An extract remodelled by the group Ainsi Danse, coordinator Vera Noltenius, as part of Danse en amateur et répertoire programme 2018/2019 (a programme created to assist and promote amateur dancing). Transmission by Lisa Guerrero, Régina Meier, Nathalie Pernette and Vincent Simon. Presented 25 May 2019, place de la Pointe, Pantin.
The dance work when it was created
Firstly produced 15 May 2009 in a courtyard, 82 rue de Merlan in Noisy-Le-Sec, during the festival Rencontres d’Ici et d’Ailleurs
Choreography: Nathalie Pernette
Dance work for 4 performers: Arnaud Cabias, Laurent Falguiéras, Nathalie Pernette, Pauline Simon
Music: Franck Gervais for L’Insomnie, La Rose, Les Oignons and Einstürzende Neubauten, Ich warte for L’Apparition
Original duration: 42 minutes
Ainsi Danse (Jeuxey, Grand-Est)
The dancers of this group, members of the Ainsi Danse association, regularly take part in courses and workshops with dancers and choreographers – including Daniel Larrieu, Hans van den Broek, Kader Attou, Pascale Houbin, Denis Plassard, etc. By drawing on the repertoire and techniques which these contemporary creators transmit to them, they produce works which they present to the public. In 2015, the association took part in the French National Encounters of Danse en amateur et répertoire with Denis Plassard’s DéBaTailles. Alongside this work, the association carries out awareness campaigns and proposes excursions to cultural destinations in Lorraine.
Nathalie Pernette created Les Miniatures in 2009 for the Chalon dans la rue Festival, with the desire to move beyond the traditional relationship with the public and to take over the landscape. A street, a square, a park, a market could host short performances which appear and disappear into the urban fabric. These miniature, nomad dances, which address themes close to her heart – such as the human-animal relationship, the living and the inanimate – enable the group to dance anywhere and to play with the coincidences of potential interaction with spectators.