May B (2016)
“For us, this work, based on the writings of Samuel Beckett, was the basis for a secret decoding of our most intimate, most hidden, least known gestures. In it, the movement and theatrical atmosphere are at odds with the physical performance and aesthetic of the dancer. An attempt to draw attention to those minute or grandiose gestures, those many barely-noticeable, banal lives where waiting and ‘not quite still' stillness leaves a void, an immense nothing, a beach of silences full of hesitations. When Beckett's characters search only for stillness, they cannot help moving, a little or a lot, but they move. In this work which is theatrical in principle, for us the interest was to develop neither words nor speeches, but gesture in its broken-down form, and in so doing, search for the meeting point between the contracted movement of theatre on the one hand and dance and choreographic language on the other.”
Source : Maguy Marin company
Born in Toulouse, dancer and choreographer Maguy Marin studied classical ballet at the Toulouse dance academy. She then joined the Strasbourg Dance Company and later Mudra, Maurice Béjart’s multi-disciplinary school in Brussels. In 1978, with Daniel Ambash, she founded the Ballet-Théâtre de l’Arche, which was to become the Compagnie Maguy Marin in 1984. The Centre Chorégraphique National de Créteil et du Val-de-Marne followed in 1985: its unremitting artistic work spread worldwide.
In 1987, Marin’s encounter with musician-composer Denis Mariotte was the starting point of a decisive partnership, which broadened the scope of experimentation.
Then in 1998, a new place to settle in, for a new Centre Chorégraphique National, in Rillieux-la-Pape: a place as a we in time and space to strengthen one’s ability to foster those diagonal forces resisting oblivion (H. Arendt).
The year 2011 saw a remodelling of the framework in which the company’s reflection and achievements unfold. After the intensity of the Rillieux-la-Pape years, there emerged a need for a new phase in Toulouse from 2012.
In January, 2015, Maguy Marin and the company find the region of Lyon. An installation to ramdam to Sainte-Foy-lès-Lyon, who engages the deployment of a new ambitious project: RAMDAM, un centre d’art.
Source : Compagnie Maguy Marin
More information : compagnie-maguy-marin.fr
Born in 1977, Fabien Plasson is a video director specialized in the field of performing arts (dance , music, etc).
During his studies at the Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts de Lyon (joined in 1995) Fabien discovered video art. He was trained by various video artists (Joel Bartoloméo Pascal Nottoli , Eric Duyckaerts , etc) .
He first experimented with the creation of installations and cinematic objects.
From 2001 to 2011, he was in charge of Ginger & Fred video Bar’s programming at La Maison de la Danse in Lyon. He discovered the choreographic field and the importance of this medium in the dissemination, mediation and pedagogical approach to dance alongside Charles Picq, who was a brilliant video director and the director of the video department at that time.
Today, Fabien Plasson is the video director at La Maison de la Danse and in charge of the video section of Numeridanse.tv, an online international video library, and continues his creative activities, making videos of concerts, performances and also creating video sets for live performances.
Sources: Maison de la Danse ; Fabien Plasson website
More information: fabione.fr
Ulises Alvarez, Mychel Lecoq, Laura Frigato, Florence Girardon / Cathy Polo, Cécile Laloy, Johanna Moaligou, Françoise Leick, Louise Mariotte / Agnès Potié, Rolando Roncha Soto, Ennio Sammarco, Marcelo Sepulveda
Franz Schubert, Gilles de Binche, Gavin Bryars
Production / Coproduction of the choreographic work
Coproduction Compagnie Maguy Marin, Maison des Arts et de la Culture de Créteil. La Compagnie Maguy Marin est subventionné par le Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication, la Ville de Lyon, la Région Rhône-Alpes et reçoit l’aide de l’Institut français pour ses projets à l’étranger.
Production / Coproduction of the video work
Maison de la Danse - 2016