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Opus 05 sur Mvett Camerounais revisité

Opus 05 sur Mvett Camerounais revisité

Opus 05


Sixth shutter of a Decalogue started and built in 2000 around the set of themes of the rupture, Opus 05 is a made up solo for itself by the choreographer James Carlès. It explores there the bases of its own commitment in the dance.

Opus 05 was created in Toulouse with the Theatre of Mazades in January 2005 within the framework of the international festival of the Choreographic Development centre It is Contemporary dance.

Opus 05 opens by some movements at the border of the immobility, some gestures right to place itself where it is necessary and as it is necessary. Some gestures to be able to begin this place exactly.
Opus 05 deploys then a writing carried out by time, time of the body in long lives or abrupt accelerations, time of the music in its re-sifted rhythms, stretched time, contracted, until being able moreover it, exhaustion, then the appeasing, finally.
The dancer makes a long journey.
Interior travel of any man who seeks himself.
Who must choose.
Only.
In spite of the obstacles, the traps of the pretences, the weight of the origins.
To choose for itself and by itself with the risk to leave what it always was.
To dare the rupture.
On several occasions it looks with far, hesitates, springs then retrogresses, must advance costs which costs, tramples, loses itself for better being.
Fall for being better raised.
To be simply.

CREDITS

Duration: 30 minutes

Choreography and interpretation: James Carlès Nganou
Artistic plate: 1 dancer and 2 managers
Music and sound creation:  Charles Rostan/James Carlès on a topic of music Mvet of the Baka Pygmies of Cameroon.
Light creation:  Boris Molinié

Carlès, James

James Carles is a choreographer, researcher and lecturer. He received initial training in dance and music of Africa and its Diaspora and then trained with the great names of modern dance in New York and London mainly. Since 1992, he hired an artistic and analytical approach that explores the “places junctions” between the dances, rhythms and philosophies of Africa and its Diaspora with technical and western thoughts frames. To date, his company’s directory contains more than fifty pieces of his own creation and authors like Katherine Dunham, Pearl Primus, Talley Beatty, Asadata Dafora, Geraldine Armstrong, Rick Odums, Wayne Barbaste, Carolyn Carlson, Robyn Orlin, etc.


Dancer soloist and outstanding performer, James Carles was performer and artistic collaborator for not only numerous “all music” ranging from Baroque to contemporary music, through jazz; but also choreographers such as Carolyn Carlson, Robyn Orlin, Rui Horta, Myriam Naisy, etc.

Artist associated with Astrada- Jazz In Marciac 2012-2014, research associate in the laboratory of the University LLA Créatis Jean Jaures Toulouse, James Carles is particularly invests in heritage projects for diversity and diffusion of choreographic culture. He is also founder and artistic director of the festival “Dances and Black Continents”.

Rostan, Charles

Charles Rostan is a musician and composer.

Charles Rostan, achieved multi-instrumentalist, discovered the electronic music in Asian Dub Fondation in London where he worked on various projects mixing traditional musics, acoustic and electronic. He has collaborated for four years with James Carlès on musical creations of the company.
Note of the composer:  The sound universe of Opus 05 was to give an account of the interaction and the mixture of the cultures African and Western. The sound colors come from different horizons and mix to be transformed with final into another thing. There is no brutal rupture in the composition but a partition which evolves throughout the part. The other characteristic of this work is that there does not exist preregistered band; the music is played live since a computer. 
Charles Rostan

Opus 05

Choreography : James Carlès Nganou

Interpretation : James Carlès Nganou - Plateau artistique : 1 danseur et 2 régisseurs

Original music : Charles Rostan / James Carlès sur un thème de musique " Mvet " des Pygmées Baka du Cameroun

Lights : Boris Molinié

Sound : Charles Rostan / James Carlès sur un thème de musique " Mvet " des Pygmées Baka du Cameroun

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