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Numeridanse.tv 2010 - Director : De Mey, Thierry

Choreographer(s) : De Mey, Thierry (Belgium)

Present in collection(s): Numeridanse.tv , Charleroi danses [2005-2016]

Video producer : Charleroi Danses

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Rémanences

Numeridanse.tv 2010 - Director : De Mey, Thierry

Choreographer(s) : De Mey, Thierry (Belgium)

Present in collection(s): Numeridanse.tv , Charleroi danses [2005-2016]

Video producer : Charleroi Danses

en fr

Rémanences

Rémanences is a video installation created in March 2010 during professional encounters between the CECN and the VIA festival. It evokes numerous pictorial references such as Francis Bacon's deformed bodies, Yves Klein's anthropometries, Mantegna's drapes and Henri Michaux's ideograms. Filmed using a thermal camera, the dancers become ghostlike. The warm parts of their bodies show up more than the image, while the colder areas, with less blood flowing through them, seem to disappear. With their evanescent bodies and moving shadows, the dancers become a living calligraphy, black marks on a white canvas.

Conception and direction Thierry De Mey
Created and performed by Manuela Rastaldi, Silvana Suarez Cedeño, Yoann Boyer, Dana Augustin, Volodia Lesluin
choreographic assistant Manuela Rastaldi
Camera and calibration Julien Lambert
Film editor Marjorie Cauwel
Sound mixing Xavier Meeus, Juan Palomba
Stage management Nixon Fernandes
Technical Matthieu Virot
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Production Charleroi Danses, Centre chorégraphique de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles
Coproduction Le Manège.Mons-TRANSDIGITAL / TechnocITé-TRANSDIGITAL
With the support of
TRANSDIGITAL / FEDER on the occasion of programme Interreg IV France-Wallonie-Vlaanderen
In partnership with MAXYS Belgium
Thanks to Jan Delye (FLIR Systems AB) / Lionel Collin / David Bogaert / Pierre Pourcel (www.maxys.be)

De Mey, Thierry

De Mey, Thierry

Thierry De Mey, born in 1956, is a composer and filmmaker. An instinctive feel for movement guides his entire work, allowing him to tackle and integrate a variety of disciplines. The premise behind his musical and filmic writing is the desire for rhythm to be experienced in the body or bodies, revealing the musical meaning for the author, performer and audience. He has developed a system of musical writing for movement used in pieces where the visual and choreographic aspects are just as important as the gesture producing the sound, such as in "Musique de tables" (1987), "Silence must be!" (2002) and "Light Music", which premiered at Lyon's Musiques en Scène biennial festival in 2004.


A large part of his music production is intended for dance and cinema. He has often been more than a composer for the choreographers Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Wim Vandekeybus and his sister Michèle Anne De Mey, offering his precious collaboration in the invention of "formal strategies" – to use a favourite expression of his. Among his main work let us mention "Rosas danst Rosas", "Amor constante", "April me", "Kinok" (choreographies by A. T. De Keersmaeker), "What the body does not remember", "Les porteuses de mauvaises nouvelles", "Le poids de la main" (choreographies by W. Vandekeybus), "Dantons Töd" (dir. Bob Wilson), "Musique de table", "Frisking" pour percussions, un quatuor à cordes, "Counter Phrases", etc.


He participated in the foundation of Maximalist! and the Ictus ensemble which created several of his pieces (dir. G E Octors). His music has been performed by major ensembles such as the Arditti Quartet, the Hilliard Ensemble, London Sinfonietta, Ensemble Modern, Muzikfabrik and the Orchestre Symphonique de Lille. Thierry De Mey's installations, in which music, dance, video and interactive processes work together, have been presented in events such as the Venice and Lyon biennials as well as in many museums. His work has received national and international awards (Bessie Awards, Eve du Spectacle, Forum des compositeurs de l'Unesco, FIPA, etc). The film/installation "Deep in the wood" (2002-2004) involved more than 70 dancers/choreographers. For the film "Counter Phrases" (2003-2004), nine composers answered his dance/film invitation : S. Reich, F. Romitelli, M. Lindberg, T. Hosokawa, G. Aperghis, J. Harvey, L. Francesconi, R. De Raaf and S. Van Eycken. In 2003, the working process with ATDK for "April me" was the subject of a documentary entitled "Corps accord", produced by ARTE which has also broadcast and co-produced most of his films.

Since July 2005, Thierry De Mey is artistic director of Charleroi/Danses along with Pierre Droulers, Michele Anne De Mey and Vincent Thirion.


In 2006, he realised an installation adapted from Perrault's tale, "Barbe Bleue" (Bluebeard), plus a film, "One Flat Thing, reproduced" based on the choreography by William Forsythe and broadcast by Arte in October. In 2007 he made From Inside for the Charleroi/Danses Biennale, an interactive installation in the form of a triptych. For the 2009 Charleroi/Danses Biennale, he created "Equi Voci", a polyptych of dance films accompanied by orchestral music and which includes "Prélude à la mer", a film based on one of Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker's most beautiful choreographies which he shot by the Aral Sea in October 2009. His latest film – "La Valse", choreographed by Thomas Hauert and the ZOO dance company – completes and close this project.


Source : Charleroi/danses


More information : www.charleroi-danses.be

Rémanences

Artistic direction / Conception : Thierry De Mey

Choreography assistance : Manuela Rastaldi

Interpretation : Manuela Rastaldi, Silvana Suarez Cedeño, Yoann Boyer, Dana Augustin, Volodia Lesluin

Other collaborations : Caméra et étalonage Julien Lambert Montage images Marjorie Cauwel Mixage son Xavier Meeus, Juan Palomba Régie générale Nixon Fernandes Technique Matthieu Virot

Production / Coproduction of the video work : Production Charleroi Danses, Centre chorégraphique de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles Co-production Le Manège.Mons-TRANSDIGITAL / TechnocITé-TRANSDIGITAL

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