Closed-set choreography between reality and fantasy.
Alone in an apartment one evening, a character is visited by a stranger. Is it an intrusion, a hoped-for meeting or something dreamt? Nasser Martin-Gousset likes using cinematographic language, manipulating its codes to better distort them. Here, he plays with the rules of the psychological thriller to produce an encounter between a man and his alter ego. Starting with a familiar situation, the choreographer invents a fluid body language that fluctuates between sensuality, shifts and ordinary madness. He creates a strange male duet, an ambiguous encounter that examines loneliness and otherness. A troubling, sensual closed-set.
After some experience in theatre, Nasser Martin-Gousset studied dance at the Conservatoire National de Région in Lyon. He then collaborated with a number of photographers including Karine Saporta, Dominique Petit, Christine Bastin, Jacques Pattarozzi, Hervé Jourdet, Sacha Waltz, Meg Stuart, Wanda Golonka and Josef Nadj. In addition to his work as a performer, he co-choreographed 'La Petite Représentation' with Annie Legros and choreographed a solo, 'Babelogue', followed by 'The Marriage'.
He founded the company La Maison and continued his work as a choreographer with a duet, 'Alléluia', shown at the Théâtre de la Bastille in Paris. He produced 'Solarium' and 'Bleeding Stone' at the Ménagerie de Verre. Nasser has revisited the solo 'Babelogue Return' for the the Îles de Danses.
Outside his own creations, he has continued to collaborate with different choreographers and directors such as Yves Beaunesne and Josef Nadj. He produced 'Neverland' and composed a piece for three performers, 'Solarium Return'. In May 2005, he composed the solo 'Pop Life' as part of the Rencontres Chorégraphiques Internationales in Seine-Saint-Denis. His live piece 'Péplum' was designed for ten dancers and three musicians for the Biennale de la Danse in Lyon.
In 2008, the adventure continued for Nasser Martin-Gousset, with 'Comedy', and in 2010 he produced 'Pacifique', both of which showed at the Théâtre de la Ville.
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.
Nasser MARTIN-GOUSSET et Maxime MIKOLAJCZAK
Pierre CHRISTOPHE (piano)
Production / Coproduction of the video work