Les lieux de là
1998 - Director : Urréa, Valérie
Choreographer(s) : Monnier, Mathilde (France)
Present in collection(s): Fondation BNP Paribas
Video producer : Centre chorégraphique national de Montpellier Languedoc-Roussillon
Les lieux de là
Polyphonic journey through utopian places. This choreographic journal takes place over two years of work and associates with this project many performers, who from near and far, have walked by my side, the status of these meetings. Instantaneity of a moving spectacle, where the operating process will be the common body.
Source : Mathilde Monnier
Mathilde Monnier holds a reference position in the French and international contemporary dance landscape. Her creations continuously defy expectations thanks to constant renewal. Her nomination as director of the Centre Chorégraphique de Montpellier Languedoc-Roussillon in 1994 has initiated a series of collaborations with people coming from different artistic domains. From artist Beverly Semmes to philosopher Jean-Luc Nancy from film director Claire Denis, Mathilde Monnier has always pushed the boundaries of a work she sees as an experience above all. Musical creation holds an important position with very varied collaborations within the fields of popular as well as scholarly music - jazz musician Louis Sclavis, composers David Moss and Heiner Goebbels, virtuoso platinist eriKm. More recently, she has used PJ Harvey's rock music but also the pink pop settings 2008 vallée, the show she co-created with singer Philippe Katerine. It came to a glorious end in the Main Courtyard at the 2008 Avignon festival. Fascinated by the concept of unison, she created the pastoral Tempo 76 show at the Montpellier Danse 07 festival on Gyôrgy Ligeti's music. In february 2008 she was commissionned by the Berlin Philarmonic Orchestra conducted by Simon Rattle to choreograph Heiner Goebbels opera, Surrogate Cities. More than 130 amateurs went on stage to take part to an opera dealing with the city and the power struggle within. The same year, she presented the burlesque duet Gustavia in which she appeared along with spanish performance artist La Ribot at the Montpellier Danse 08 festival. In 2009, she created Pavlova 3'23'', in reference to the classical ballet The Death of The Swan. In 2010, working in close collaboration with visual artist Dominique Figarella, Mathilde Monnier created the show Soapéra, and subsequently paid homage to Merce Cunningham by way of the show Un américain à paris. In 2011, together with choreographer Loïc Touzé and writer Tanguy Viel, Mathilde Monnier created Nos images, a work focusing on film. Together with Jean-François Duroure, she restaged Pudique acide / Extasis at the Festival Montpellier Danse 11, two duos that the choreographers created in 1984 and 1985.
Source : Mathilde Monnier
En savoir plus : www.mathildemonnier.com
Back in 1987, after having completed her studies at the Ecole nationale supérieure Louis-Lumière, Valérie Urréa began asserting her passion for visual and performing arts. Documentaries, live recordings, fictions, from 'Bruit Blanc' to 'L’Homme qui Danse', all of Valerie Urréa’s films, which are principally coproduced by ARTE, explore highly-sensitive themes such as autism, masculinity and issues concerning race, through artistic visions. Her multiple award-winning films are regularly presented in international festivals. She was guest-artist twice for the Commission Image Mouvement de la Délégation des Arts Plastiques (Image/Movement Commission of the French Visual Arts Delegation). At the same time, she was a teacher for several years at the École Supérieure des Arts Visuels (ESAV - Higher Institute for Visual Arts) in Marrakech, specializing in the relationships between images and performing arts.
Source : Valérie Urréa
Les lieux de là
Choreography : Mathilde Monnier
Interpretation : Ezster Salamon, Corinne Garcia, Rita Quaglia, Julie Limont, Michèle Prélonge, Bertrand Davy, Salia Sanou, Seydou Boro, Herman Diephuis, Joel Luecht, Éric Houzelot, Alexandre Meyer
Set design : Annie Tolleter
Live music : Alexandre Meyer
Additionnal music : Heiner Goebbels
Lights : Éric Wurtz
Costumes : Dominique Fabrègue, Laurence Alquier
Settings : Jean-Christophe Minart (réalisation)
Production / Coproduction of the choreographic work : Production Théâtre de la ville - paris, Centre chorégraphique national de Montpellier Languedoc-Roussillon, Festival Montpellier danse 98, Telstra Adelaïde Festival 2000, Maison de la culture d'Amiens, Vision-France, Commissariat général du Pavillon de la France à l'exposition universelle de Hanovre 2000, Tanztheater International - expo 2000 Hannover
Duration : 60'
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