May B [remontage 2017]
An extract remodelled by the company Edva (Sainte-Clotilde), artistic manager Véronique Asencio, as part of the “Danse en amateur et repertoire” programme (2016) (a programme created to assist and promote amateur dancing).
Based in Sainte-Clotilde on La Reunion Island and directed by Véronique Asencio, Edva brings together young students from the OI La Danse school. Students are offered technical classes and research workshops, a cursus completed by the dissemination of shows. Participation in the “Danse en amateur et repertoire” programme allows them to experience first-hand how professionals live on tour and to discover in detail the functioning of a troupe.
The choice to work on an extract from May B (1981), a flagship work by Maguy Marin and, more widely still, of the history of dance, in this instance remodelled by Isabelle Sissmann-Missal, allows the young interpreters to try their hands at a powerful story that combines dance and narration on the subjects of “constituent shatterings, giving birth and childhood”. It also frees an area of research around a unique language, a creative process and, more broadly, offers to strengthen within them a choreographic culture.
Of Spanish origin, born in Toulouse in 1951, Maguy Marin began her apprenticeship at Maurice Béjart’s Mudra school in Brussels. She founded an initial company with Daniel Ambash, before being awarded a prize at the Concours de Bagnolet in 1978. Based at the Maison des arts de Créteil between 1980 and 1990, her company became a Centre chorégraphique national in 1985. Collaborating with the composer Denis Mariotte since 1987, Maguy Marin creates a highly personal language, delving into the gestures and sounds of the body, dance and text, live music, seeking allies in the world of literature. Existential, connected to the individual and the group, her dance condenses powerful aesthetic and philosophical challenges. At the head of the Centre chorégraphique national de Rillieux-la-Pape, in the Lyon suburbs, since 1998, her company regained its independence in 2011. Maguy Marin has produced more than forty shows.
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
From live stage images to life in images, the director and video artist Karim Zeriahen seems to have found the shortest way. Since the beginning of the 90s, when he worked in close relationship with choreographer Philippe Decouflé, he learned how to put the art of stage in motion, contemporary dance most of the time. Karim Zeriahen then starts a fruitful collaboration with Montpellier based choreographer Mathilde Monnier. Stop, Videlilah, day of night, short films adapted from her stage creations. Each time, Karim Zeriahen's camera takes over the place with movement, the body language is not frozen but magnified. Choreographer Herman Diephuis also joins this gallery of dancing portraits. Documentaries on figures such like Albert Maysles or Hubert de Givenchy and from Joe Dalessandro to Paul Morrissey, he sets a signature, a camera always in action with confidence.
Today the director goes further with a new project and tracks the subtle movements of the body language beyond the physical appearance. A collection of living portraits as unique pièces reminding us of the master portraitists of renaissance. These living natures consists in filming the subject in a certain amount of time, almost still, with signs of respiration, eye blinks, as if it were posing for a painting. They are then displayed on a flat screen with a memory card. With this collection starting, Karim Zeriahen, with his documentary and artist vision, interrogates himself about the virtual world filled with images. By taking a pause, and his models with him, he questions the way we look at things, the way we look at life.
Source: Philippe Noisette
En savoir plus: www.karimzeriahen.com
May B [remontage 2017]
Ornella Alessandri, Cécile Barau, Noémi Fidji, Mathilde Geyer, Camille Grondin, Hugo Hagen, Eva Hoarau, Emma Law-Bo-Kang, Carmen Serrat, Lilla Vigneron-Asencio
Franz Schubert, le Carnaval de Binche, Gavin Bryars
Extrait remonté par la compagnie Edva (Sainte-Clotilde), responsable artistique Véronique Asencio, dans le cadre de Danse en amateur et répertoire (2016) - Transmission Isabelle Sissmann-Missal