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Récital [remontage 2015]

Récital [remontage 2015]

Récital [remontage 2015]

Choreography by Mourad Merzouki  

A choreographic extract remodelled by the group Teen-Eight (Créteil), responsible for the project Habib Benamar, as part of the “Danse en amateur et repertoire” programme (2014) (a programme created to assist and promote amateur dancing).

The group
The Teen-Eight came into being in early 2013 within a recreational club belonging to the socio-educational network of Créteil. Its members first created a piece in their own name, presented on several occasions in the town. This was in connection with many partners in the region, including the Centre chorégraphique national directed by Mourad Merzouki. In 2014, they participated in a version of his work Récita, for one hundred and fifty amateurs, on the forecourt of the town hall. For the current revival, they rehearse two hours every fortnight with a direct collaborator of the choreographer, in addition to their own regular work. The project, which started with seventeen participants, has now stabilised to involve six teenagers aged thirteen to seventeen including, as yet a rare event in hip-hop, as many girls as boys. 

The choreographer
Born in the suburbs of Lyon, Mourad Merzouki became a French leader of hip-hop, before whom theatre doors soon opened. First in tandem with Kader Attou, he went on to create his own company Käfig in 1996, and was named the director of the Centre chorégraphique national de Créteil in 2009, where he organised the Kalypso festival. His twenty-two works have been viewed in six hundred and fifty cities in sixty-one countries. Récital is a landmark along this journey. Created in 1998, this work plays on the symbolism of classical concerts, romanticising the hope, nursed at that time by urban dance artists, to perform on professional stages. Since 2014 Récital has experienced a new lease of life, with its revival for forty interpreters at the Biennale de Lyon, its transmission to dancers in India, and its treatment by Labanotation (for the first time ever in the history of hip-hop).

The artist
In the version of Récital with one hundred and fifty amateurs in 2014, the Teen-Eight performed only one tableau. They now work on four, under the watchful eye of Céline Tringali. Collaborating with Mourad Merzouki since 2005, she is specially charged with teaching and with dance practices for the Centre chorégraphique national de Créteil. She carefully followed the revival of Récital for forty dancers at the Biennale de Lyon last year. The adaptations of the work for the group of six dancers from the Teen-Eight consist of a few simplifications with respect to the technical level of the interpreters, and the focus is on the assimilation of figures, memorisation and mastery. 

Merzouki, Mourad

Born in Lyon in 1973, Mourad Merzouki began practicing martial arts and circus arts as early as a seven-year-old. At the age of fifteen, he encountered hip-hop culture for the first time and through it, he discovered dance.

He quickly decided to develop this form of street art while also experimenting with other choreographic styles, particularly with Maryse Delente, Jean-François Duroure and Josef Nadj.

The wealth of his experiences fed his desire to direct artistic projects, blending hiphop with other disciplines. In 1989 he, along with a group of dancers, created his first company ‘Accrorap'.

In 1994 the company performed Athina during Lyon's Biennial Dance Festival; it was a triumph that brought street dance to the stage.Merzouki's travels have led him into unchartered territory, where dance can be a powerful means of communication.

In order to develop his own artistic style and sensitivity, Merzouki established his own company, Käfig, in 1996.

In January 2006, Compagnie Käfig began a period of residence at Espace Albert Camus in Bron. The theatre became the venue of the Karavel Festival, created in 2007 under the leadership of Mourad Merzouki. The festival invites some 10 different hip-hop companies and other initiatives to the city.

In parallel, Mourad Merzouki spearheaded the inception of a new center for choreographic creation and development: Pôle Pik opened its doors in Bron in 2009.

In June 2009, Mourad Merzouki was appointed director of the Centre chorégraphique National de Créteil et du Val-de-Marne. He continues to develop his projects there, with an accent on openness to the world.

In 18 years, the choreographer has created 22 shows and his company gives on average 150 performances per year around the world.


Source : CCN Créteil et Val-de-Marne’s website


More information : http://ccncreteil.com/

Zeriahen, Karim

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

Récital [remontage 2015]

Choreography : Mourad Merzouki

Interpretation : Sheldon Dalmat, Tibalt Dautrel, Lise Gnaba, Alyssa Mimi, Roxane et Darina Tevi

Original music : Franck II Louise

Other collaborations : Extrait chorégraphique remonté par le groupe Les Teen-Eight (Créteil), référent pour le projet Habib Benamar, dans le cadre de Danse en amateur et répertoire (2014) - Transmission Céline Tringali

Duration : 15 minutes

Danse en amateur et répertoire

Amateur Dance and Repertory is a companion program to amateur practice beyond the dance class and the technical learning phase. Intended for groups of amateur dancers, it opens a space of sharing for those who wish to deepen a practice and a knowledge of the dance in relation to its history.

Laurent Barré
Head of Research and Choreographic Directories
Anne-Christine Waibel
Research Assistant and Choreographic Directories
+33 (0)1 41 83 43 96
danse-amateur-repertoire@cnd.fr

Source: CN D

More information: https://www.cnd.fr/en/page/323-danse-en-amateur-et-repertoire-grant-programme

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