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Mouvements #02

To mark the 30th annual Eurockéennes Festival in Belfort, VIADANSE – Centre chorégraphique national de Bourgogne Franche-Comté à Belfort (National Choreographic Centre of Burgundy and Franche-Comté in Belfort – CCN Belfort) invited 18 choreographers, representing the wide diversity in the field of choreography. The film director Nicolas Habas followed them on the natural site of Malsaucy, from the beginning of the preparations for the festival, and throughout it to the end. The choreographers took part in all that happened, everywhere it happened (stages, technical storage management areas, traffic routes, crowds of audiences, backstage…) resulting in danced portrayals that documented in a recreational manner the impressive machinery needed to bring about the event.


Clip #02 – shot near the entrance to the Malsaucy leisure park in a place used to stock material during the installation of the festival, with Anne Lebatard and Jean-Antoine Bigot from the Ex Nihilo Company

Le Batard, Anne

ANNE LE BATARD After a career as a dancer (companies Karin Vyncke in Brussels and Georges Appaix in Marseilles), she founded the company Ex Nihilo in 1994. She explores the relationship between the dancer and dance to space and to others as well as the spectator’s place. She has developed a specific writing form, focused on listening and responsiveness, fed by long periods of immersion and research in public space. Her approach to dance is closely linked to a practice of the photographic image and video. 


With JEAN-ANTOINE BIGOT , they have written about fifteen choreographic pieces, ranging from duets to com- positions for 15 or 17 dancers. They teach and train in France and abroad the repertoire
and the technique of the company through workshops and specific creations. 


Ex Nihilo Company Website

avril 2020


Bigot, Jean-Antoine

JEAN-ANTOINE BIGOT has performed in France and Belgium (companies Pierre Doussaint, Karin Vyncke, Héla Fattoumi and Eric Lamoureux...) In 2000, he joined the company and
has since shared from the artistic direction with Anne Le Batard. Alongside his career as a dan- cer, he continues his visual arts practice through drawing and painting. With Behind the White, he confirms this desire to join his two practices in one performance. 


With ANNE LE BATARD , they have written about fifteen choreographic pieces, ranging from duets to com- positions for 15 or 17 dancers. They teach and train in France and abroad the repertoire
and the technique of the company through workshops and specific creations. 

Ex Nihilo Company Website

Updating: April 2020

Habas, Nicolas

 Nicolas Habas is a screenwriter, director, member of the collective Un Poil Court and author of the web-series anchored in dance, Le Corps dans la ville. 

Ex Nihilo

Le festival des Eurockéennes de Belfort

 True to its spirit of eternal youth, the festival has not aged at the dawn of its fourth decade and once again stands out as the mirror of its time, retaining its place among the great historic European musical gatherings … Since 1989, there have already been 1,777 concerts with claimed eclecticism, having pleased almost 2,813,000 festival-goers, of all ages, all backgrounds and all nationalities! This social mix and diversity of abundant styles, gathered in the hollow of a green cocoon, a little parenthesis out of time, are each year synonymous with shared emotions and beautiful encounters. A festive communion with respect for nature, faithful to the solidarity commitments of a 100% associative festival and all of its partners, communities and local associations. 

VIADANSE - Direction Fattoumi-Lamoureux - CCN de Bourgogne Franche-Comté à Belfort

The Centre Chorégraphique National de Franche-Comté in Belfort (CCNFCB) is a space dedicated to contemporary creation. The French CCN label (National Choreographic Center) was established in 1984.

Currently there are 19 of these National Choreographic Centers in France.

Since March 2015, the Centre chorégraphique national de Franche-Comté in Belfort has been directed by Héla Fattoumi and Éric Lamoureux, for which they created the project VIADANSE. 

Their project VIADANSE is laid in the prospect of a 3rd generation choregraphic center, revolving around a dynamic concept highlighting the circulation of projects and the building of networks, from Franche-Comté to Burgundy ; from the Grand Est to Switzerland and Europe.

Mouvements #02

Artistic direction / Conception : Nicolas Habas

Interpretation : Cie Ex Nihilo

Sound : Valentin Scion

Other collaborations : montage : Léna Pradelle

Production / Coproduction of the video work : Cette web-série est produite par VIADANSE, Les Eurockéennes et Séquence, en partenariat avec Arte Concert et avec le soutien du Ministère de la Culture, Direction générale de la création artistique.

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