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Luisance

CCN de Caen en Normandie
2008 - Director : Simon, Nicolas

Choreographer(s) : Richard, Alban (France)

Present in collection(s): Maison de la Danse de Lyon

en fr

Luisance

CCN de Caen en Normandie
2008 - Director : Simon, Nicolas

Choreographer(s) : Richard, Alban (France)

Present in collection(s): Maison de la Danse de Lyon

en fr

Luisance

An enigmatic and stupefying temporality made up of repeated attempts, of bodies who are always late, of intermissions…
The desire is to form a ritual: from trance to statuary…
Dissolved, blurry postures incessantly passing from saint to sultry will petrify in a dramatic crescendo…
A solidification of the form of these two bodies caught in a strangling bottleneck…
The work with the body was carried out from positions inspired by the iconography of the Salpêtrière hospital asylum’s hysterical patients and saints in ecstasy in Baroque paintings and sculptures. These postures, reinvented by the dancers, have been placed in a very constrained space…
The choreographic process is a composition revolving around the canon: canon by addition, by subtraction, canon by contrary movement, etc. …
Each dancer works along the same choreographic line.
There is therefore the choice of a horizontal writing around rhythmic variations.
Luisance : a singular and suffocated luminescence, a pale gilt… of which we know no longer whether it recalls a night or a day… an absorbed light…


Source : CCN Caen, Normandy


More information : ccncn.eu

Luisance

An enigmatic and stupefying temporality made up of repeated attempts, of bodies who are always late, of intermissions…

The desire is to form a ritual: from trance to statuary… 

Dissolved, blurry postures incessantly passing from saint to sultry will petrify in a dramatic crescendo…

A solidification of the form of these two bodies caught in a strangling bottleneck…

The work with the body was carried out from positions inspired by the iconography of the Salpêtrière hospital asylum’s hysterical patients and saints in ecstasy in Baroque paintings and sculptures. These postures, reinvented by the dancers, have been placed in a very constrained space…

The choreographic process is a composition revolving around the canon: canon by addition, by subtraction, canon by contrary movement, etc. …

Each dancer works along the same choreographic line.

There is therefore the choice of a horizontal writing around rhythmic variations.

Luisance : a singular and suffocated luminescence, a pale gilt… of which we know no longer whether it recalls a night or a day… an absorbed light…

Richard, Alban

Alban Richard discovered contemporary dance while he was pursuing literary and musical studies. From the late 1990s, he worked for various choreographers such as Odile Duboc, Olga de Soto and Rosalind Crisp.

In 2000, Alban Richard founded Ensemble l'Abrupt for which he created about thirty very different pieces, always in close interaction with a musical work whose writing and formal structure he questioned. Consequently, each creation opens up new research and a new performance style, setting itself apart from the previous one. The way he develops his shows, using restricted improvisations to devise the work directly on stage, encourages the performers to become creators of their own dance.

Alban Richard has collaborated with the Alla francesca ensemble, Les Talens Lyriques, Les Percussions de Strasbourg, the Ensemble intercontemporain, IRCAM and the Cairn, Instant Donné and Alternance ensembles, as well as with composers Arnaud Rebotini, Sebastian Rivas, Erwan Keravec, Jérôme Combier, Laurent Perrier, Raphaël Cendo, Robin Leduc, Paul Clift, Wen Liu and Matthew Barnson.

A prolific choreographer, Alban Richard is regularly invited by ballets and companies, both internationally (Canada, Lithuania, Norway) and in France, to create commissioned works.

Since 2015 he has been artistic director of the centre chorégraphique national de Caen en Normandie, with a project based on both his practice as an author and on connecting with the territory and its inhabitants.

More information : https://ccncn.eu/english/

Simon, Nicolas

Initiated to music and cinema by his two older brothers Nicolas Simon quickly becomes a cinephile and begins to direct short films as a teenager.

After a training in audiovisual professions at ESRA Bretagne, where he directed two short films in 16 millimeters, he met Emmanuelle Vo-Dinh in 2004 and discovered contemporary dance. In 2008, he directed « Making Rainbow », which traces the five months of creation of the first edition of the show "Rainbow" in Rennes.

He then co-directed «Le Grand Éléphant - l’Aventure des Constructeurs» an incursion of nearly two years in the premises of the association "The Machine" to follow with its builders the birth of the Grand Elephant Island of Nantes .

While continuing to work regularly with many choreographers like Alban Richard or Daniel Dobbels, he has since made several documentaries, commercials or video clips as well as three seasons of the series « La Tête de l’Emploi » for France 3.

Luisance

Artistic direction / Conception : Alban Richard

Choreography assistance : Daphné Mauger

Interpretation : Céline Angibaud, Laurie Giordano

Additionnal music : Johann Sebastian Bach O Haupt voler Blut BWV 244 Transcriptions et arrangements par Léopold Stokowski Enregistrements de 1936, Léopold Stokowski dirige le Philadelphia Orchestra (Maestro Célèbre History)

Lights : Valérie Sigward

Costumes : Corinne Petitpierre

Sound : Félix Perdreau

Production / Coproduction of the choreographic work : Production déléguée centre chorégraphique national de Caen en Normandie Coproduction ensemble l’Abrupt, Forum du Blanc-Mesnil avec le soutien du Département de Seine-Saint-Denis

Duration : 20 min

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