Décoret-Ahiha

The committed artist

Parcours

In all the arts and here especially in dance, the artist sometimes creates to defend a cause, to denounce a fact, to disturb, to shock. Here is a panorama of some "committed" choreographic creations.

Discover
Know more

Black Dance

Webdoc

Julie Charrier

Black Dance

Webdoc

James Carlès, dancer and choreographer and specialist of Afro-American dance, evokes the origin of current-day urban dances. From Africa to the United States via Europe, he emphasizes their hybrid style and puts their social and political dimension into perspective. A myriad of videos, photos, illustrations and additional resources complement this interview.
Discover
Know more

Käfig, portrait of a company

Webdoc

Agathe Dumont

Käfig, portrait of a company

Webdoc

Discover
Know more

LE FESTIVAL VAISON DANSES

Exposition virtuelle

Numeridanse.tv

LE FESTIVAL VAISON DANSES

Exposition virtuelle

Discover
Know more

Indian dances

Parcours

Anne Décoret-Ahiha

Indian dances

Parcours

Discover Indian dance through choreographic creations which unveil it, evoke it, revisit it or transform it!

Discover
Know more

The “Nouvelle Danse Française” of the 1980s

Parcours

The “Nouvelle Danse Française” of the 1980s

The “Nouvelle Danse Française” of the 1980s

Parcours

In France, at the beginning of the 1980s, a generation of young people took possession of the dancing body to sketch out  their unique take on the world. 

Discover
Know more

A Rite of Passage

Webdoc

Julie Charrier

A Rite of Passage

Webdoc

Classical, telluric, shamanic, revolutionary? On May 29th, 1913, the first performance of Nijinski's "Rite of Spring" made such a scandal. This webdoc tells the story of this key work which inspired so many artists.
Discover
Know more

Strange works

Parcours

Centre national de la danse

Strange works

Parcours

 Unconventional contemporary dance shows which reinvent the rapport to the stage.  

Discover
Know more

Western classical dance enters the modernity of the 20th century: The Ballets russes and the Ballets suédois

Parcours

Céline Roux

Western classical dance enters the modernity of the 20th century: The Ballets russes and the Ballets suédois

Parcours

If the 19th century is that of romanticism, the entry into the new century is synonymous of modernity!  

Discover
Know more

Artistic Collaborations

Parcours

Centre national de la Danse

Artistic Collaborations

Parcours

Panorama of different artistic collaborations, from « couples » of choreographers to creations involving musicians or plasticians

Discover
Know more

Meeting with literature

Parcours

Centre national de la danse

Meeting with literature

Parcours

Collaboration between a choreographer and a writer can lead to the emergence of a large number of combinations. If sometimes the choreographer creates his dance around the work of an author, the writer can also choose dance as the subject of his text.

Discover
Know more

When reality breaks in

Parcours

Centre National de la danse

When reality breaks in

Parcours

How does choreographic works are testimonies of the world? Does the contemporary artist is the product of an era, of its environment, of a culture?
Discover
Know more

Dance and performance

Parcours

Marie-Thérèse Champesme

Dance and performance

Parcours

 Here is a sample of extracts illustrating burlesque figures in Performances.

Discover
Know more

Round dance

Parcours

Olivier Lefebvre

Round dance

Parcours

 Presentation of the Round’s figure in choreography.

Discover
Know more

Do you mean Folklores?

Parcours

Sarah Nouveau

Do you mean Folklores?

Parcours

Presentation of how choreographers are revisiting Folklore in contemporary creations.

Discover
Know more

Dancing bodies

Parcours

Centre national de la danse

Dancing bodies

Parcours

Focus on the variety of bodies offered by contemporary dance and how to show these bodies: from complete nudity to the body completely hidden or covered.

Discover
Know more

Dance and props

Parcours

Julie Charrier

Dance and props

Parcours

Choreographic creations sometimes include accessories to complement, nourish or constrain dance.

Discover
Know more
By accessing the website, you acknowledge and accept the use of cookies to assist you in your browsing.
You can block these cookies by modifying the security parameters of your browser or by clicking onthis link.
I accept Learn more