Les Inconsolés express a time following an event, moments that cannot be wiped away and for ever last. Les Inconsolés attempt a return trip of privacy between the violent occurrence of a first emotion and the recurring imagery of its reconstitution. Where faces are brushed away between void and appeasement, where gestures mingle: from the blow given through play to that of persecution, from the gasping for fun to those sticky disturbing that belong to excitement, from the desire provoked as an amusement to the stunning stroke of
300 its hasty realization. Les Inconsolés mingle in jarring mirror games, games of alliance and dis-alliance. They also are the absences and the phantoms, they are in love, they are furious.
Alain Buffard starts dancing in 1978 with Alwin Nikolaïs at the Centre national de danse contemporaine in Angers. He dances in several productions from Brigitte Farges and Daniel Larrieu, as well as Régine Chopinot, Philippe Decouflé. He realizes a choreography for two plays with Marie-Christine Georghiu, accompanied by the Rita Mitsuko rock group, a first solo "Bleu nuit" in 1988, and Wagner's Master singers of Nuremberg staged by Claude Régy in 1989.
While carrying on his career of dancer, he works as an assistant in Anne de Villepoix 's Gallery for exhibitions on R. Zaugg, Fischli & Weiss, Chris Burden and V. Acconci. At the same time, he is a correspondent for two Norwegian daily papers, for which he covers visual arts events in France. He stops dancing between 1991 and 1996. In 1996 he makes two decisive meetings : one with Yvonne Rainer on the occasion of the updating of her play Continuous Project Altered Daily by the Albrecht KNUST Quatuor, and another one with Anna Haplrin, with whom he is working as the winner of the "Villa Medicis - hors les murs" prize.
In January 1998 he creates "Good boy", his second solo, and then makes in 1999 two trios INtime / EXtime and MORE et encore. "Tout va bien" is premiered in June 2010 at Festival Montpellier Danse and his last piece "Baron Samedi" is created in April 2012 at the Théâtre de Nîmes where he was an associated artist for both seasons 2010-2011 and 2011-2012.
He also realized "My lunch with Anna", a film with Anna Halprin in California with the help of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in France and le Fresnoy national studio for contemporary arts, where he was associated artist during the season 2004-2005.
Source: Alain Buffard 's website
Visual Artist - Videographer - Performer - Director
Teacher at ISBA - Institut Supérieur des Beaux-Arts - Besançon
Artistic direction / Conception
Alain Buffard, Matthieu Doze, Christophe Ives
Paul Beaureilles, Thalie Lurault
GIB et régie plateau Christophe Poux - ISC Claire Servant, Christophe Wavelet - Masques Daniel Cendron
Production / Coproduction of the choreographic work
Création le 14 janvier 2005, Les Subsistances (Lyon)