Nal Boa [Look at me]
An extract remodelled by GrOup (Besançon, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté), a collective coordination, as part of the “Danse en amateur et repertoire” programme (2017/2018) (a programme created to assist and promote amateur dancing).
Transmission by Jean-Antoine Bigot.
Presented on 26 May 2018, Les 2 Scènes, Théâtre Ledoux, Besançon.
The piece when it was created
Firstly produced 30 September 2010 at the City Hall Square in Séoul (South Korea) during the international festival Hanmadang Gwacheong
Choreography: Jean-Antoine Bigot and Anne Le Batard
Piece for 7 performers: Jean-Antoine Bigot, Soo-Bin Kang, Jae-Young Park, Corinne Pontana, Rolando Rocha, Ji In Gook, Han-Sol Yu
Music: (live) Pascal Ferrari, Rui Owada
Original duration: 50 minutes
GrOup (Besançon, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté)
The association grOup is the result of the initiative of participants in the Transmission project, initiated by the Scène nationale de Besançon and led from 2012 to 2015 by Caroline Grosjean. Forced to admit that this adventure would come to an end, several participants concerned themselves with the future. This initiative found an echo over and beyond the Transmission members. Today, seventy amateur dancers meet up regularly for the projects, training courses and experimentation opportunities proposed.
The grOup members share great curiosity for the various approaches to dance and, in particular, for what can nurture each individual’s physical imagination. When the association was set up, the aim was to be able to meet up all together around a long-term, large-scale project, while retaining the regular, professional coaching of one or more choreographic artists. Occupying public space and especially the street is another major aim of the group’s current members. This has already taken the form of several performances in Besançon’s public spaces: some members danced to Christophe Tarkos’s poetry (BIP project), others danced with piles of clothes and paper, drawing inspiration from Anna Halprin’s Parades and Changes, while others gathered at the Frac in a work by Suzanna Fritscher.